(Park Hills) Monday was action-packed with high school basketball all day on J98 the Boot. It was a dominant day for the higher seeds, as 7 of the 8 teams in white home jerseys picked up the victory and every game was decided by double figures.
The top-seeded South Iron Lady Panthers defeated Arcadia Valley 71-20 in the first girls’ quarterfinal game of the Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament. Anna Parker led the scoring for South Iron with 18 points.
Parker was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Lady Panthers’ coach Lawrence Graves talks about South Iron’s offense.
South Iron is now 7-0 while Arcadia Valley drops to 0-6.
Interview with South Iron coach Lawrence Graves:
In the second girl’s quarterfinal game, it was Potosi over Festus 52-34.
Lauren Reed was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Potosi coach Allie Golden says it was a complete team victory.
Potosi is now 7-2 and will play South Iron in the girl’s semi-final round Wednesday afternoon at 1. Festus falls to 7-3.
Interview with Potosi coach Allie Golden:
In the third girl’s quarterfinal game, it was Central over Ste. Genevieve 78-32.
Madison Holmes was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Central coach Josh Mapes wasn’t disappointed by his freshmen and sophomores’ skills.
Central is now 7-1 while Ste. Genevieve falls to 1-9.
Full interview with Central coach Josh Mapes:
In the final girl’s quarterfinal game, it was Steelville over Fredericktown 58-29.
Tobi Pennock was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Steelville coach Zack Kennedy assures he wasn’t overwhelmed.
Steelville improves to 8-3 and will face the 2nd Seed Central in the semi-final round Wednesday at 2:30. Fredericktown falls to 4-5.
Interview with Fredericktown coach Micah Reutzel:
Interview with Steelville coach Zach Kennedy:
The first game of boys slate had top-ranked South Iron beating Perryville 90-35. Panthers senior Drenin Dinkins got off to a torrid start making five threes in the first half.
Dinkins was the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game with 28 points. The senior also eclipsed 2,000 points for his career. Head coach Dusty Dinkins gave his thoughts on the Home Pools and Spas Postgame Show.
South Iron improves to 8-2. Perryville drops to 0-8.
Interview with South Iron coach Dusty Dinkins:
In the second game of the boy’s bracket, Steelville and Potosi went back-and-forth early. But the Cardinals were able to pull away from the Trojans 72-60 after a hot third quarter behind the arc.
Landon Mabe was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game, leading the Cards with 22 points. Coach John Tolley talks about his leading scorer’s performance.
Steelville improves to 6-3 and will face the top-seeded South Iron Panthers Wednesday at 4 o’clock. Potosi falls to 4-4 and plays Perryville Tuesday at 1.
Interview with Steelville coach John Tolly:
The penultimate game of the night between Farmington and Arcadia Valley ended with the Knights on top by a score of 70-52. Senior Bracey Blanton has been hot as of late and kept the fire burning in this one.
Blanton had 16 points in the first half and finished with 19 en route to earning the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Farmington led 52-18 going into halftime of this game. Knights coach Garrett Callahan says his offense looked as good as it could.
Farmington improves to 6-2. Arcadia Valley drops to 3-7.
Interview with Farmington coach Garrett Callahan:
Lastly, we concluded our “Super-Monday” of high school basketball with the North County Raiders defeating Jefferson 64-47. The game was close for the majority, but North County was able to make some headroom from dynamic shooting guard Layne Wigger.
However, Kooper Kekec was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game with 10 points and multiple defensive stands. Coach Jimmy Palmer talks about the defense he saw out of his squad.
North County improves to 4-4 and will face Farmington in the second round of the boy’s bracket Wednesday at 5:30. Jefferson drops to 3-6 and plays Arcadia Valley Tuesday at 2:30.
Interview with North County coach Jimmy Palmer:
We will continue coverage of the 66th Annual Bob Sechrest Jr. Christmas Tournament at Central High School in Park Hills Tuesday at 3:45 with the Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show.