(Park Hills) The St. Francois Rotary will hold its annual basketball shootout today at Mineral Area College and we will have coverage of all the action on J-98.
The Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse will once again host a full day of basketball, but unlike in years past, the day will not feature the Mineral Area College Cardinals playing to wrap up the event.
MAC hoops will not start their seasons until late January.
The first game of the day has the St. Paul boys playing the Winona Wildcats at 11:00.
Giants coach Justin Ford says it has been quite a scramble to find an opponent.
St. Paul comes in at 2-3 after losing to St. Pius last night.
Winona stands 2-4 after losing to Bunker last night.
The second game will feature the West County and Potosi boys squaring off for the fifth straight year at the rotary shootout.
The Trojans lead the series over the Bulldogs 3-1 and have won three straight, including a 60-32 win last year.
West County head coach Chris LaBruyere says he knows Potosi will be tough.
West County at 2-1 takes on 4-3 Potosi in boys hoops with tipoff expected around 12:30.
The lone girls game of the day will be an MAAA matchup between Ste. Genevieve and Arcadia Valley.
Ste. Gen comes in having played only three times with a 1-2 record.
Dragons head coach Jordanna Walk-Robison gives a scout on the Tigers.
Arcadia Valley stands 4-2, but Coach Ricky Turnbough says they are still looking for their best game.
Tipoff of Arcadia Valley and Ste. Genevieve girls will be around 2:00.
The Farmington girls were supposed to play the following game but could not find an opponent after Warrenton was unable to participate.
So it’s back to the boys for the final two games of the day.
First, Farmington plays Fox.
The Knights are 3-1 and are coming off a win over Cape Central.
Coach Terry Noble says playing in the shootout is always a blast.
The Warriors are just getting their basketball legs under them after a long run in the football playoffs.
Coach Mike Wilken says this is always a great event.
Fox comes in at 1-5.
The Warriors and Knights are currently scheduled to tip at 5:00.
The final game has North County against Gateway Legacy.
The Raiders have gotten off to a red-hot start at 5-0 and have showcased a roster stacked with talent.
Head coach Jimmy Palmer says he does not know much about 1-1 Gateway Legacy, but from what he has seen, he expects a challenge.
The capper between North County and Gateway Legacy is currently expected to tip around 6:30.
We’ll be on the air from the Bob starting 10:45 in the morning and all day long on J98 The Boot.
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