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#8 Festus 63 – #7 DeSoto 46

(Park Hills) The final day of the Central Christmas Tournament featured consolation bracket action on the MyMoInfo SportStream. The first game of the day was the boys’ 5th place game, and it saw #8 Festus upend #7 DeSoto by a final score of 63-46. It was a close game throughout, but in the waning moments of the third quarter, the Tigers were able to take their largest lead of the game thanks to tremendous shooting from Collin Weinhaus…

Weinhaus was named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game as he finished with 21 points and six three pointers. Festus was able to keep DeSoto at an arm’s length the rest of the way as the Tigers outscored the Dragons by six in the fourth to coast to the win. Festus head coach Jason Therrell says it was all about energy for his team in this game…

Festus took 5th place in the tournament and improved to (8-3) with the win. DeSoto finished in sixth place and fell to (5-7).

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Jason Therell

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#3 Steelville 59 – #5 Arcadia Valley 32

#3 Steelville defeated #5 Arcadia Valley 59-32 to claim third place in the 65th Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament girl’s bracket heard on the MyMoInfo SportStream. The Tigers kept the game close trailing by just 10 at the half, but the Cardinals took control in the third quarter. Steelville outscored Arcadia Valley 23-5 in the third to take a 19 point lead into the fourth quarter.

Naomi Perkins finished the game with 15 points and was named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. After the game Cardinal head coach Seth Collins had high praise for the junior guard.

Steelville improves to 9-3 on the season and will take on St. James on Thursday January 7th. Arcadia Valley falls to 5-4 and will face Cape Central on January 4th.

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Seth Collins

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#2 North County 57 – #5 Farmington 53

The final game of the consolation bracket saw #2 North County put together an epic fourth-quarter comeback to knock off #5 Farmington in the boys’ 3rd place game by a final score of 57-53. The Knights led for virtually the entire game and looked to be in a great position to come away with the win – leading by 13 points with 4:40 remaining in the game. However, over the next two minutes and forty seconds, the lead evaporated as the Raiders came storming back to tie the game at 51 all…

On the ensuing possesion, Farmington turned the ball over and North County’s Kyle Conkright got fouled on the shot and had a chance to give his team the lead. He was successful, but then a flurry saw the Knights tie it briefly before a pair of Nolan Reed free throws gave the Raiders the lead for good…

Over the final 40 seconds, the Knights missed a few good looks at three pointers and were forced to foul to continue giving themselves opportunities. They were able to do so because the Raiders shot 1-7 from the free throw line and clung to a three point lead. Finally, on the eighth attempt, North County’s Clayton Crow made it a two possession game. Here’s how it sounded…

Raiders’ head coach Jimmy Palmer says he was proud of his team’s ability to stay the course in what was an extremely physical game…

North County took third place in the tournament and improved to (8-1) with the win. Farmington finished in fourth place and dropped to (7-3).

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Jimmy Palmer

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