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Championship Night at the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Classic

(CRYSTAL CITY, Mo.) The final night of the Rolla “Duke” Herbert Classic boys basketball tournament takes the stage Friday night on KJFF.

The championship will feature the number one seeded Saxony Lutheran Crusaders (2-0) against the second seeded St. Vincent Indians (2-0). The first game of the night will feature the third place game as the Herculaneum Blackcats (1-2) will take on the Grandview Eagles (2-1) in a battle of 5th and 6th seeds.
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Herculaneum Blackcats head coach Jason Jarvis says senior Koby Klaus will be a handful to handle…
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Klaus has scored 67 points in the two games of the tournament. He is the leading scorer and is averaging 26.7 points per game early in the season on 52.5 percent shooting.
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Herculaneum’s Matt Sales has scored 29 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the tournament to lead the Blackcats. For Grandview, it will mark the third consecutive game in the tournament that they will play a conference team.
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Head coach Chris Miller knows it will be a tough task…
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Saxony Lutheran has run through the tournament outscoring their two opponents 189-56 in their two games most recently blowing out Herculaneum 94-35 on Wednesday. St. Vincent has played well offensively throughout the tournament with their up-tempo offense scoring 85 points in their win against the St. Louis Patriots and beating Grandview 92-76.
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St. Vincent head coach Bruce Valleroy is focused on his team playing their game….
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The seventh place game will feature the St. Louis Patriots and St. Paul High School. Fifth place will be a battle for the consolation bracket championship as Crystal City and Jefferson will square off.
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Championship night of the Rolla Duke Herbert Classic is Friday night on KJFF. We will begin our coverage with the third place game with pregame at 6:45 p.m., and tip-off slated for 7 p.m., from Crystal City High School.

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