The Class 3 District 3 basketball tournament gets underway in Herculaneum Saturday with girls’ first-round games.
The third-seeded Grandview Eagles take on the number-six seed Jefferson Bluejays in the first game of the day.
The Bluejays have won four of their last 5 games behind junior forward Laney Smith to improve to 13-12.
The Eagles are leaning on senior Sarra Faust and junior Hailey Harlow to win 10 of their last 13 and move to 14-7.
After Jefferson-Grandview, seventh-seeded Kingston takes on the host Herculaneum.
The second-seeded BlackCats are 18-7 and are led in scoring by junior forward Paige Fowler.
But head coach Riley Blair says the JCAA Large-School Division champions are led by example by senior point guard Taylor Metcalf.