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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.

The seventh-seeded Cougars are 10-15, but head coach Christian Moulton has one of the most dynamic scorers in the are in sophomore Madison Nelson.

The third game of the first round in District 3 sees St. Pius take on Cuba.
The fifth-seeded Wildcats are 13-13 but have won four of their last 5 games.
Head coach Ryan Bobbit says his team has gotten a big boost from freshman forward Abby Peterson.

St. Pius is 20-4 behind junior guard AJ Agers.
The final game of the day will see the 20-5 Steelville Cardinals try to make good on their number-one seed when they battle the Bourbon Warhawks.
We’ll have coverage from the Class 3 District 3 girls first round starting at 10:40 Saturday morning on the MyMoInfo Sports Stream.

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