Class 5 #8 Farmington Hosts Fredericktown To Open Up MAAA Play On KREI

(Farmington) Conference play opens up Thursday night when the 8th-ranked in Class Five Farmington Knightettes host the Fredericktown Lady Blackcats on AM-800 KREI.

Farmington are 13-2 on the season and have already won two tournament championships in the St. Louis area, including a win over Class 6 #9 Battle at the Rockwood Summit Tournament during Christmas break. The Knightettes give up just 37 points-per-game while scoring 51 points-per-game.

Fredericktown are 6-7 this season and will make their return to the hardwood after a two-week break. The Lady Blackcats had a memorable run to the Central Christmas Tournament championship game as the six seed but fell to top-ranked South Iron in the championship game.

Fredericktown coach Micah Reutzel acknowledged that Farmington is a difficult opponent.

Fredericktown are led by sophomore P.J. Reutzel who averages 13 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Fredericktown and Farmington will tipoff from the Black Knight Fieldhouse in Farmington at 7:30 on Thursday. Pregame coverage begins at 7:15 on KREI and