#4 South Iron 39 – 49 #5 Arcadia Valley
(Park Hills) Day one of the Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament started with a 49-39 victory for #5 Arcadia Valley over #4 South Iron. South Iron led at the break, but the Tigers came out with a vengeance defensively only giving up four points to the Panthers in the third quarter. Arcadia Valley would get a big stop and turn it into the lead that they never gave up.
Gracee Smith was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game finishing with a game high 25. Smith says it was a switch up defensively for the Tigers which paved the way to the victory.
#5 Arcadia Valley (5-3) moves on to the semi final to face #1 Central on Tuesday while #5 South Iron (6-2) will play in the consolation championship on Thursday.
Post Game Interviews:
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#2 Ste. Genevieve 67 – 46 #7 Potosi
In game two second seeded Ste. Genevieve raced past seven seed Potosi 67-46. Potosi went up first. The Trojans’ Carly Hampton hit two early threes and Potosi went on top 8-2. With pressure and shooting Ste. Genevieve outscored Potosi 23-3 the rest of the first quarter. Dragons’ point guard Maci Reynolds torched the nets with 13 first quarter points…
Reynolds scored 13 more in the second quarter to outscore Potosi 26-18 in the first half. Reynolds finished with a career high 31 and was named our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Head coach of the Dragons Jordanna Walk-Robison says the energy produced by the bench is something they preach.
Ste. Genevieve led by as many as 37.
Hampton supplied 20 points for the Trojans. Ste. Genevieve improves to 3-2 and will play Steelville in the semis on Tuesday. Potosi falls to 2-5 will play Fredericktown on the consolation side Monday.
Jordanna Walk Robison
#3 Steelville 64 – 36 #6 Fredericktown
In the final girls game of the day #3 seed Steelville knocked off #6 Fredericktown 64-36. The first two and a half quarters were quite competitive as the LadyCats stayed right around ten, but the Lady Cardinals proved to be too much in the end.
Sydney Booker and Alyssa Church combined for 42 points while Booker had the lion’s share with 28 along with being named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Head coach for the Cardinals Seth Collins says he didn’t like what they were doing defensively in the first half and were able to mend those mistakes in the second.
#3 Steelville (8-2) moves on to play #2 Ste. Genevieve in the semis on Tuesday while #6 Fredericktown (1-2) takes on Potosi Monday in the consolation semis.
Post game Interview with Seth Collins:
#8 Festus 67-22 #9 Fredericktown
After a break in the action the boys took the floor with #8 Festus dominating #9 Fredericktown 67-22. Festus scored the first 18 points of the game behind some aggressive defense and hot shooting…
Collin Weinhaus and Connor Westoff led the Tigers with 13 points apiece.
Festus coach Jason Therell says he’d love to start any game like that…
Andrew Starkey scored nine for Fredericktown.
Festus improves to 6-2 and will play top seeded South Iron in the quarters on Tuesday.
Fredericktown snapped a seven game winning streak and fall to 7-2. They’ll get a bye into the consolation semi on Wednesday.
Full interview with Jason Therrell
Full interview with Fredericktown acting head coach John Hall
Full game audio
#4 Ste. Genevieve 81 – 50 #13 Central (JV)
#4 Ste. Genevieve (4-3) downed Central’s JV squad 81-50 to move to the quarterfinals in the second boys game of the evening. With all the pressure on the Dragons, the Rebels young guys were able to keep it close, but the sharpshooter for the Dragons Rickey Hunter was on fire.
Hunter finished the day with seven triples and 27 points overall on his way to being named the Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game. Head coach Rob Coleman says it’s no surprise Hunter is starting to light up the scoreboard.
#4 Ste. Genevieve (5-3) will face #5 Farmington (6-1) Tuesday in the boys quarterfinals.
Full Interview with Rob Coleman:
#5 Farmington 77-75 #12 Potosi
Any great night of entertainment saves the headliner as the final performance and that’s exactly what we got as 5th seeded Farmington beat 12th seeded Potosi 77-75. The Knights went on top by seven in the second quarter, but Potosi reeled them in and took the lead early in the third. Then again in the forth Farmington took its largest lead of 11 points, 70-59. Potosi then went on a 16-5 run to tie it up with five seconds left…
Knights coach Terry Noble takes us through the final play…
Brandt Gray led five Knights in double figures with 23 points. Potosi also put four in doubles. Malachi Peppers pumped in 28. Landon Bone had 20.
Farmington improves to 6-1 and gets a rematch with Ste. Genevieve in the quarterfinal on Tuesday. The Dragons beat them for the championship of the Sullivan tournament earlier this season.
Potosi falls to 5-4 and will play the Central JV on the left side of the bracket Monday.
Full interview with Terry Noble
We’ll be back to the T.J. Foulon Fieldhouse in Park Hills on Monday for the final three boys first round games on J-98. #7 DeSoto plays #10 Hillsboro at 5:30. Then it’s #3 Central against #14 Crystal City and finally #6 Steelville against #11 Jefferson to finished the first round. We’ll be on the air with our first Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show at 5:15 on the The Boot.