(PARK HILLS) The third seeded Farmington Knights prevail over top-seeded Central with a 55-50 win in overtime to take home the MAAA boys conference tournament title Saturday.
Central’s Brent Wagner drained a three at the buzzer to send the game into OT.
In the extra frame, Farmington’s Brendan Hardy came up big.
Tycen Gray led the Knights in scoring with 22 while Wade Scherffius led the Rebels with 18. Farmington head coach Terry Noble talks about winning in overtime.
Farmington advances to 16-7 on the season, while Central falls to 16-8.
In the girls championship, the top-seed Central Rebels took down the second-seed Farmington Knights, 48-39. It was a hard fought game on both sides, but Central pulled away and came out successful in the fourth.
Caitlyn Holmes led the Rebels in scoring with 15. Farmington was led by Macey Pauls with 13. Central coach Josh Mapes talks about freshman Sophia Horton.
Toward the end of the game, Farmington junior Virginia Lugo had to be taken off the floor on a stretcher after laying on the court for nearly 25 minutes. According to Farmington head coach Rusty Sancegraw, Lugo suffered a concussion after taking a couple of hits to the head. She is expected to recover.
The Rebels advance to 22-1 on the season, while the Knights fall to 13-8.
Third place for girls goes to the fourth seeded Arcadia Valley Tigers, taking down six-seed Valle Catholic, 75-66. The Tigers went on a 7-0 run to start the second quarter and never looked back, leading 36-25 at the half.
Gracee Smith led AV in scoring with 21. Despite the loss, Valle Catholic’s Sydney Basler led all scorers with 34. Tigers coach Stan Whited talks about having four girls in double digits.
Arcadia Valley advances to 14-9 on the season while Valle Catholic falls to 10-13.
***The boys third place game between North County and Ste Genevieve was cancelled due to inclement weather.
Farmington Boys HC Terry Noble
Central Boys HC Adam Barton
Farmington POG Tycen Gray
Central Girls HC Josh Mapes
Farmington Girls HC Rusty Sancegraw
Arcadia Valley Girls HC Stan Whited
*Full game audio can be found on the Farmington/Central/Arcadia Valley/Valle Catholic team pages.