(BONNE TERRE, Mo.) – In the boys semifinals of the Class 4 District 2 tournament at North County High School Tuesday, the Farmington Knights and Central Rebels both punched tickets to the championship game. Farmington was off and running from the start, defeating the DeSoto Dragons 76-32. A stingy defense for the Knights led to many fast break opportunities, as they had three players finish with double-digit scoring.

Cole Gerstenberger finished with 18 points and was the Applebee’s Player of the Game. Farmington coach Terry Noble said Gerstenberger’s skill set helps his team in many ways.

Farmington’s victory put them at 24-2 on the season, while DeSoto finished the year at 12-16.

Central fought through a close first half with the North County Raiders, but eventually stepped on the gas and cruised to a 59-34 win. Breven McMullen led all scorers with 26 points. The Central defense didn’t allow a single field goal from North County in the third quarter, allowing Jake Casey to extend the lead even more.

Central coach Adam Barton said the supporting cast helped make the second half push.

The Rebels improved to 15-12 on the year, while North County finished the season with the same 15-12 record. Farmington and Central will meet in the boys championship game on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on J-98.