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Farmington, Potosi Advance In Boys MAAA Semis; Title Games Set In Both Girls, Boys Brackets

(PARK HILLS, Mo.) – The championships are set for the boys and girls MAAA Conference Tournament Saturday on J-98. The Farmington Knights and Potosi Trojans will meet in the boys title game after both grabbed victories Friday night at the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse in Park Hills. Farmington earned a 68-52 victory over the Central Rebels in the first semifinal behind 20 points from senior point guard Bryce Sancegraw.

Sancegraw was the Applebee’s Player of the Game. Farmington coach Terry Noble said he liked Sancegraw’s aggresive mindset in the win.

The Knights earned their eighth-straight win and are now 19-2 overall, while the Rebels fell to 11-11.

In game two, Potosi edged out the North County Raiders 44-41 in a defensive slugfest. Both teams struggled to find offense, but Trojans senior Noah Jacobsen still filled up the score sheet with 20 points, including a trio of three-pointers.

North County stayed close all game and had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but fell just short. Potosi coach Brett Hale said he liked his team’s defensive effort.

The Trojans moved their record to 10-10 while the Raiders are now 12-10.

Before the Knights and Trojans meet in the boys championship, the MAAA will first crown a girls tournament champion with North County facing Central. North County, as the 4-seed, pulled off an upset against the top-seeded Ste. Genevieve Dragons to reach this point and improve to 13-6. Raiders coach Zac McVey said in order to win the title, they will have to take care of the ball and rebound.

Meanwhile, the 18-3 Rebels look to earn their seventh MAAA tournament title in eight seasons. Rebels coach Josh Mapes said North County’s size will be challenging.

The boys and girls championship games will follow up the two third place matches Saturday. Here is the full schedule:

GIRLS THIRD PLACE: #6 Potosi vs. #1 Ste. Genevieve – 4 p.m.
BOYS THIRD PLACE: #4 Central vs. #3 North County – 5:30 p.m.
GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP: #4 North County vs. #2 Central – 7 p.m.
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP: #2 Potosi vs. #1 Farmington – 8:30 p.m.

All games can be heard on J-98 with coverage beginning at 3:45 p.m.

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