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FEB 6, 2017 MAAA CONFERENCE BASKETBALL PREVIEW (Audio)

(PARK HILLS, MO) The M-Triple-A Conference basketball tournaments returns to J-98 Monday for it’s 50th edition. We broadcast four quarterfinal games from the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse at Mineral Area College in Park Hills. The ladies take the court first with #1 Arcadia Valley matched up against #9 Valley Caledonia. As the top seed, the Tigers were granted a first round bye and come into the tournament on a nine game winning streak at 17-2. Head coach Adam Waddell says they’re peaking at the right time…


+++Valley Caledonia stands at 15-6 and riding a four game win streak. The two met earlier this season with A-V winning by 17 at home. Vikings coach Caleb Tiffenauer thinks his team can hang with the Tigers this time around…


+++From there we go to the 4 versus 5 matchup. The fourth seeded Ste. Genevieve Dragons come off of a first round bye at 13-5 and have won five in a row on their way to the quarters. Ste. Genevieve girls basketball coach Josh Banks says any team can win this tournament…


+++The 5th seeded Lady Raiders enter the quarter finals at 13-5, beating 12th seeded Kingston to earn a spot in the second round. North County coach Zach McVey thinks the parody in the MAAA should make things interesting…


+++After the two ladies quarter final games, we swap to the boys brackets. Up first on the boys side the top seeded Knights of Farmington take on the 9th seeded Arcadia Valley Tigers. A-V upended Bismarck in the opening round 81-68 and head coach Ricky Turnbough says they’ll need to come out fast to get past the Knights…


+++Arcadia Valley steps on the court at 9-11. Farmington was granted a first round bye as the top seed with a record of 15-5. Knights coach Justin Callahan says he has several guys that have played well under the lights this year…


+++The night closes out when the 4 seed, West County takes on the 5th seeded Trojans of Potosi. 8-9 Potosi cruised by 12th seeded Fredericktown to advance into the quarter finals. Trojans coach Brett Hale thinks his guys have to play better inside to keep rolling through the bracket…


+++With a first round bye, the Bulldogs take the court for their first conference tournament game at 17-4 this season. Coach Chris Labruyere thinks the Bulldogs will play the West County brand of basketball…


+++Pre game coverage opens at 3:45 on J98 and streaming on myMOinfo.com from the Bob Sechrest Fieldhouse in Park Hills. J98 will follow the tournament until champions are crowned in both brackets.

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