(FESTUS, Mo.) Opening night of basketball is here and KJFF is bringing you the first on-air broadcast of the 2017-2018 season as the Grandview Lady Eagles pay a visit to the Festus Tigers in a high school girls basketball match-up.
Both teams are coming off of successful campaigns last year that saw Festus finish at 17-7 while Grandview finished with the best season in school history at 22-4. Festus fell in the district tournament to the Potosi Trojans while Grandview dropped their semifinal game to the Steelville Cardinals.+++
Grandview returns star forward Macy Ketcherside who led the small school conference with 16.2 points per game last season, while also grabbing 9.3 rebounds. Joining Ketcherside will be guards Kaylyn Sparks and Meaghan Faust both expected to play big roles.+++
Grandview head coach Rhonda Hubbard is looking to continue establishing a winning culture with the Eagles…+++
Festus head coach Ron Rhodes said it will be a challenge to deal with Ketcherside and the Eagles…+++
Festus is on the opposite end returning just one starter from last year’s team in junior Jenna Oetting. Oetting is dealing with an injury and is not scheduled to play in the season opener against Grandview. She averaged 7.4 points per game and 3.6 assists while recording 77 steals last year.+++
Oetting will play a pivotal role on the team as a junior…+++
The Tigers will rely on sophomores Bria Garmon and Abby Rickermann to step up to play big roles this season. Rickermann averaged 5.1 points per game in her freshman year.+++
Grandview head coach Rhonda Hubbard credited the Tigers and their program, and said wins against opponents like them require them to do three things…+++
Opening night is here as the Grandview Lady Eagles visit Festus High School to take on the Tigers in a Jefferson County match-up. Tip-off is slated for 7 o’clock Friday night with pregame coverage slated for 6:45 on KJFF and online at mymoinfo.com. You can hear full interviews with coach Hubbard and coach Rhodes below!