Jefferson, St. Pius And Grandview Move On In Class 3 District 3 Girls Tournament
(Leadwood) Jefferson, St. Pius and Grandview advanced to the semifinals of the MSHSAA Girls’ Basketball Class 3 District 3 tournament on Tuesday evening.
In the first game of the day, Jefferson overcame Arcadia Valley by a score of 52-41. The contest featured some sloppy play from both teams, but Jefferson strung together enough consistency thanks in large part to 18 points from Halayna Loyd.
After the game, Jefferson head coach Stevie Holdinghausen spoke to her team’s ability to stay locked in.
This was Jefferson’s first win over Arcadia Valley since MSHSAA began tracking matchup data in 2009. Jefferson is now 14-13 on the year while Arcadia Valley ends the season at 6-17. Jefferson’s next matchup is on Thursday at 5:30 against top seed West County, who received a bye into the semifinals.
Game two was all St. Pius. The two seed Lancers led seven seed Kingston 40-2 at the half and won the game 51-21.
Twelve different players scored for St. Pius. Sophomore PJ Krodinger scored 11 points while freshman Elena Ruble chipped in two points to go with five rebounds, five assists and two steals. Coach Aaron Portell gave his thoughts on his younger players getting extended time.
St. Pius have now won 16 games in a row and are 22-3 on the year. Kingston junior Allison Hahn had 10 points, 13 rebounds and 8 steals. The Cougars end the season at 0-24.
To close the night, Grandview was largely dominant from start to finish in a 51-14 win over Clearwater. The Eagles were led by star senior Anna Belle Wakeland, who had 24 points along with a number of blocks and rebounds.
Grandview head coach Tim Wakeland thought his team did a good job of controlling the tempo on both offense and defense.
Grandview improves to 14-13 while Clearwater falls to 3-23 to conclude their season. Grandview and St. Pius will face off in the semifinals on Thursday with tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. from West County.
Jefferson coach Stevie Holdinghausen:
St. Pius coach Aaron Portell:
Kingston coach Christian Moulton:
Grandview coach Tim Winkler:
Full Game Audio:
4-JEFFERSON (52) – 5-Arcadia Valley (41):
2-ST. PIUS (51) – 7-Kingston (21):
3-GRANDVIEW (51) – 6-Clearwater (14):