(BONNE TERRE) An entertaining Class 4 District 2 basketball tournament will wrap up Thursday night with the championship round at North County High School on J-98. In the girls title game, the #1 Central Rebels will face off against the #2 Ste. Genevieve Dragons.
Head coach of the Rebels Josh Mapes knows that Ste. Genevieve’s size across their starting five will pose a challenge.
Meanwhile head coach Jordanna Walk-Robison’s Ste. Genevieve Dragons have to play mistake free basketball to top Central.
Central’s boys team is the two-seed in its bracket and also made it to the championship game, where they will take on the top-seeded Farmington Knights. The 15-12 Rebels dropped two earlier games against Farmington, once in conference play and again in the MAAA tournament. Rebels coach Adam Barton says even though his team is smaller than Farmington, they can use it to their advantage.
Meanwhile, the Knights have proven to be one of the toughest outs in the region, currently at 24-2 and ranked fourth in all of Class 4. Knights coach Terry Noble says his players need to make sure they are rested enough for a tough battle against Central.
The boys title game will start 15 minutes after the girls championship, which tips off at 6 p.m. Pregame coverage from the Class 4 District 2 championships will begin at 5:45 Thursday night on J-98.