MAAA Tournament Girls Semis On J-98 Thursday
February 7, 2019 9:00AM CST
The semifinals on the girls side for the MAAA Conference Tournament will be played Thursday night on J-98 The Boot.
The first matchup features the top seed Ste. Genevieve Dragons and the fourth-seeded North County Raiders. These two teams met back on January 10th in a low scoring affair that was ultimately captured by the Dragons at home, 36-26.
Ste. Genevieve first year head coach Jordanna Walk-Robison, whose team went undefeated in Large School Division play this year, says the conference is a gauntlet.
For North County, a couple of close losses to the top seeds in this tournament mark the only blemishes in the Large School Division.
It is for that reason that Raiders head coach Zac Mcvey is confident his squad can compete with anybody.
One of those aforementioned top seeds is the second-seeded Central Rebels, who will be taking on the six seed in the Potosi Trojans. Central comes in as the favorite having only lost to the Large School Division regular season champion Ste. Gen in conference play.
A big key for the Rebels will be getting the sharpshooting sophomore Sophia Horton open from downtown.
The Potosi Trojans are on an uptick after a massive upset over the third-seeded West County Bulldogs in the quarterfinals, a team who did not drop a single Small Schools Division game this year.
Potosi has had a strong showing in the 2019 portion of the schedule, earning 6 of their 8 wins on the season in the new year.
Trojans head coach Matt Bradley says that the team has bought in defensively.
Coverage of the girls semifinals for the MAAA Conference Tournament begins at 6:45 on J-98 on Thursday.
Semifinals for the boys will air Friday at 6:45 on J-98, and then the finals and third place games for both the boys and the girls will be on J-98 starting at 3:45 on Saturday.