(PARK HILLS) The MAC Rotary Shootout featured 5 basketball games on Regional Radio Saturday. The first game saw the St. Paul Giants top the Marquand Tigers 60-29. St. Paul’s full court press gave Marquand fits all game long.
After the game St. Paul head coach Justin Ford had some praise for his team’s leading scorer, Ryan Dempsey.
Marquand falls to 0-8 while St. Paul jumps to 3-5.
In the second game, the Kingston Cougars took on the Valley Caledonia Vikings in a rematch of a game played a week ago today (Saturday) that was won by the Cougars. This matchup proved to be highly similar, as once again the two teams went down to the wire with Kingston capturing victory 47-40 at the end.
Head coach Paul Hamilton thought his team did well for the second straight week in the rivalry contest.
Kingston was led in scoring by junior Troy Gildehaus who netted 16 points, and also earned our Applebee’s Farmington Player of the Game. Kingston improved to 4-3 while Valley dropped to 5-3.
In game three the Greenville Bears ran away from Bismarck 66-45.
Head coach of the Greenville Bears Nathan Walk had praise for how his team defended Bismarck’s star forward Austin Droege.
Bismarck falls to 2-4.
The fourth game featured the Potosi Trojans and the West County Bulldogs.
Potosi controlled the tempo throughout, but the real story came individually in the form of senior Dream Teamer Noah Jacobsen who had 41 points in the 73-48 win and was our Applebee’s of Farmington Player of the Game.
Head coach Brett Hale finds Jacobsen to be a match up nightmare for opponents.
Potosi jumped to 3-2 on the year and West County fell to 4-2 with the loss.
In the final high school game the North County Raiders were able to hold off the Perryville Pirates 71-63. North County was led in scoring by a pair of sophomores.
That three from Kekec sparked his 26 point night. Head coach Jimmy Palmer had praise for his sophomores Karter Kekec and Clayton Crow for their scoring and senior forward Jonathan Starkey for his defense.
North County goes to 3-2 while Perryville falls to 1-5.