(BONNE TERRE, Mo.) – The Class 4 District 2 tournament opened up on the girls’ side with Potosi and North County advancing to Monday night’s semifinals at North County High School. Potosi knocked off Farmington 48-42, using an 8-2 run in the second quarter after the game was tied to go in front and lead 25-14 at halftime. The Knights trailed by as much as 13 before a 14-5 run to end the third quarter pulled them within two, but the Trojans used the Gilster Mary Lee Play of the Game early in the final period to seize control.

Olivia Coleman finished with 16 points to earn Applebee’s Player of the Game honors as Potosi improved to 11-15. Trojans head coach Matt Bradley said this type of performance is what Coleman does in big games.

Farmington sees its season end at 9-16.

The second game of the night for the girls saw North County fend off a DeSoto comeback and win 50-45. Applebee’s Player of the Game Julia Christopher started strong with a trio of triples, including the Gilster Mary Lee Play of the Game.

The Dragons rallied with a 9-2 run to tie and even recovered from trailing 30-24 at the half to take the lead late, but Raiders head coach Zac McVey said his team gritted it out down the stretch.

While DeSoto’s season ends with a record of 14-11, North County does indeed move on to Monday night, where the 16-7 Raiders will again get their shot at Ste. Genevieve in the semis. Tip-off for the first semifinal between Central and Potosi is at 6 p.m. Monday night. You can hear both games with coverage starting at 5:45 p.m. on J-98.