(HILLSBORO, Mo.) The 62nd Gene Steighorst Tournament continues Friday night as we bring you the semifinals on KJFF from Hillsboro High School.
The first semifinal of the night will feature the number one seeded Hillsboro Hawks and the fourth seeded Festus Tigers. Festus got by DeSoto in double overtime 73-69 while Hillsboro knocked off the Seckman Jaguars 74-46. The Tigers are 3-1 on the year while Hillsboro is 3-0.+++
Festus head coach Jason Therrell said they are focusing on cleaning up their defense…+++
Hillsboro head coach Dan Johnson believes it will be a tough task against a Festus team that has impressed early…+++
The second semifinal of the night will bring us a battle of the number two seeded Francis howell Central Spartans (1-1) and the number three seeded Park Hills Central Rebels. Both teams had no problems in their first round winning by 20 plus points with Francis Howell beating Northwest 62-31 and Park Hills (1-1) beating Windsor 62-38.+++
Central Rebels head coach Adam Barton said these are the types of challenges his team wants…+++
Spartans head coach Larry Anders thinks these types of tournaments early are exciting being unfamiliar with the teams…+++
The consolation bracket is set as sixth seeded Windsor beat seventh seeded Northwest 39-37 to advance to the fifth place game, while the eighth seeded Seckman Jaguars knocked off the fifth seeded DeSoto Dragons 65-43 to face Windsor. Northwest and DeSoto will play for seventh place.+++
It’s the semifinals of the Gene Steighorst Tournament coming your way Friday night from Hillsboro High School. Hillsboro and Festus will begin our coverage with tip-off slated for 6 p.m., and pregame coverage slated for 5:45 p.m.+++
The Rebels and Spartans will follow directly after the conclusion of the Hillsboro and Festus game.