(CUBA, Mo.) – A pair of Class 3 District 3 championship duels between the Central Rebels and Steelville Cardinals highlighted high school basketball on J-98 Thursday night.
In the girls contest, it came down to the final possession with five seconds remaining.
Steelville head coach Seth Collins says there were many emotions after capturing the school’s first district championship.
The second game of the evening on J-98 saw the Central Rebels boys team win their fourth-consecutive district title with a 65-48 victory over Steelville. Brent Wagner was the player of the game, leading the scoring with 18 points, including four 3-pointers in the first half.
Both the Steelville girls and Central boys will face the Class 3 District 4 champions in the state sectionals Wednesday at Jefferson College in Hillsboro.