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The 33rd Annual Girls Central Christmas Tournament Semifinals Friday on KREI

(PARK HILLS) The semifinals of the 33rd Annual Girls Central Christmas Tournament are Friday in Park Hills on AM 800 KREI.

The action begins with top-seed Central and 5-seed Arcadia Valley matching up in the semis for the 2nd year in a row. The Rebels won the last time 70-52 on their way to a 5th consecutive tournament championship.

Stan Whited and the Tigers are looking for a bit of revenge and believe a better rebounding effort might do the trick.

It’ll be business as usual for Josh Mapes and the Rebels who have played pleasantly well this season despite losing a major piece of the offense in the offseason in Kimmy Wallen.

Central and Arcadia Valley tip-off at 1.

The 2nd semifinal features 2-seed South Iron and 6-seed Ste Genevieve.

The Lady Dragons pulled out a 56-55 overtime victory over Festus on Wednesday to advance to the semis. Head coach Jordanna Walk-Robison hopes that that dramatic win will carry over into the match versus South Iron.

Lady Panthers head coach Lawrence Graves says a win over the Dragons boils down to controlling the pace and crashing the glass effectively.

South Iron and Ste Gen. will tip-off after the Central and Arcadia Valley game concludes, which should be around 2:30. You can catch both games on AM 800 KREI and here beginning at 12:45 Friday afternoon.

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