(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.