The 30th annual Valley Basketball Tournament in Caledonia has reached the semifinals Tuesday night on the MyMoInfo SportsStream.
The girls will start the evening as the top-seeded South Iron Panthers take on the Lesterville Bearcats.
After winning their season-opener against Bismarck in the first round, Panthers head coach Lawrence Graves says he’s looking forward to an old rival with a new look.
Fourth-seeded Lesterville is off to a 3-1 start to the season.
First-year head coach Melissa St. Gemme has just 6 players on her roster, but she says senior Leah Thomas has been a stabilizing force.
The winner between South Iron and Lesterville moves on to face either Jefferson
or West County
, who face off in the second ladies semifinal.
The third-seeded Bluejays are 1-0 after an opening round win over Kingston.
Coach and athletic director Jason Dreyer has taken back over the reigns this year after coaching the team from 2010-2013.
He says winning the first game is always a good feeling, though his squad will have to be better in the semis.
West County is the 2-seed and cruised in the quarterfinals against seventh-seeded Valley.
They return a Dream Teamer from last year in junior Dori McRaven.
After the girls, the boys semifinals get underway as number-two seed Bourbon battles number-three Kingston
Both teams are off to 2-0 starts.
Warhawks head coach Devon Payne thinks depth will be a big part if his team continues to succeed.
Cougars head coach Paul Hamilton is looking forward to a competitive game.
The Eagles lost only one starter from last year’s team that finished as runners-up in this same tournament.
They are 2-0 after a round one win over Marquand.
Head coach Jarod Kelly tells us how he views his team to this point.
For the 4-seed Valley, they are 1-3 but got the win against St. Paul on Saturday to advance to the semis.
Head coach Johnny Viehland says right now, his young guys are complimenting the returners well.
Our coverage for the quadrupleheader of games from Caledonia starts at 3:45 Tuesday night on the MyMoInfo SportsStream.