(FESTUS) The Festus Tigers are hosting the Windsor Owls for a Friday night boys basketball JCAA Conference showdown on AM 1400 KJFF.

Back in early December, Windsor defeated Festus by 3 points in the first round of the Gene Steighorst Tournament. Windsor is now 8-6 and marching on after the Worley twins, Ethan and Evan, who were top 2 on the team in scoring, transferred to Hillsboro before the winter holiday. Despite losing them, the Owls have won 4 of their last 5.

Coach Todd Dutton says the guys have stuck together and that has helped.

The Tigers are 7-4 after a pair of losses to Farmington and Hillsboro in the Central Christmas Tournament. As they approach the Worley-less Owls, Festus head coach Jason Therrell sees a challenge in the players Windsor still has.

Coach Dutton feels like his guys shoot the ball pretty well and that continuing to do so will be a big factor in beating Festus again.

Coach Therrell stresses the emphasis on his team’s defensive play against the Owls.

The Owls and Tigers will tip-off at 7 at the Ralph B. Tynes Gymnasium in Festus with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show beginning at 6:45 on AM 1400 KJFF.