It was an impressive weekend of basketball motion within the space as Kirkwood and Vashon got here away with a pair of signature victories on the hardwood whereas Whitfield as soon as once more appears to be the workforce to beat in Class 3 on the wrestling mats after claiming a giant event title.
Let’s get caught up on all of the motion on this week’s version of the Monday Morning Wrap-Up delivered to you by Triad Banks.
Vashon performed host to among the best one-day shootouts Saturday as any prime groups from the Midwest took half, however it was the nightcap that everybody was ready for because the host Wolverines performed the highest workforce in Class 6 within the state Missouri, Staley, and got here away from the heavyweight battle with a 58-57 time beyond regulation victory over the Falcons.
After the Falcons raced out to an early first-quarter lead, Vashon settled in and bought proper again into the competition and trailed the Falcons 31-27 on the break. The sport went backwards and forwards within the second half with Vashon holding a slim two-point lead late within the contest, however Staley bought a bucket within the waning seconds to push the competition into an additional session with the rating tied at 48-48. The Falcons grabbed the lead within the time beyond regulation, however a Dierre Hill triple on the buzzer propelled the Wolverines to a hard-fought victory. The defending Class 4 champions had been paced by Kennard Davis with 23 factors whereas Hill completed the competition with 17 factors within the win to assist Vashon enhance to 11-7 on the yr.
The Kirkwood boys’ basketball workforce had a coming-out occasion Friday night because the Pioneers took an early first-quarter lead and cruised to a 57-39 victory over De Smet to say the title on the Circle 7 Shootout at Parkway West. The win additionally helped Kirkwood stay undefeated at 17-0 on the yr.
The Pioneers held an early 14-7 lead on the finish of the primary quarter and held a 25-17 on the break earlier than Kirkwood outscored the Spartans 16-9 within the third stanza to increase the benefit to 41-26. Javaris Moye led the best way for the Pioneers with 15 factors whereas Kellen Rhimes chipped in with 9 markers with Creighton Smart grabbing seven rebounds to help Kirkwood within the victory.
The Metro Catholic Convention continues to be a wide-open race as St. Louis College Excessive earned their third consecutive league victory with a 72-69 win over Chaminade Friday night to tug inside a sport of the highest of the convention with a report of 3-2 within the league. De Smet is on prime of the convention with a 3-1 mark whereas Chaminade is 2-2 in league play. The Jr. Payments and CBC are proper within the combine with information of 3-2.
In a sport that went backwards and forwards all night time, Aaron Walker Jr. paced SLUH with 19 factors whereas Charlie Isom-McCall added 15 factors within the victory. Zach Ortworth grabbed eight boards with Walker Jr. doling out 9 assists to assist the Jr. Payments enhance to 12-6 on the yr.
On the wrestling mats at Howell, Whitfield confirmed that they’re the workforce to beat in Class 3 because the Warriors took residence the title on the Kyle Thrasher Invite this previous weekend with 249.5 factors. The Warriors held off one other native powerhouse workforce in Hillsboro, who positioned second with 248 factors, Staley earned the third spot with 170 factors, and Howell Central grabbed the fourth place with 131 factors. This will likely be a precursor to the Class 3 districts as Whitfield and Hillsboro are positioned in the identical district that may happen in a couple of weeks.
The Warriors gained three weight lessons and completed within the runner-up place in two others to win the event. Yashua Amen bought issues going for Whitfield by successful the 120 lb. weight class whereas Porter Matecki claimed the 126 lb. title simply minutes later. Alexander Rallo continued the successful methods for the Warriors as he earned the title within the 138 lb. weight class.
Carter Wallis paced the Hawks by successful the 106 lb. weight class whereas Jackson Tucker introduced residence the title within the 132 lb. weight class to help Hillsboro of their second-place end.
The seeds are out within the Mid-States Membership Hockey Affiliation playoffs as CBC, Parkway West, and Fort Zumwalt East all are on prime of the seeds for the upcoming tournaments.
The Cadets would be the prime workforce within the Problem Cup area with Kirkwood incomes the second seed, De Smet garnering the third slot, and SLUH gaining the fourth seed.
Within the Wickenheiser Cup event, the Longhorns are the highest seed with Summit gaining the second seed, Oakville incomes the third seed, and MICDS gaining the fourth seed.
Fort Zumwalt East is the highest seed within the Founders Cup with Duchesne gaining the second seed and Westminster getting the third seed within the seven-team event.
The annual Webster Groves Winter Basic options three of the highest groups within the state as Incarnate Phrase, Rock Bridge, and Vashon will vie for the title that IWA has gained for the previous few years. The motion opens up at Roberts Gymnasium Tuesday as Vashon takes on Cor Jesu at 4 p.m. whereas Rock Bridge takes on Webster Groves at 5:30 p.m. Elevate for Life will play St. Joseph’s Academy at 7 p.m. with IWA taking up Gateway Legacy within the nightcap at 8:30 p.m. The semifinals are set for Friday night whereas the title sport will happen Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
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