The season for the Cuba High School boys basketball team came to an end on February 24 in the opening round of the Class 3 District 3 tournament in Herculaneum. The Wildcats fell to St. Pius X, the eventual tournament champions, to finish the season with a record of 9-16.
that could have gone either way. However, it was a strong finish to the first period and fast start to the fourth quarter which proved to be the difference, as the season came to an end for the top-seeded St. James Tigers at the hands of the second-seeded Ava Bears 66-58 in the championship game of the Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament Friday, Feb. 28 at Mountain Grove High School.
As usual the St. James High School girls’ basketball team’s stingy defense was enough to win a district championship for the Lady Tigers Friday night. Against the top-seeded Licking Lady Wildcats, however, second-seeded St. James simply couldn’t mount enough offense to make that defensive effort stand.
The St. James boys and girls basketball teams will be playing for district championship on Friday night. After the Lady Tigers won their semifinal game on Tuesday, the Tigers won Wednesday night to reach the finals.
The Steelville High School boys and girls basketball teams will both be playing for a district championship on Friday. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals each entered the Class 3 District 3 tourney, which is being held in Herculaneum this week, as the number-one seeds.
The Steelville High School boys basketball teams closed out their regular season at home on February 20 with a sweep over Vienna. The varsity headed into district tournament play with a record of 22-2 and won their fourth straight Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) championship with a perfect 5-0 mark.