The varsity Lady Cardinals basketball team at Steelville High School closed out their regular season with three straight victories on consecutive night to end their regular season with a record of 20-5. They also captured their third straight Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) championship on a night when junior Sydney Booker passed the 1,000-point scoring mark for her career.
The Steelville High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams have both been seeded first for the Class 3 District 3 tournament, which will get underway Saturday in Herculaneum.
The Lady Cardinals, 16-5, earned the top seed despite not having the best record in the district. Herculaneum, 17-6, was seeded second and St. Pius X, 18-2, received the fourth seed. Others in the tournament are third-seeded Grandview at 14-6, fifth-seeded Cuba at 10-13, sixth-seeded Jefferson at 11-12, seventh-seeded Kingston at 9-13, and eighth-seeded Bourbon at 5-15.
The Lady Cardinals will close out first-round play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday against Bourbon. Also on Saturday, Grandview will take on Jefferson at 11 a.m., Herculaneum plays Kingston at 12:30 p.m., and St. Pius X will meet Cuba at 2 p.m.
If the Lady Cardinals advance, they will take on the St. Pius X/Cuba winner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, while the Herculaneum/Kingston winner will play the Grandview/Jefferson winner at 7:30 p.m. The girls championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
The SHS boys earned the top seed with the best record in the tourney at 20-2. Second-seeded St. Pius X is 16-6, third-seeded Jefferson 12-10, fourth-seeded Bourbon 17-5, fifth-seeded Herculaneum 8-13, sixth-seeded Kingston 9-11, seventh-seeded Cuba 6-15, and eighth-seeded Grandview 7-17.
The first round of the boys tournament will be played on Monday, Feb. 24, with Jefferson taking on Kingston at 3:30 p.m., followed by St. Pius X vs. Cuba at 5 p.m., Bourbon playing Herculaneum at 6:30 p.m., and the Cardinals meeting Grandview at 8 p.m.
If Steelville advances, they will play the Bourbon/Grandview winner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The other semifinal will feature the St. Pius X/Cuba winner against the Jefferson/Kingston winner at 7:30 p.m. The boys championship game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.
The varsity girls basketball team at Steelville High School went 1-1 last week, with a non-conference loss and a conference win, to move to 17-5 on the season. The Lady Cardinals will try to wrap up the Gasconade Valley Conference championship as they close out the regular season this week.
The Steelville High School junior varsity boys won the championship at the Bourbon JV Tournament on Saturday. The Cardinals defeated Sullivan to win the title.
The Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team won its 13th game in a row last week and improved to 21-2 on the season. The Cardinals also had a player pass the 1,000th point scoring plateau for his career.