The Steelville varsity girls basketball team battled their way to the finals of the 64th Annual Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament in Park Hills last week, but fell to Ste. Genevieve in the championship game in double overtime on New Year’s Eve. After falling behind by as many as 21 points in the first half, the Lady Cards ultimately lost by just four, 78-74.
The Steelville Lady Cardinals have been seeded first for next week’s Fatima Comet Classic Girls Basketball Tournament, which is scheduled to get underway Monday in Westphalia.
It’s been a busy tournament schedule for the Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team over the month, playing in the Sullivan, Park Hills, and Owensville tourneys in December and January. The Cardinals finished up their second tourney in Park Hills on New Year’s Eve, taking fifth place, and opened their third of the season Monday night in Owensville.
The Steelville High School girls won their first two games in the 64th Annual Bob Sechrest Jr. Central Christmas Tournament in Park Hills to reach the championship game, which was scheduled to be played on New Year’s Eve. The fourth-seeded Lady Cardinals defeated top-seeded and six-time defending tourney champions Park Hills Central on Saturday to advance to the finals.
The Steelville High School varsity boys have been seeded second for the Owensville tournament, which will get underway Monday. The Cardinals will face seventh-seeded Belle at 5:30 p.m.