The Missouri State High School Activities Association released new basketball classifications and district assignments last week. With a change to six classes, Cuba High School will now be competing in Class 4.
The Steelville and St. James varsity girls basketball teams both earned victories in the first round of the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic tournament in Sullivan Monday, while Cuba lost its opening game.
The Cuba High School boys basketball teams finally got on the floor for the first time this season on December 4 when they hosted West County. The Wildcats dropped both games, but the varsity overcame a slow start to force overtime before losing by six.
The Cuba Lady Wildcats have been seeded eighth for the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic, which will be played at Sullivan High School next week. Cuba will take on top-seeded Helias to open the tourney at 4 p.m. Monday.
The Cuba junior varsity girls basketball team played in the Hermann tournament last week but lost all three of their games. Two of them, however, were by just two points.