A hot 22-6 first quarter fueled the St. James Lady Tigers to a 66-37 victory over the New Haven Lady Shamrocks Monday, Dec. 4 to open Four Rivers Conference play at New Haven. St. James improved to 5-3 while New Haven dropped to 4-5.
The Second Annual Battle in Bourbon Basketball Tournament, sponsored by First Community National Bank, is set to begin Monday at Bourbon High School. The tourney features a total of 16 teams with brackets for eight boys and eight girls teams.
The St. James Middle School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team won two of three games held last week.
The St. James High School wrestling team participated in the Moberly Spartan Duals over the weekend.
On Friday, Dec. 18 St. James lost to state powers Cameron 77-0, Jefferson City Helias 78-0 and Centralia 60-0. Saturday, Dec. 19 the Tigers lost to Bolivar 66-12.
The third-seeded St. James High School girls’ basketball team hit a second-half offensive lull and fell to top-seeded Jefferson City Helias Catholic 60-45 in the championship game of the Sullivan Peoples Bank Holiday Classic on Friday, December 18.
The Steelville High School boys basketball teams earned a pair of victories at West County on December 16. The Cardinals were also scheduled to play their Gasconade Valley Conference opener at Cuba on December 18, but that contest was postponed because the Wildcats are in quarantine.