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Ray sinks buzzer-beater to lift Wildcats over Belle, but Cuba falls to Cardinals - PHOTO GALLERY

    The Cuba High School varsity boys won a thriller in Belle on February 14 to improve to 2-2 in Gasconade Valley Conference play with just one game remaining on their GVC schedule. The win came on the team’s second buzzer-beater of the season.

District tournament starts Saturday

    Cuba High School’s varsity girls have been seeded fifth and the boys have been seeded seventh for the Class 3 District 3 tournament, which will get underway Saturday in Herculaneum.

SHS teams get top seeds

    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.

Lady Cards get another GVC win

    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.