For the second time in three years—and just the second time in school history—the Steelville High School Lady Cardinals basketball team has won a district championship. The SHS girls took the crown in Herculaneum Friday night with a 46-28 victory over Grandview in the Class 3 District 3 title game.
The Steelville High School boys basketball team and their fans celebrated an apparent Class 3 District 3 tournament championship at Herculaneum Friday night, but the party was dashed after the three referees officiating the game met at half court and waived off the final shot that would have given the win to the Cardinals. Instead, St. Pius X fans stormed the floor after it was determined the Lancers held on for a 45-44 victory.
The Cuba High School Lady Wildcats basketball team got a victory in last week’s Class 3 District 3 tournament at Herculaneum, but their season came to a close in the semifinals against Steelville, the eventual champions. Cuba wound up with a season record of 14-14.
The season for the Cuba High School boys basketball team came to an end on February 24 in the opening round of the Class 3 District 3 tournament in Herculaneum. The Wildcats fell to St. Pius X, the eventual tournament champions, to finish the season with a record of 9-16.
that could have gone either way. However, it was a strong finish to the first period and fast start to the fourth quarter which proved to be the difference, as the season came to an end for the top-seeded St. James Tigers at the hands of the second-seeded Ava Bears 66-58 in the championship game of the Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament Friday, Feb. 28 at Mountain Grove High School.
As usual the St. James High School girls’ basketball team’s stingy defense was enough to win a district championship for the Lady Tigers Friday night. Against the top-seeded Licking Lady Wildcats, however, second-seeded St. James simply couldn’t mount enough offense to make that defensive effort stand.