Fast starts to both halves were enough to allow Licking to hold off a low-scoring St. James High School girls’ basketball team 45-29 in the Lady Tigers’ season-opener Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Licking High School in a battle of preseason state-ranked teams.
The St. James High School girls’ basketball team has opened the season state-ranked. The Lady Tigers were ranked No. 9 in the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association (MBCA)/Mosports.com preseason state poll, which was released last week.
Wrestling has begun at the St. James Middle School with an excellent first quad match hosted by St. James.
It was a rugged season-opener for the St. James High School wrestling team on November 19, as the young, inexperienced Tigers were shut out by School of the Osage 72-0 in a dual meet at Osage High School.
Two teams competed at St. James Middle School recently in the championship for the five-on-five girls’ basketball season sponsored by the St. James Sports Club. The teams were the top two of four teams of mixed fifth- and sixth-grade players. St. James fifth graders joined the middle school student to watch the game.
The Steelville High School boys’ varsity basketball team will be playing in the Sullivan FCNB Bank-It Championship Nov. 26-30 at Sullivan High School.