Two teams that have been nothing short of great on the defensive end and at least a tad bit inconsistent on the offensive end clashed Friday, Jan. 31 at St. James High School.
The Steelville High School varsity girls basketball team earned a non-conference win at Potosi on January 29 to move to 13-4 on the season. The Lady Cardinals, who are playing in the Newburg tournament this week, are also 2-0 in Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) play with three games remaining.
The varsity boys basketball team at Steelville High School is sitting on a 13-2 record after earning a pair of non-conference victories last week over Newburg and Salem. The Cardinals will not play their first Gasconade Valley Conference game until Friday, when they host Bourbon at 5:30 p.m. for homecoming.
In what was likely a game to determine this year’s Gasconade Valley Conference champions, the Cuba Lady Wildcats came up 20 points short against Steelville Monday night after keeping the game close throughout the first half. The JV Lady Cats also fell to the Cardinals.
The Steelville High School girls had one Gasconade Valley Conference (GVC) game postponed last week due to the weather, but defeated Cuba Monday night to clinch a likely GVC championship after winning their two toughest conference games on the schedule, against Belle and Cuba. The Lady Cards, however, must still defeat Vienna, Bourbon, and Viburnum to claim the title.
The Steelville High School varsity Lady Cardinals have been seeded first for next week’s 45th Annual Newburg Girls Basketball Tournament. The tourney is scheduled to get underway on Monday.