The Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team earned a non-conference victory in Owensville on January 8. The Cardinals were scheduled to open Gasconade Valley Conference play on January 11 against Cuba, but that that game was postponed due to snow.
The first half of the basketball season is over, and now the second half has begun. Entering this week’s play, the Cuba Wildcats JV team held a 3-9 record. The first half of the year has seen its fair share of ups and downs, but JV Coach Roger Siwak likes the improvements he sees on the court.
After earning a huge win over the Owensville Dutchgirls to start the new year, the Cuba Lady Wildcats suffered a bit of an emotional letdown in their two subsequent games. Cuba dropped a pair of games against both New Haven and West County, and a third shootout game scheduled for Saturday against Eminence was postponed due to snow.
Hard times continue for the varsity Cuba Wildcats. The team suffered another loss, this time at home against the St. James Tigers. The game was relatively close in the first half, but the Tigers ran away with it in the second half and won by 31 points, 79-48.
Sophomore guard Riley Whitener drained a three-point field goal with :23 remaining to lift the fourth-seeded St. James High School girls’ basketball team to a 31-29 victory over fifth-seeded Belle on Monday, Jan. 7 in the first round of the Fatima Comet Classic Tournament at Westphalia.
The St. James High School boys’ basketball team lost a tough one Friday, Jan. 4, as New Haven rallied to tie the game and then win in overtime 71-69 in Four-Rivers Conference action at New Haven.