Blaine Noakes netted 12 points to help the St. James Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team post a 36-24 victory over Houston Monday, Dec. 7 at the St. James Middle School gym.
The St. James High School varsity boys basketball team ended play in the season-opening Sullivan FCNB Bank-It Tournament by falling to Columbia Battle 61-50 in pool-play action Thursday, Dec. 3.
Due to illness and injury the Cuba High School girls basketball team was forced to cancel its junior varsity game against the St. James Lady Tigers Monday, Dec, 7. Unfortunately for the Lady Wildcats, the varsity contest was held.
The St. James High School wrestling team placed eighth overall in the Steve Leslie Invitational, which was held Saturday, Dec. 5, at Pleasant Hill.
Host Pleasant Hill captured the 16-team title with 381.5 points while Kirksville was second with 255 and Nevada third with 198. The St. James varsity squad was eighth with 144 points and the STJ JV team 11th with 35.
The Cuba High School boys basketball teams finally got on the floor for the first time this season on December 4 when they hosted West County. The Wildcats dropped both games, but the varsity overcame a slow start to force overtime before losing by six.
The Cuba Lady Wildcats have been seeded eighth for the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic, which will be played at Sullivan High School next week. Cuba will take on top-seeded Helias to open the tourney at 4 p.m. Monday.