The St. James High School girls’ basketball team was attempting to reach the championship game of the Rolla Tournament for a sixth consecutive year last week. It didn’t happen, however , as the Lady Tigers dropped both semifinal and third-place games over the weekend in the Esquibel Oral Surgery/Rolla Holiday Tournament held Dec. 27-29.
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The Saint James Press reported last week, as it had been determined by the school district, that junior Andrew Branson set a new single-game scoring record with 45 points against Dixon on December 21. That turns out not to be the case after a report of a 47-point game was discovered.
The St. James archery team opened its season with a tournament in Chamois on December 15. There were 17 schools in attendance and 242 archers at the match.
Surrounded by a group of assistants he shared coaching benches with for the years, St. James native Brad Conway reached rarified coaching air December. 19.
Junior guard Andrew Branson has been setting personal-bests in scoring all season for the St. James boys’ basketball team. On Friday, he went straight to the school record.