The top-seeded Steelville High School boys’ basketball team took the home bench, the home half of the scoreboard and the regular student body bleacher section away from host St. James during the Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament championship game Saturday, Feb. 23. But in the end, the Cardinals couldn’t take the homecourt edge away from the Tigers.
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A sterling defensive effort allowed the top-seeded St. James High School girls’ basketball team to a 32-27 victory over second-seeded Steelville in the championship game of the Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament, held Friday, Feb. 22 at St. James High School.
Terry Wells had no problems with how his St. James High School girls’ basketball team was defending Dixon’s leading scorer, sophomore guard Brooke Sinclair.
The problem in the first half was that nearly everyone else in the Lady Bulldog lineup were throwing in three-pointers.
When in doubt, slap on the trap.
That was the plan for the second-seeded St. James High School boys’ basketball squad in its Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament semifinal game against third-seeded Dixon on Thursday, Feb. 21 at St. James High’s Donati Gym.
The Missouri Class 3 District 4 Tournament boys’ bracket finally got underway on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and host St. James wasted little time in making a statement.
Second-seeded St. James dominated from the start in whipping seventh-seeded Belle 75-50 Wednesday in the first round of the District 4 Tourney at St. James High’s Donati Gym. The boys’ first-round games had been scheduled for Tuesday but was backed up a day due to weather.