The Four-Rivers Conference opener proved to be no problem for the surging St. James High School boys basketball team. The Tigers won their fourth straight game in blowout fashion December 18 at Union, rolling over the Union Wildcats 58-34.
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The St. James High School wrestling team pulled out a winning weekend at the Moberly Spartan Duals, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21.
The Tigers came away from their year-ending competition with a 4-3 record in dual-meet competition. Victories for St. James came over Eldon 54-24, Southern Boone 42-30, Chillicothe 48-33 and Fulton 54-27. Tiger setbacks were by Cameron 69-9, Moberly 64-16 and Pleasant Hill 51-24.
It was a rough week for illness within the St. James High School girls basketball squad last week. But despite their weakened state, the third-seeded Lady Tigers won their final two games to capture the consolation title of the Eighth Annual Peoples Bank/Sullivan Holiday Classic.
STJ knocked off fifth-seeded Salem 52-29 in the consolation final on Friday, Dec. 20.
The St. James High School boys basketball team has so many potential offensive weapons it’s difficult to determine who will step up on any given night. Against the Salem Tigers Friday, Dec. 13, it was Logan Chick and Andrew Branson.
The St. James High School girls basketball team made it a 3-0 sweep of games last week by whipping Cuba earlier in the week and finishing with wins over Blair Oaks and Mountain View Liberty Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12-13.