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Dalton’s clutch three-ball propels Francis Howell past Fort Zumwalt West

Saddled with foul trouble and missing shots for the first half and more against Fort Zumwalt West, Francis Howell sophomore point guard was told by his coaches to keep on shooting and eventually his luck would change. In the final three minutes, their advice paid off. Dalton drilled a three-ball from the right perimeter that gave the Vikings a 37-36 lead they would not relinquish with 2:52 left. Patrick Schulte and Mike Brohm added a pair of free-throws in the final two minutes and the host Vikings prevailed for a 41-36 GAC South conference victory a tough Jaguars club on ...

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Ladue wears down Francis Howell to win MICDS championship

It had all of the makings of a classic championship battle when sixth-seeded Ladue and fourth-seeded Francis Howell squared off in the Mary Institute Holiday Invitational title game on Thursday at MICDS. For the first 16 minutes, the two clubs traded big shot after big shot and run after run. But in the second half, the bigger and more athletic Rams simply overpowered and wore down the smallish Vikings, and Ladue captured the tournament championship with a dominating 76-56 victory. Ladue (7-2), which beat Parkway South (77-66)  in Wednesday’s semifinal round, got the upper hand early thanks to a 11-3 ...

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Liberty uses two runs to dispatch Fort Zumwalt North

The 2016-17 Liberty basketball Eagles are said to be a work in progress. Seven games into the season, the Eagles are looking like they are well on their way to big things this winter. Liberty broke open a tie game with a second quarter surge and a late third quarter run, and rolled to a 75-61 victory at Fort Zumwalt North on Thursday night (Dec. 22). Three players posted double figures for the Eagles as junior guard Jalen Sims, junior forward Kaleb Overall, and senior forward Brian Jones led the way for Liberty. “It’s a total team effort,” Overall said. ...

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Langston’s return to the court provides determination, inspiration for Timberland girls basketball club

Whenever a Timberland basketball player feels like hanging their head, or throwing in the towel after a poor practice, or game all they need to do is look to Grace Langston for motivation and inspiration to keep going this season. Langston has been through that and a ton more in the past two years. Langston, a forward for Timberland, has returned to the court to play for the Wolves after not just one, but two devasting ACL knee injuries that short-circuited her freshman and sophomore years. The junior post is not only back on the court but has seen action ...

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Timberland falls to SLUH in first quarterfinal appearance

It was all new and exciting for the Timberland Wolves when they faced the St. Louis University High Junior Billikens on Saturday at Hyland Arena on the Lindenwood University campus. Unfortunately for Timberland, by  late in the fourth quarter, the Wolves knew their magical postseason run was done and there would be no trip to the state tournament next week. SLUH, led by standout junior guard Brandon McKissic, and senior guards David Jackson, and Matt Nester, broke open a close game with a biog second quarter surge and rolled to a 76-51 victory over the Wolves in a Class 5 ...

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Cook, Westminster hold off Francis Howell for first MICDS Tourney Championship

  Westminster Christian Academy standout point guard Aaron Cook reminded his teammates in the locker room before the Wildcats faced Francis Howell that they needed to focus and take care of business on the court. Cook did his part, and his teammates had his back as Westminster claimed it’s first-ever Mary Institute/Country Day School Holiday Invitational Tournament championship with a 60-53 victory over third-seeded Francis Howell on Wednesday night. “I really feel like our guys understood the history of the moment and embraced it,” said Westminster coach Doug Coleman. “They stayed together and Westminster basketball has always been about family ...

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Teson’s record-setting bucket drives St. Charles past Fort Zumwalt South in double overtime

  Casey Teson ended up with a doubly special night at Fort Zumwalt South and for the host Bulldogs it was a brutally painful finish to an amazing evening of basketball. Teson, the Pirates senior go-to guard plucked a steal near midcourt, and scored off the drive with just 5.6 seconds left to lift St. Charles to a shocking 99-97 upset in double overtime Tuesday night at Fort Zumwalt South Brad Hill Memorial Gymnasium. In a cross division clash of the Gateway Athletic Conference North and Central Division winners, it was the Pirates that ended up having just enough after ...

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