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Lady Cards seeded fourth in Holiday Classic

    The Steelville High School varsity girls have been seeded fourth for the Peoples Bank Holiday Classic basketball tournament, which will get underway Monday in Sullivan.

Cardinals finish seventh at Sullivan tourney - PHOTO GALLERY

    The Steelville High School varsity boys basketball team finished seventh in the FCNB Bank-It Championship tournament at Sullivan last week. Things could have gone much differently for the Cardinals as their two losses came by just a total of seven points.

SMS boys win three of six games

    The Steelville Middle School boys basketball teams won three of six games played recently against Licking, St. James, and Owensville. The Cardinals finished up their season this week.

Tigers tie for 6th at Steve Leslie Invitational

    The St. James High School wrestling team tied for sixth in a 16-school field at the Pleasant Hill/Steve Leslie Invitational, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4.

Tigers claim consolation title in Sullivan Tourney

    A big first quarter proved to be the difference for the St. James High School boys’ basketball team Friday, Dec. 3, as the Tigers went on to defeat Gateway Legacy 67-59 in the consolation final of the Sullivan FCNB Bank-It Invitational.
    Also Dec. 3, in the tourney championship game Capital City beat Farmington 51-49. Ste. Genevieve took the third-place title by topping Potosi 54-43.
    St. James junior Peyton Gruver fired in seven points to help the Tigers bolt to a 20-5 lead Friday. Gruver added another eight points – including his third 3-pointer in the half – to help STJ expand its advantage to 37-17 at halftime.
    An 18-point third period allowed Gateway to narrow the gap. However, the Tigers closed out the game with a 19-point fourth period, including eight points from junior guard Blake Redburn.
    B. Redburn netted a game-high 23 points to pace St. James while Gruver finished with 20 points.
    Samuel Hincapie, a 6-5 junior forward, led Gateway with 20 points.
    This week the Tigers were slated to host Rolla Tuesday and play at Salem Friday (6 p.m.).

STJ 67, Gateway Legacy 59
St. James (2-1): S. Redburn 0-1-1, Boone 3-5-12, H. Redburn 1-0-2, Gruver 6-5-20, Sparks 2-2-7, Perkins 0-2-2, B. Redburn 9-0-23, Totals 21-15-67.
Gateway (4-5): Diaz 2-0-4, Salas 2-0-4, Hincapie 8-1-20, Mejia 1-0-2, Oliveira 1-0-2, Taric 4-1-11, Mendez 1-0-2, Karayannopoulos 3-0-6, Harnroth 4-0-8, Totals 26-2-59.
The score by periods:
Gateway       5   12   18   24-59
St. James    20   17   11   19-67

Consolation Semifinals
Nov. 30
STJ 64, Steelville 58
    Scoring 12 unanswered points down the stretch, the St. James High School boys’ basketball team rallied to beat Steelville 64-58 in consolation semifinal play of the Sullivan FCNB Bank-It Invitational Tuesday, Nov. 30.
    The Steelville Cardinals took a 19-17 lead after the first period. However, behind seven points from junior guard Blake Redburn and six points from junior guard Peyton Gruver, STJ outscored Steelville 24-10 in the second quarter to take a 41-29 halftime advantage.
    St. James took a 52-42 lead into the fourth period, but the Cardinals reeled off the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to grab a 55-52 edge.
    However, St. James was able to regroup and scored 12 unanswered to regain control.
    Gruver and B. Redburn each had 14 points to lead STJ while senior forward Logan Sparks added 13.
    Junior Landon Mabe led Steelville with 18 points.

STJ 64, Steelville 58
St. James: S. Redburn 2-3-8, Boone 2-2-6, H. Redburn 3-2-9, Gruver 6-2-15, Sparks 5-0-12, B. Redburn 6-0-14, Totals 24-9-64.
Steelville: Light 1-0-3, Harris 2-0-4, Diaz 4-1-9, Mabe 7-0-18, Brawn 4-2-10, Brice 3-0-7, Mullen 2-3-7, Totals 23-6-58.
The score by periods:
Steelville      19   10   13   16-58
St. James      17   24   11   12-64

Lady Tigers third in Fatima Comet Classic

    Another stellar defensive effort carried the fourth-seeded St. James High School girls’ basketball team to a 59-37 victory over third-seeded Steelville in the third-place game of the Fatima Comet Classic Saturday, Dec. 4.