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Eureka’s Hillyer joins her older sister in scoring 1,000 points for Wildcats

Eureka junior guard Kate Hillyer credits her older sister Alex with getting her involved in basketball. “Alex was my inspiration since I could hold a basketball,” Hillyer said. “I’m not even sure I could count how many games of hers I have been to but she has always pushed me to be better. Alex Hillyer is seen with her older sister Alex, who reached 1,000 points at Eureka before graduating in 2012. “When she was in college, during the summer, she would drag me to every workout and practice. She is such a big reason for me loving the game.” ...

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Eureka’s Herbert tops 1,000 points in her career with Wildcats

Eureka senior Annika Herbert has been the Wildcats’ starting point guard since her freshman year. In a recent 67-50 home win over Parkway West, Herbert reached a milestone that left her feeling great. Eureka senior Annika Herbert recently joined the 1,000 point club for the Wildcats. Herbert joined the 1,000 point club at Eureka. She went into the elite group on the same night with junior teammate Kate Hillyer, who reached 1,000 points as well. There are seven girls who have eclipsed 1,000 points in their careers as Wildcats. “I was extremely excited to reach my 1,000th career point this ...

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Incarnate Word to play at Parkway North after Visitation Tournament win

The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights jump into 2020 doing what they always do — play a tough opponent. The Red Knights (10-1) will play at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Parkway North (6-3) in a girls basketball game. Last February, the Vikings stopped Incarnate Word 65-62. Two yaars ago, Parkway North 73-63. Both were regular-season games. The Incarnate Word Academy won the 45th annual Visitation Tournament. It was the Red Knights’ sixth tourney title over the last seven seasons at Visitation. “We don’t have any easy games,” Incarnate Word coach Dan Rolfes said. “That’s what we want. We have hardened ...

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Westminster Christian Academy girls open basketball season with tourney title

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats began the girls basketball season with a championship. The Wildcats, under new coach Kat Martin, won the recent 32nd annual Troy Invitational with a 48-42 victory over the Holt Indians. The Westminster Christian Academy girls basketball team won the 32nd annual Troy Invitational. “Playing in the tournament was a great way to open the season,” Martin said. “It was really nice to have three games in our first week and get out and play. We felt like it was a very strong field. To have the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds playing in the ...

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Principia’s Honor Flight Classic boys basketball tournament raises money to help veterans

The Principia Honor Flight Classic takes off for the third year. The boys basketball tournament that raises money for the Greater St. Louis Honor Flight tips off with two games Monday (Dec. 9). The top-seeded Blue Knights meet No. 8 Gateway Science at 5 p.m. at Carey Field House. At 6:30, host Principia, seeded fifth, plays the No. 4-seeded St. Louis Patriots. The Principia Panthers will host the Honor Flight Classic for the third consecutive year. Two games will be played Tuesday. At 5 p.m., No. 2 Bourbon plays No. 7 North County Christian followed at 6:30 p.m. by No. ...

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2019-20 girls high school basketball preview capsules

The Parkway Central Colts finished third in Class 5 last winter and return four starters from that team. Coach Brian Guilfoyle is entering his 10th year at helm of the Colts, who finished 24-7 with a program-best third-place showing in the Class 4 state tournament. Parkway Central will be led by Jayla Kelly, who recently signed to play college basketball with Missouri. The 6-foot-4 senior post player averaged 12.4 points and 11.8 rebounds as a junior for the Colts. “I want my players to have fun and enjoy the season,” Guilfoyle said. “Having fun means competing hard every play and ...

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2019-20 high school boys basketball capsules

The CBC Cadets, the reigning Class 5 Missouri state basketball champions, open their season Friday in what is billed as the “most exciting basketball showcase in America.” CBC begins play in Thanksgiving Hoopfest in Duncanville, Texas. The Cadets play Justin F. Kimball High, of Dallas, at 2 p.m. Friday. At 3:15 p.m. Saturday, CBC meets Booker T. Washington, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The top high school players in the nation will be on hand as 36 boys and girls teams will take part in the two-day showcase at Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, Texas. The event is 11 years old. CBC ...

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