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CBC basketball standout Love to announce college choice Tuesday

CBC senior Caleb Love has announced he will make his choice on where he play college basketball at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The 6-foot 2-inch Love, the No. 21 overall recruit in the nation, has cut his list to Missouri and North Carolina. He has visited both schools. He chose not to visit Kansas and Louisville. Love took an official visit to Missouri on Sept. 6. The following weekend he visited North Carolina. As a junior, Love averaged 19.4 points a game. He hit 47.6 percent of his field-goal attempts. From the free-throw line, Love converted 78.6 of his chances. He ...

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Incarnate Word graduate Collier named WNBA’s Rookie of the Year

Napheesa Collier showed she could be one of the best in high school and college basketball. Collier dominated in high school at Incarnate Word Academy, where her number is retired. She chose to play in college for the Connecticut Huskies and had a tremendous career there. Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier has been named the Associated Press’ WNBA Rookie of the Year. (Minnesota Lynx photo) Now, she’s showing she can do it as a professional as well. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound Collier, a forward for the Minnesota Lynx, has been named the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year by the Associated Press. ...

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Parkway South’s Thompson looks forward to playing college basketball

Parkway South’s Lani Thompson is finishing up her career on the soccer field for the Patriots. Parkway South’s Lani Thompson has left her mark on the Patriots’ girls basketball program. She will play in college at Rockhurst. But she’s left her mark as a basketball player. “I loved high school basketball and I can’t believe it’s over,” Thompson said. “Four years went by very fast.” Patriots basketball coach Thomas Williams said Thompson will be remembered at Parkway South. “Lani will have a banner in gym C, so that will always be a reminder of her career,” Williams said. “I am ...

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Marquette’s Montgomery ends basketball career with tourney MVP, first team all-state honors

Marquette’s Jason Montgomery ended his high school basketball career on a good note. Marquette’s Jason Montgomery was named the Most Valuable Player in the recent Missouri Challenge boys basketball tournament. Montgomery was on the winning team in the recent Missouri Challenge, an annual tournament for seniors held by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association in Springfield. Teams are selected from players in the geographical regions of the state and play each other. St. Louis went 3-0 to win the tournament. Montgomery was named the Most Valuable Player. “They picked me up and I was happy about that,” Montgomery said. “It wasn’t ...

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Lafayette girls, Lafayette boys, Marquette boys earn spots on academic all-state basketball teams

Lafayette and Marquette placed several athletes on the girls and boys all-state academic basketball teams. Lafayette seniors Emily Wilson, Sydnie Wolf and Tara Robbe all made the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s academic all-state team. To make the all-state all-academic team, which is for seniors, each player must accomplish one or more of the following verified minimum scores: • ACT score of 27 composite or above.• SAT score of 1920 composite or above. • PSAT score of 185 selection index or more.• Grade-point average of 3.25 out of possible 4.0. Lafayette had three girls Missouri Basketball Coaches Association’s Academic All-State team. ...

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High school boys basketball all-conference teams

Here are the 2018-19 high school boys basketball all-conference teams: Suburban Conference Yellow Pool Player of the year: F Jason Montgomery, sr., Marquette Coach of the year: Eric Schweain Marquette FIRST TEAM F Jalen White, sr., Marquette F Adam Sommer, jr., Parkway South G Ryan Campbell, jr., Lafayette G Amorey Womack, sr., Webster Groves G Elijah Hicks, sr., Jennings G Isaiah Ervin, sr., Hazelwood Central F Jalen White, sr., Marquette F Adam Sommer, jr., Parkway South G Ryan Campbell, jr., Lafayette SECOND TEAM F Trey Griffey, sr., Lafayette F Ilyaas Harris, so., Marquette C Isaiah Esker, jr., Parkway South G ...

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High school girls all-conference basketball teams

Here are the all-conference teams for the 2018-19 high school girls basketball. Metro Women’s Athletics Association Player of the year: Marissa Warren, sr., Incarnate Word FIRST TEAM Molly Hummel, sr., Cor Jesu Mallory Ronshauesen, so., Cor Jesu Rickie Woltman, sr., Incarnate Word Kiki Britzman, sr., Incarnate Word Mackenzie Duff, so., Nerinx Hall Meghan Ott, sr., Visitation Tajah Foster-Walker, sr., Whitfield SECOND TEAM Kate Rolfes, jr., Incarnate Word Ellie Vazzana, so., Incarnate Word Lyndsey Heckel, jr., Nerinx Hall Annie Lally, sr., St. Joseph’s Hannah Scherzinger, so., Ursuline Molly Effer, sr., Ursuline Jade Moore, jr., Whitfield Kelsey Blakemore, so., Whitfield HONORABLE MENTION ...

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CBC comes up just short in Class 5 boys basketball championship game

Sometimes, the other team is just little better. The CBC Cadets found that out, falling 63-59 to Rock Bridge in the Class 5 boys basketball state championship game played at JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield. “It’s disappointing,” CBC coach Justin Tatum said. “We did our best. Everyone knows how hard it is to get the Final Four. When you lose, it’s tough. There tears from the seniors. That’s to be expected. That’s it for them. “As the days went by since then, the guys realize they got to go state. It’s a blessing to ...

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Incarnate Word Academy captures third consecutive state girls basketball championship

The Incarnate Word Academy girls basketball team set a state record by notching the 10th state championship in the program’s history. The Incarnate Word Academy Red Knights won their third consecutive Class 4 state title in Springfield. It was the 10th overall championship for the program. The Red Knights won their third consecutive Class 4 state title when Incarnate Word beat Lincoln College Prep 61-35 at JQH Arena in Springfield. That title is No. 9 for coach Dan Rolfes. Incarnate Word has won state titles in 1995, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. The Red Knights also ...

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