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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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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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