Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the Class 4 State Quarterfinals, which will be held on Saturday around the state. The games are scheduled to tip off at 7:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted below. Here is a look at…
Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the Class 4 State Quarterfinals, which will be held on Saturday around the state. The games are scheduled to tip off at 7:45 p.m., unless otherwise noted below. Here is a look at the four state quarterfinals game, along with our fearless predictions.
Cape Notre Dame (25-4) vs. Westminster Christian (24-4) at Jefferson College – These two teams met in the state quarterfinals back in 2017 with Notre Dame getting the victory. The Bulldogs have veteran experience with 6’5″ 2020, 5’9″ 2020 Tyler Landewee, 6’6″ 2021 and 5’10″ 2020 Kam Dohogne. Westminster is young, but they have been rolling as of late with double digit victories in the district championship against Priory and the sectionals against St. Mary’s. The Wildcats feature 2020 forward Brennan Orf up front and a nice young backcourt in 2022 point guard Casen Lawrence and 2023 guard Kobi Williams. (Prediction: Cape Notre Dame)
Baytown South (24-3) vs. St. Joe Lafayette (20-9) at Independence Civic Center – Baytown South put an end to Grandview’s two-year run as state champions with a victory over their conference rivals. The Cardinals are senior dominated with its talented backcourt ofand Kobe Campbell and 6’5″ forward . St. Joe Lafayette is looking to get back to the Final Four after finishing second in 2016. They pulled out a one-point nail biter against Lincoln Prep in the sectionals as 6’5″ 2020 forward made a huge defensive play at the end of the game to save the victory.(Prediction: Baytown South)
Vashon (23-5) vs. Kirksville (22-5) at St. Charles West – No. 1 ranked Vashon rolled into the quarterfinals with an impressive 72-40 victory over Ladue as University of Kentucky recruitled the way with 19 points. The Wolverines are loaded with athleticism, quickness and experience. Kirksville advanced with a dramatic 77-74 victory over St. Dominic. They rallied from a 14-point third quarter deficit to pull out the victory as 2021 standout Noah Copeland scored 36 points.(Prediction: Vashon)
Jefferson City Helias (21-6) vs. Webb City (17-9) at Southwest Baptist, 2:45 p.m. – This is a very good matchup between two teams that can put the ball in the basket. Helias is led by 6’2″ 2020 guard, who can really score and 2022 guard Malcolm Smith, who can really shoot. Webb City pulled out a 58-57 victory over Logan Rogersville to advance to the quarterfinals as Tanner Rogers scored 18 points and hit six 3-pointers, the final one being the game winner in the closing seconds. Webb City also features talented guards and .(Prediction: Webb City)