Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the matchups from Tuesday night’s Class 4 Sectionals along with our fearless predictions. I’m not sure I can keep up with my Twitter buddy Gramps, who usually slays with the postseason predictions. Here…
Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the matchups from Tuesday night’s Class 4 Sectionals along with our fearless predictions. I’m not sure I can keep up with my Twitter buddy Gramps, who usually slays with the postseason predictions. Here it goes. All games are schedule to tip off at 7:45 p.m.
New Madrid Central vs. Park Hills Central (at Farmington): This is a rematch of last year’s sectional game, which was won by New Madrid. The Eagles have the size advantage with 6’5″ forwards Jadis Jones Jadis Jones 6'5" | SF New Madrid Central | 2024 State #268 Nation MO and Marcelous Phillips Marcelous Phillips 6'5" | PF New Madrid County Central | 2022 State MO . Park Hills Central is a guard-heavy team, led by 2024 standout point guard Jobe Bryant Jobe Bryant 6'1" | PG Park Hills Central | 2024 State MO and backcourt mate Caden Casey Caden Casey 6'0" | CG Park Hills Central | 2024 State MO . (Prediction: New Madrid Central).
Sullivan vs. Lift for Life (at Kirkwood): Lift for Life is up at Class 4 this season after making a run to the Class 3 Final Four last season. They love to run and press and keep things very fast. Guard Anthony Caldwell leads a balanced attack. Sullivan is led by 2022s Kyle Lewis and Blaine Sappington. (Prediction: Lift for Life)
Vashon vs. MICDS (at Northwest-Cedar Hill): Vashon opens defense of its Class 4 state championship with a young and deep team without any seniors. The leaders are 6’6″ 2023 Kennard Davis Kennard Davis 6'5" | PG Vashon | 2023 MO and 6’5″ xx Nicholson. MICDS features all-around 6’8″ 2022 forward Brandon Mitchell-Day Brandon Mitchell-Day 6'8" | SF MICDS | 2022 State MO and 6’2″ 2023 guard Marcus Coleman Marcus Coleman 6'4" | PG MICDS | 2023 State MO . (Prediction: Vashon)
St. Charles West vs. Mexico (at Troy): Mexico brings a 27-0 record into tonight’s contest. The Bulldogs are fast and furious with a talented group of guards, led by 6’0″ 2022 Isaiah Reams Isaiah Reams 5'11" | PG Mexico | 2022 State MO . West has been on a run since the addition of 6’1″ 2023 guard Barry Thomas Barry Thomas 6'1" | PG St. Charles West | 2023 State MO , who is averaging 19 points a game since becoming eligible in late-January. (Prediction: Mexico)
Father Tolton vs. Fair Grove (at Missouri S&T): Father Tolton survived the toughest district in the state with victories of Fatima and Blair Oaks. They are led by 6’11” 2022 forward Jevon Porter Jevon Porter 6'11" | SF Father Tolton | 2022 State #110 Nation MO . Fair Grove is a capable team from SWMO, which is led by 6’4″ 2022 Devin Carroll Devin Carroll 6'4" | SG Fair Grove | 2022 State MO , who scored 41 points in the district championship game. (Prediction: Father Tolton)
Willow Springs vs. Lamar (at Nixa): Willow Springs features a strong inside-outside duo in 2022s Scottie Osborn and Owen Duddridge. Lamar advanced to the sectionals with a victory over top-seed East Newton in the District 12 championship game. Football standout Mason Gastel and guard Connor Shoff are standouts. (Prediction: Willow Springs)
Barstow vs. Pembroke Hill (at Independence): The two teams met on Feb. 19 with Pembroke Hill taking a 55-49 victory. Pembroke Hill is led by 2023 twins Devin and Darin Conley Darin Conley 6'5" | PF Pembroke Hill | 2023 State MO and 2022 brother Quinton Conley Quinton Conley 6'5" | PF Pembroke Hill | 2022 State MO . Barstow has a talented duo in 2022 guard Emmett Pearce Emmett Pearce 6'0" | PG Barstow | 2022 MO and 6’4″ 2024 Aidan Lawlor Aidan Lawlor 6'4" | SG Barstow | 2024 State MO . (Prediction: Pembroke Hill)
Richmond vs. St. Joe Lafayette (at Liberty North): Richmond has a well-balanced team with a strong inside duo in 6’3″ 2022 Keyshawn Elliott Keyshawn Elliott 6'3" | SF Richmond | 2022 State MO and 6’7″ 2023 Jack Gogue Jack Gogue 6'8" | PF Richmond | 2023 State MO . Lafayette is a regular in the sectional playoffs. The Irish are led by talented 6’3″ 2023 guard Camden Bennett Camden Bennett 6'3" | SG St. Joe Lafayette | 2023 State MO . (Prediction: St. Joe Lafayette)