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PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge basketball teams dominate district championship

Friday, February 24, 2012 | 11:21 p.m. CST; updated 11:30 p.m. CST, Friday, February 24, 2012

Rock Bridge High School girls and boys basketball teams claimed the district titles after winning the Class 5 District 9 championship Friday night at Smith-Cotton High School.

The girls team had a 75-67 victory over Jefferson City High School in the district final. The girls team will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Rolla.

The Rock Bridge boys team beat Hickman High School 70-49 to claim its second straight district title. The Bruins have beaten the Kewpies in 21 straight games.

The Rock Bridge boys team has won five district championships in the past six seasons. The Bruins will face Rolla (19-8) at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in Rolla. The winner will advance to the Class 5 state quarterfinals.

Rock Bridge guard Sophie Cunningham goes airborne during the Class 5 District 9 girls basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday. Cunningham had a team high of 29 points in the 75-67 win over Jefferson City.
The Rock Bridge Bruins celebrate after their 75-67 win over Jefferson City High School at the Class 5 District 9 girls basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday.
Rock Bridge guard Nick Norton drives the ball to the hoop during the Class 5 District 9 boys basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday. Norton had seven points in the 70-49 win over cross-town rival Hickman.
The Hickman coaching staff reacts to a foul during the second half of their 70-49 district championship loss to Rock Bridge at the Class 5 District 9 boys basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday.
Rock Bridge guard Travis Jorgenson, left, battles Hickman forward Deandre Pennington for a rebound during the first half of the Class 5 District 9 boy's basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday. The Bruins beat the Kewpies 70-49.
Members of the Rock Bridge Bruins celebrate in the locker room after their 70-49 win over Hickman at the Class 5 District 9 boy's basketball championship at Smith-Cotton High School on Friday. This is their second district championship in a row and their fifth in six years.

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