The Spartans' leading scorer has faced health problems over the past nine months. Still, sophomore Daviante Ostrander averaged 16.7 points and is set to lead the Spartans in the first game of the playoffs Tuesday.
Neither Hickman High School nor Smith-Cotton High School scored a point in the third quarter of the Class 5, District 9 tournament game.
Senior Ryan Kreklow and the Rock Bridge High School Bruins start districts at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday against Blue Springs.
Michael Porter Jr. scored 35 points in Tolton Catholic's 72-60 win over South Callaway in the Class 3, District 8 title game. Tolton opens the state tournament Wednesday against Bowling Green.
With another Class 5 state title, the Bruins would be the first program to "four-peat" since St. Joseph's Academy did so from 1991-1994.
The No. 1 Kewpies begin district play Tuesday in Blue Springs with their sights on a first state championship.
BARF — or Blazer Athletics Running and Fitness — was established at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in 2013 as a way to keep athletes in shape between sports seasons and is now a hit among students. The name was chosen to amuse the students, but it's serious work.
Despite Jack Widhalm's last second 3-pointer, Rock Bridge High School lost to Helias Catholic High School Friday.
The Hickman High School boys basketball team lost a tough game at Kickapoo High School on Friday night.
After a 1 hour and 8-minute game that made observers pine for a faster pace, Tolton walked away with a 40-23 win over Southern Boone.
After beginning the season 12-3, the Hickman High School boys basketball team will enter the district tournament after going on a 2-7 stretch.
Cierra Porter led the Bruins with 20 points.
Junior guard Tre Smith scored 17 points, leading Rock Bridge to a 77-60 win over Battle.
Tolton beat Montgomery County 81-46 on Tuesday night, remaining unbeaten in its class this season.
Tolton faces Montgomery County on Tuesday to open the Class 3, District 8 playoffs, and coach Jeremy Osborne doesn't want his squad going into the game too tightly wound.
Battle finished its regular season 13-12. The Spartans will play in a Class 5, District 4 semifinal game March 3.
The Trailblazers finished the season 14-11.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School wrestler Jaydin Clayton became the second undefeated, four-time state champion in Missouri high school wrestling history.
Mike Eierman has been coaching wrestlers in Missouri for more than a decade. He has produced standouts such as Ben Askren, J'Den Cox and now Jaydin Clayton.
Jimmy Whitt scored 34 points on the night he was honored for his accomplishments at Hickman High School.