Hickman High School lost to Christian Brothers College High School 86-77 in last year's Class 5 state final.
Guard Sophie Cunningham is the Rock Bridge girls basketball program's all-time leading scorer.
With a 10-point advantage,Hickman High School snapped a six-year losing streak to cross-town rival Rock Bridge High School.
Sophie Cunningham, a 6-foot-1 senior guard at Rock Bridge High School and Missouri commit, cracked the 24-player roster, which was announced Wednesday.
The Hickman girls basketball team hasn't defeated Rock Bridge since 2008.
"I feel like the people that think it’s just Michael Porter haven’t come out to watch us play," Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School senior forward Josh Boyer said.
The Trailblazers (14-2) led by nine at the half and outpaced the Tigers with solid rebounding and consistent free throw shooting down the stretch.
The Bruins will face Lutheran South on Friday.
Jaydin Clayton (145) of Fr. Tolton Catholic remained unbeaten and won first place at the Lathrop Invitational this weekend. Clayton is undefeated over the course of his high school career.
The Kewpies are hot heading into their showdown with Rock Bridge.
Guards CamRon Fugate and Daviante Ostrander each scored 16 points to lead the Spartans.
In a crosstown rivalry game, theRock Bridge Bruin's defense caused the Muriel Williams Battle Spartans to struggle offensively. The Bruins defeated the Spartans 66-41.
Senior Jimmy Whitt led the Kewpies (12-5) with 33 points.
The Trailblazers record is now 10-6. Tolton's next game is Jan. 31 against Jackson High School in the Camdenton Shootout.
Hickman will play in the finals of the Smith-Cotton Tournament Saturday at 3 p.m.
Cheyanna Weaver made a commitment to her father when she was in second grade: to play basketball in college. Now, with a scholarship offer from Missouri Valley College, she looks to make good on that promise.
In its second year, Battle High School's varsity wrestling program has succeeded by following the leadership of its first senior class. The Spartans, who will compete at the Hickman Invitational this weekend, have seen their program almost double in size.
Maya Mouton, the Spartans’ tallest player at 6-foot-2, said that she’s sometimes not aggressive enough but that her rougher side pops up once in a while. Coach Angela Roberds was looking for that physical play Tuesday night against Blair Oaks.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School's Michael Porter Jr. scored a game-high 28 points in the Trailblazers' 59-44 win against Duchense High School on Tuesday, most of them coming on smooth, pull-up jumpers.
The Spartans (5-8) had a 25-15 lead at halftime, but the Hornets were able to stage a comeback and tie it at 47 by the end of regulation. Jadaunte Sutton led Battle with 20 points, and Parley Jenkins and Daviante Ostrander each had 11.