Rock Bridge could not hold on to an 18-point lead in the fourth quarter of the Class 5 semifinal, losing on a late free throw by Chaminade's Bradley Beal.
After jumping out to a 21-point lead in the first quarter, the Bruins saw their lead melt in the fourth quarter. Leading by 18 to start the final period, Chaminade mounted a comeback for a late win.
Almost everything any high school boys basketball coach could want to accomplish Rock Bridge's Jim Scanlon has done — except win a state championship.
The Rock Bridge boy's basketball team looked poised to head to their first Class 5 state championship game in school history. But turnovers, foul trouble and problems rebounding came back to haunt the Bruins.
Katherine Harry, a senior center on the Rock Bridge girls basketball team, has been named the Gatorade Missouri Girls Basketball Player of the Year. Harry helped lead the Bruins to the quarterfinals of the Class 5 state championship and a state championship last season.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team enjoyed an opportunity to get away from the pressure of the state tournament at a team dinner Tuesday night after practice.
On its face, the trip was like any other one for the Bruins, who have been considered state title contenders from the season’s outset. This trip to Rolla for the Class 5 quarterfinal against Branson was a long road on a season-long sojourn.
Rock Bridge junior guard Rick Kreklow re-aggravated a foot injury during practice on Monday. The team is hopeful he will be able to play against Chaminade on Friday in the semifinals of the state boys basketball tournament.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated Branson in 56-53 Saturday in the Class 5 state quarterfinals.
Nixa defeated Rock Bridge for the second time this season in the Class 5 quarterfinals. The Bruins' year ends with a 24-5 record.
Rock Bridge boys basketball senior guard Skylar Tolson is known for his leadership abilities. He does not receive as much attention as other teammates, but that's fine with him.
After upsetting the third seed on Tuesday, the Bulldogs couldn't muster the same performance in the Class 2 District 13 quarterfinals.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team is one step closer to back-to-back state championships after beating Waynesville 50-30 Wednesday night in its Class 5 sectional game in Union.
After defeating Waynesville 59-46 on Wednesday, the Rock Bridge boys basketball team advances to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. The Bruins have lost their sectional games for the past three seasons.
With three years of experience as a varsity starter, coaches and teammates say Jordan Dressler is one of the keys to the success of the Rock Bridge boys basketball team.
For four years, three seniors on the Rock Bridge girl's basketball team have spent time together both on and off of the court, creating life long friendships. Tonight, their final high school game is put on the line when they take on Waynesville at 7:45 in their sectional game.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team has arguably the best starting five in the state, but guard Ricky Kreklow says the Bruins' bench is what makes the team great.
The Douglass boys basketball team upset Fayette 80-72 on Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 13 tournament in Sturgeon.
Since senior Steven Sibley was dismissed from the team, junior Tanner Cassil has played a more integral role on the Douglass boys basketball team.
Jordan Dressler scored 19 points in a 66-45 win over rival Hickman.