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.
The Trailblazers are now 10-4.
The Bruins will face Liberty in the semifinal round at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
Senior Emily Miller led Hickman with 16 points. Sophomore Danni Nichols chipped in 15. Sophomore Nyjah White added 14, and senior Katie Storm scored 12.
Maya Mouton had a double-double for Muriel Williams Battle High School's girls basketball squad, but the Spartans fell short against Boonville 45-32 on Saturday.
Battle freshman CamRon Fugate got his third start Friday night against De Smet, but the 100-pound guard wasn't enough to give Battle a boost.
The girls basketball team is now 9-4 on the season.
The Kewpies (13-2) were lead by senior Emily Miller with 21 points. Three other Kewpies scored in double figures: Sophomore Nyjah White had 16 points, sophomore Danni Nichols had 14 points and senior Katie Storm added 13.
Seven players scored for the Spartans. Senior guards Mariah Brisco and Cheyanna Weaver led the way, scoring 13 and 10 points, respectively. Sophomore Maya Mouton chipped in with seven points.
The senior also had six rebounds and five assists in the Kewpies' 46-41 win.