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.
Missouri signee Kevin Puryear dropped 26 points against Hickman, and Arkansas signee Jimmy Witt poured in a game-high 28.
The Kewpies improved to 11-2 this season.
After a slow start, Jimmy Whitt removed his undershirt and freed himself for another monster game: 31 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and seven steals.
Led by Emily Miller and Nyjah White, the Hickman girls jumped out to an early lead and easily defeated their in-town rival.
Rock Bridge won the COMO Invite girls swimming event Saturday in Columbia. Hickman finished fifth out of 27 teams, and Battle came in 23rd.
Jimmy Whitt scored 47 points to lead the Kewpies to third-place finish in the Holiday tournament.
Senior guard Sophie Cunningham scored 24 points, but the Rock Bridge girls' basketball team didn't get very much offense elsewhere in a 52-44 loss to Long Island Lutheran in the semifinals of the Naples Holiday Shootout in Naples, Florida on Tuesday.
The Missouri-bound star scored 28 points, and the Bruins played a clean final minute to upend No. 13 Archer.
Emily Miller earned tournament MVP with 20 points in the championship game of the State Farm Classic.
Sophie Cunningham was named the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year for girls basketball and led the Bruins to another state title. But she may have made an even bigger impact on the football field.
Emily Miller led the Kewpies (7-2) with 21 points.
Battle won their first football championship in the program's first year of playoff eligibility.
In football, one of the essential elements of the game — tackling — just doesn't get a whole lot of practice time anymore.
Despite being diagnosed with more than a half-dozen concussions and suffering from migraines and nausea, Jacob Biddle's spirit remains unbroken.
In its second season, Battle basketball is trying to find its rhythm.