After being down 17-3 in the first quarter, the Jefferson City Jays battled back to win 34-33 on Friday. Kristin Burnett led the Jays with 10 points and freshman guard Monique Townson added eight.
Sophomore point guard spurs early, late runs and Rock Bridge beat Jefferson City 71-48 for the Class 5 District 9 championship.
Former Missouri libero Tatum Anderson will take over as Rock Bridge head volleyball coach, replacing Vicki Reimler, who coached the Bruins from 1982 to 2002 and returned for a year in 2010, winning a district championship.
Aqua Corpening scored 22 points, but it was not enough as Hickman lost to Jefferson City 50-43 on Wednesday.
Despite offensive struggles, the Bruins (21-5) defeated Smith-Cotton (15-11) on Wednesday to advance to the Class 5 District 9 finals.
The Hickman girls basketball team ended its season with a 50-43 loss to Jefferson City on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament in Jefferson City.
The Rock Bridge girls basketball team won in the semifinals of the Class 5, District 9 tournament Wednesday night in Jefferson City, beating Smith-Cotton 37-21.
Chris Clark played almost the entire district semifinal game against Rock Bridge. His coach said he will become a "cornerstone" of Hickman's basketball program.
Wright wished the team well but said he wanted to focus more on teaching and his family.
Recently, Claire Ortbals has been leading the Hickman girls basketball team in scoring, giving the Kewpies a different look heading into district competition.
During the course of the regular season, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team has played 18 of its 25 games away from home. The long bus rides have brought the Bruins players closer.
Hickman beat Washington to snap a seven-game losing streak and advance to the Class 5, District 9 semifinals.
After winning the Class 4 215-pound state title Saturday, Hickman sophomore J'den Cox is halfway to his goal of becoming the seventh four-time Class 4 state champion.
As the Hickman boys basketball team prepares for the district tournament, they will undoubtedly rely on the stability of senior guard Marcus Whitt.
Quinn Smith gets coaching from his father, MU coach Brian Smith, and his Rock Bridge high school coach, Travis Craig.
The Bruins will count on senior post player Karon Hayes to help prevent another early exit from the district tournament.
Rock Bridge's Sam Crane lost in the Class 4 125-pound state wrestling finals on Saturday at Mizzou Arena.
After struggling earlier in the season, Hickman 145-pound senior Keith Kimbrough said it felt good to earn a fifth-place medal Saturday at the state wrestling finals at Mizzou Arena.
Sam Crane, a 125-pound wrestler from Rock Bridge, has a chance to become just the seventh freshman to win a Class 4 state championship.
Hickman junior Will Owens loses by a fall in 189-pound semifinal, but 215-pound J'den Cox advances to state final.