A slow start and a second-half Rock Bridge run leads to a 64-43 rout of the Kewpies.
After playing an important part in Rock Bridge's victory over Hickman and coach David Johnson in December, the Bruins' Manuale Watkins looks to cause problems for his former youth coach again Friday.
Despite matching the Rock Bridge girls basketball team in intensity for most of the game, Hickman found itself in foul trouble early and missed opportunities by committing key turnovers late.
Lynn Allen and Scott Williams have coached at-risk students for 14 years at Douglass High School. At Columbia's alternative high school, their boys' basketball team has become a family.
Douglass High School improves to 9-3 after beating East High School (Kansas City) 81-51.
Hickman's J'den Cox displayed his speed Saturday against main rival Josh Braselton of Rock Bridge. Cox, the top-ranked 215-pounder in Class 4, scored two key takedowns against Braselton, who boasts the No. 2-ranking, to earn a 7-3 victory in the championship match of the weight class at Saturday's Hickman Tournament.
The Hickman girls basketball team placed second at the Sedalia tournament, losing 52-49 to Springfield-Parkview in Saturday's championship game.
The Hickman boys basketball team won its first round game on Friday, but lost in the semifinals and then the third-place game on Saturday in the Springfield-Glendale Winter Classic.
The Kewpies won 71-61 over Carthage and will play Springfield Glendale in the semi-finals at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Hickman girls basketball team beat Sedalia 48-34.
Rock Bridge wrestler Josh Braselton is likely to one of his toughest foes at this weekend's Hickman tournament. So far, the Kewpies J'den Cox has beaten Braselton in their first two matches this season.
The Hallsville girls basketball team looks to take the next step in its quest for postseason success by turning the tables on Harrisburg.
The Hickman girls basketball team beat Nerinx Hall 57-49 on Saturday in Webster Groves behind 24 points from Aqua Corpening and 20 from Jade Holly.
The Hickman girls basketball team won the championship of the Rolla tournament Saturday with a 54-47 victory over Sullivan.
The Rock Bridge boys basketball team used tough defense to earn a 65-42 victory on Thursday night at Lee's Summit.
The Hickman girls basketball team defeated Owensville 47-33 on Thursday to advance to the championship game of the Rolla tournament.
The Hickman girls basketball team beat Newburg 53-37 on Monday at the Rolla tournament.
Columbia swimmers posted impressive midseason performances at the CoMo High School Invitational on Thursday night at the MU Student Recreation Complex pool.
Junior Lindsey Cunningham's 13 points led the Bruins to a 54-23 victory over Helias in the semifinals of the Holiday Hoops Invitational on Wednesday in Jefferson City.
The Bruins defeated Lee’s Summit West 67-52 at the State Farm Holiday Hoops Invitational on Tuesday night.