BY MICHAEL BOYD JR.
HERALD SPORTS EDITOR
FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. — Four players scored in double figures and the Flye brothers showed why they can be a powerful duo as Ste. Genevieve opened up large-schools divisional action of the Mineral Area Activities Association basketball conference with a 75-43 thumping of the host Blackcats at FHS Friday night (1.6).
Ricky Hunter scored a team-high 20 points, while Kaden Flye and Aiden Boyer both missed double-doubles, and the younger Flye brother announced his return nicely as he had no trouble scoring in double figures himself.
The Dragons (9-3, 1-0 MAAA) snapped a two-game skid with the win.
Ste. Genevieve led just 12-5 after one frame, but took off in the second quarter for a 31-15 advantage at halftime and never let up from there.
Kaden Flye finished with 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
Boyer finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
Hunter was a perfect 7 for 7 from the foul line, while Devin Flye added 11 points.
For the host Blackcats (5-7, 0-1), Andrew Starkey led all with 28 points, including five 3-pointers. The other ’Cats combined for 17 points.
The Dragons host the Arcadia Valley Tigers for MAAA interleague action at 5 p.m. Tuesday (1.10), then visit conference foe North St. Francois County Raiders at 5 p.m. Friday (1.13) for a rematch from the Bob Sechrest Jr./Central High Christmas Tournament which the Raiders won.