BY MICHAEL BOYD JR.
HERALD SPORTS EDITOR
FRANKCLAY, Mo. — Valle Catholic dropped its small-schools divisional girls’ basketball action of the Mineral Area Activities Association conference with a 53-15 loss Thursday (Jan. 12) at defending league champion West St. Francois County High in Frankclay.
The Warriors (1-14, 0-2 MAAA) trailed 17-4 after one frame, 34-4 at halftime and 47-10 heading into the final quarter.
Brooklyn Weibrecht had a team-high six points, while Bri Hibbetts had five points.
The “purple pups” saw Bailey Skiles lead all with 18 points. She did not score in either the second or fourth quarters.
Alina Simily added 13 points with a 3-pointer.
WCHS (12-2, 1-0) is based in either Leadwood or Frankclay, depending on the U.S. Post Office or the school, respectively.
Grandview 40, Warriors 19
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — Madelyn Griffard scored a team-high 10 points, but that was mainly it for the Warriors last Tuesday (Jan. 10) at Valle Catholic High.
The Warriors (1-13) trailed 8-0 after one quarter, 23-5 at intermission and 36-9 heading into the final frame.
Griffard scored six of her points in the fourth quarter. The Warriors were just 1 for 2 from the foul line.
Anna Belle Wakeland led all with 13 points and a trey. The Hillsboro-based Eagles were 4 for 7 from the foul line.
St. Vincent 46, Warriors 5
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Staff-depleted Valle Catholic continued battling as best as they could, but some teams just have no mercy.
The Squaws pressed all night, full court and halfcourt, and hit five 3-pointers during the girls’ basketball contest to roll to victory last Monday (Jan. 9) in a battle of Catholic school archrivals.
The Warriors (1-12) managed two field goals in the opening quarter and only one point from there.
The inexperienced Warriors trailed 12-4 after one quarter, 16-4 at halftime and 42-4 heading into the final frame.
Madelyn Griffard and Nicole Gegg both scored two points, while Brooklyn Weibrecht hit the only free throw. They were 1 for 11 from the foul line.
Lana Adams led all with 15 points, including a trey for St. Vincent.
Alexandria Patrick added 13 points with two 3-pointers. Haley Emmendorfer had 10 points with two treys.
The Warriors played at Ste. Genevieve this past Monday (Jan. 16).
They will take a few days off as a good number of the student body head off for the Pro Life trip in Washington, D.C. They play again on Monday, Jan. 23, when they host MAAA rival Bismarck at 6 p.m.