BY MICHAEL BOYD JR.
HERALD SPORTS EDITOR
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. — Sophomore Sadie Greminger exploded for a career high in points but it was not enough as Ste. Genevieve went ice cold in scoring once again, falling to conference foe Potosi 52-35 Thursday (Jan. 17) at SGHS’s Peggy J. Johnson Memorial Gymnasium.
The host gave a valiant effort but were 0-for-10 shooting in the fourth quarter as the Trojans used an 18-1 run that started in the third period of the Mineral Area Activities Association’s large-schools divisional action.
That included 14 straight points in final frame to pull away. It was the second time this season they defeated Ste. Genevieve.
The Dragons (6-6, 0-2 MAAA) trailed 13-9 after one quarter, but flipped that score in the second stage to tie it a 22-22 at halftime. They trailed 38-34 heading into the final frame.
Greminger scored a game- and career-high 12 points with two trifectas, but the Trojans answered with a trio of 10-point performances.
Kayden Huck tied the game at 34-all with 59 seconds left in the third quarter on a steal and layup that resulted in a traditional three-point play, aka an and-1. That was it for the Dragons from there.
But Huck finished with five points and three steals.
Alli Greminger had six points, Ava Meyer had five points and Jamison Kemper had four points, while Chloe Staffen had seven rebounds.
Kemper gave the Dragons their last lead at 31-29 in the third to cap a 6-0 run.
The Dragons were 9 for 14 from the free-throw line.
The Gibson sisters, Kaydence and Kya, had a nice night for Potosi (11-6, 1-1).
Kaydence had 10 points and four assists. Kya had 10 points, six assists and five steals.
Nora Henry also had 10 points and ripped down seven rebounds. Blair Sitton and Paige West grabbed six rebounds apiece.
Ste. Genevieve was eliminated by Potosi 49-38 during the consolation semifinals of the Bob Sechrest Jr./Park Hills Central High Christmas Tournament on Dec. 27.
The Dragons played host to MAAA leader Park Hills Central Rebels on Monday (Jan. 23). They visit nonconference foe Jefferson Blue Jays at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 25) and host MAAA rival Farmington at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 26).