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Valle sinks 31 3s last week

Valle-West County to fight for MAAA title



IRONTON, Mo.    Valle Catholic closed out the week with another 3-point barrage Friday night (Jan. 27), and all 12 Warriors who dressed out scored at

Valle Catholic senior Clayton Drury goes for a layup attempt and is fouled by Jefferson junior Brandon Burford during the Warriors’ 72-50 home victory at the VCHS gym Tuesday night (Jan. 24). The game was moved up to 5 p.m. and finished just before the Midwest snowstorm arrived.

Valle Catholic senior Sam Drury goes up for a layup despite opposition from Jefferson’s 6-foot-4 junior Kaleb Weiler during the Warriors’ 72-50 home victory at the VCHS gym Tuesday night (Jan. 24). The game was moved up to 5 p.m. and finished just before the Midwest snowstorm arrived.

least one bucket.

Therefore this victory set up a showdown for the conference championship after rolling over host Arcadia Valley, 72-40, during small-schools divisional boys’ basketball action of the Mineral Area Activities Association in Ironton.

The Warriors (13-5, 4-0 MAAA), who sank nine more 3-pointers in this game, now prepare for West St. Francois County with that winner to claim the small-schools conference crown (played out this past Monday) and a top-four seed in the MAAA tournament beginning this week and continuing next week.

For this matchup, Valle led 17-6 after one quarter and cruised from there. They led 34-9 at intermission and 58-27 heading into the final frame.

Sam Drury scored a game-high 18 points    15 in the middle quarters    but he did not need to play in the fourth quarter.

Chase Fallert added 13 points with four treys. A.J. Basler added nine points with a 3. Tyler Gegg had seven points.

Brandon Giesler had five points with a trey. Carson Tucker (also five points), Clayton Drury and Nick Oliver each had a trey.

There were 14 total 3s in this game.

The Tigers’ Colin Whited had 16 points. They were 9 for 19 from the charity stripe.


Warriors 66, Bismarck 47

BISMARCK, Mo.    Valle Catholic outscored the Indians 26-10 in the third quarter to overcome a rough first half during MAAA small-schools divisional action Thursday (Jan. 26).

In a battle of tribes, the Warriors (12-5, 3-0 MAAA) stayed atop the league standings after hitting eight 3-pointers in the rally  —  just one night after

Valle Catholic Warriors

collecting 14 total against Jefferson    and had four players in double figures. In this game, there were 11 3s.

Chase Fallert had a team-high 15 points with three trifectas. Tyler Gegg (two treys), Harry Oliver and Carson Tucker each had 10 points.

Sam Drury had nine points with a trey. Clayton Drury and Nick Oliver both added five points apiece, both with a 3-pointer. They were 6 for 9 from the charity stripe.

The Indians (8-9, 3-0) saw Sven Wilson score a game-high 28 points and Carter Hedrick added nine on three 3s.


Warriors 72, Jefferson 50

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.    Clayton Drury buried nine 3-pointers and tied his career-high of 34 points as Valle Catholic scorched the Blue Jays for 14 trifectas of its own to cruise to a nonconference victory last Tuesday (Jan. 24) at the VCHS gym.

The host Warriors (11-5) jumped out to an 11-2 lead and never looked back. They led 22-10 after one quarter, 35-24 at halftime. They turned up the heat in the third period, outscoring their guest 27-11 for an 62-35 advantage heading into the final frame.

Injured starters, guard Chase Fallert and forward Harry Oliver returned to action, Fallert moreso than Oliver, as both had been out a couple of games due to ankle injuries.

Drury hit four treys. There were 16 total in the game between the two squads.

Faller added 11 points with two treys, and Carson Tucker also had 11 points with a trey.

Sam Drury had seven points. Nick Oliver and Tyler Gregg both hit 3-pointers as well.

They were 6 of 10 from the foul line.

Jefferson (7-8) got 14 points from Caleb Wailer, and 10 points from Nate Breeze, while Sam Stokes scored all 12 of his in the first half.

The gane was pushed up to 5 p.m. (cutting out the junior vsrsity game altogether) because of incoming snowstorm that arrived short after the game concluded.



The Warriors should be home all week, depending on their seeding in the conference tournament.

But first, they host conference rival West St. Francois County Bulldogs on Tuesday (Jan. 31), then host nonconference rival Seckman Jaguars for a rematch on Thursday (Feb. 2)    both set for 6 p.m. JV starts.

They then will compete in the 12-team MAAA tournament beginning Saturday (Feb. 4) and continuing all next week (Feb. 6-11) with the first-round sites to be determined after seedings are determined. The rest of the tournament will play out at the Bob Sechrest Sr. Fieldhouse at Mineral Area College in Park Hills.