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Warriors fall in tribal battle



Valle Catholic Warriors

STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.  —  The Valle Catholic girls’ basketball team lost on Senior Night, 33-16, to Bismarck during small-schools divisional action of the Mineral Area Activities Association last Monday (Jan. 23) at the VCHS gymnasium.

The host Warriors (1-16, 0-3 MAAA) continue to battle hard despite only seven players as their season enters the final month. They have lost seven straight.

Valle trailed 7-4 after one quarter, 13-6 at intermission and 22-10 heading into the final frame.

Lone senior Bri Hibbetts, a senior, had a team-high seven points, and Rylee Overmann added six points.

The Indians’ Halie Dickey led all with 15 points as the only one to score in double figures. Bismarck (11-8, 2-1) won for the sixth time in seven games.

Both teams were 4 for 12 from the foul line.


Kingston at Warriors, ppd.

Valle Catholic’s MAAA Conference game on Thursday with the Kingston Cougars was postponed after a snowstorm hit the Midwest Tuesday night. A new date has yet to be determined as of the Herald’s press deadline.

Valle’s only win this season so far was a close one over Kingston in the final game of the West County-Kingston First State Community Bank Christmas Tournament.



The Warriors were supposed to play MAAA divisional foe Arcadia Valley Tigers this past Monday (Jan. 30), but light snow returned and postponed almost all events throughout the region. No new makeup date has been set.

They will visit Fredericktown Blackcats for MAAA interleague action on Thursday (Feb. 2), set for 6 p.m. Varsity only.

They then will compete in the 12-team MAAA tournament beginning Saturday (Feb. 4) and continue 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.