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Affton, Bayless, LHSS Lighting Up Hoops Boards

In hockey, Oakville won the Southwest Division while Summit captured the South Division title.

Boys Basketball

The 3-pointers were flying and falling for a pair of area boys basketball players Friday.

Lutheran South's Parker Van Nest connected on five treys en route to 25 points in a big 61-55 win over Festus. Jim Hudson added 15 points and 14 rebounds in the win over the Tigers, who entered the game with a 13-3 record.

Seckman's Colby Holloway made six 3-pointers although they came in a losing cause against Sullivan 60-46.

Affton continued to light up the scoreboard in a pair of wins last week. The Cougars had four players score in double figures in wins over McCluer South-Berkeley (75-52) and Seckman (71-51). Affton has scored in excess of 70 points in three straight games.

Bayless had another nail-biter this week. The Bronchos defeated Trinity 79-77 in double overtime Thursday. Edin Mehedovic and Patrick Triplett had 21 each while Muhammed Poljo had 19 to pace Bayless.

Oakville had its highest scoring output of the season Friday in a 64-50 win over Riverview. Ervin Sarajlic led the way with 20 for the Tigers.

Adis Mujakic had a pair of solid games although both came in losing causes for Mehlville. Mujakic had 19 in a 72-65 loss to Webster, which is 16-3. He added 15 in a 58-46 loss to Summit. Blake Dryer and Jory Woodson had 19 each for Summit.

Fox lost for the seventh time in a row, falling to Fort Zumwalt South 73-37.

Northwest shot 49 percent from the field in a 62-61 overtime win over Union in the Union Tournament.

Girls Basketball

The Affton girls almost matched the firepower of the Cougar boys in a 69-46 win over Maplewood Wednesday. Paige Black had 21 while Hali Ford had another stat-stuffer for the Cougars with 20 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and seven blocks.

Audra Horn had a 20-point outing for Cor Jesu in a 64-28 romp over Parkway West Tuesday. Horn and Sam Bersett had 14 each in a 58-47 loss to St. Francis Borgia Friday.

Oakville's defense held opponents to just 24 points in a pair of wins this week. There were 61 turnovers in the Tiger 37-24 win over Lindbergh. The Flyers had just 13 points through three quarters. Alyssa Norberg made all five of her free throw attempts and had 12 to pace the Tigers.

The Summit girls won the Hillsboro Tournament. They hit 16 of 21 free throws in a 54-35 win over St. Pius and also beat Herculaneum 52-34. The drama came in the finals as the Falcons edged Sullivan 51-50. 

Seckman and Mehlville are both struggling. The Jaguars have a six-game losing streak while Mehlville has lost eight of nine after falling to Webster 65-43 despite 22 points by Sierra Gray.

Hockey

The Oakville and Rockwood Summit hockey teams wrapped up divisional titles in the Mid-States Hockey Association as the regular season ended Saturday.

Oakville finished with impressive wins over Marquette (5-1) on Thursday and Parkway South (9-1) Saturday. Oakville finished 7-0-2 with 16 points, which was four ahead of second-place Lindbergh (4-2-4).

Rockwood Summit was a perfect 12-0-0 in the South Division for 24 points. Seckman tied with Eureka for second place in the South with an 8-2-2 mark.

Lutheran South finished third in the very competitive Central Division. Westminster Christian finished with 24 points (12-1-0) which was just one point better than MICDS (11-2-1). Lutheran South had 20 points with a 10-4-0 record.

Wrestling

The Summit wrestling team had a pair of champions at the Eric Lewis Invitational Tournament at MICDS. Ian McIntosh won at 160 pounds, defeating Lamar Welch of Ritenour 5-3 in the title match. Rudy May won at 195 pounds after winning by decision over Dakota Bush of St. Clair 7-4 in the title match. Aaden Aaden (113) and Kris Bolton (285) lost close championship matches at MICDS.

Patch Male Athlete of the Week: Oakville hockey goalie Zach Jost had 24 saves in the Tigers' victory over Marquette for the conference championship Thursday. 

Patch Female Athlete of the Week: Summit basketball's Jazmynn Kite scored in double figures in each of the Hillsboro Tournament games. 

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