Despite brutal cold and gusting winds Saturday, Augustine completed 15-of-19 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in the Crusades’ 48-20 Class 4A semifinal victory over Mater Dei. The senior also ran for a TD and had no turnovers and the St. Louis area’s leading passer is now up to 3,516 yards and 39 touchdown passes.
Krista Bass and Kendra Bass
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Lebanon Girls Basketball
Picking up where they left off a year ago, the Greyhounds got 22 points from Krista Bass and 14 more from Kendra Bass as they defeated Triad 53-47 on Saturday to win the Columbia Tip-Off Classic
Megan Brown and Leia Campbell
Dupo Girls Basketball
Brown and Campbell are two of the top returning players in the Cahokia Conference-Kaskaskia Division and helped lead the Tigers to the championship game of their own Dupo Cat Classic tournament. Brown, committed to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on a softball scholarship, averaged 12.3 points in the first three games while Campbell averaged 11.3 points as the Tigers reached the championship game before losing 46-27 to New Athens.
Coldon caught six passes for 100 yards and had a 20-yard TD run to help Althoff reach the 4A state championship game with a 48-20 semifinal victory over Mater Dei. Pressed into running back duty because of Jaylon Bester’s illness, Coldon responded with a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that helped Althoff score three TDs in 27 seconds.
Belleville West Basketball
Only a freshman and making her varsity debut, the 5-6 Darough looked poised beyond her years as she scored 15 points in the Maroons near upset of Central on Saturday at the O’Fallon Girls Tip-Off Classic.
Easley was Althoff’s leading rusher Saturday with 90 yards on 11 carries in the 4A semifinal win over Mater Dei. His best run was a 48-yard touchdown carry early in the third quarter. Easley has 1,141 yards rushing and 17 TDs this season.
New Athens Basketball
One of the surprise teams in the metro-east a year ago when it reached the Class 1A sectional title game, the New Athens Yellow Jackets got a a 21-point effort from Marlow as they defeated Dupo 46-27 on Saturday in the title game of the Dupo Cat Classic.
Savannah turned his first interception this season into a 42-yard return for a touchdown Saturday in the Crusaders’ 48-20 Class 4A semifinal win over Mater Dei. He picked off a pass from Mater Dei’s Colin Schuetz early in the second half and picked his way through the Knights for a TD.
Triad Girls Basketball
The Central Methodist recruit got off to a flying start for the Knights, averaging 20.3 points in their first three games to help them finish second at the Columbia Tip-Off Classic. She also hit seven 3-pointers.
Central Girls Basketball
Continuing to make a name for herself as one of the top guards and clutch players in the metro-east, Yaunches tallied 31 points in two games as the Class 2A state power Cougars posted narrow wins over Chatham Glenwood and Belleville West on Saturday at the O’Fallon Tip-Off Classic.