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Busy week for boys hoops squads

By on December 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Valmeyer sophomore Jacob Rowold drives to the hoop against Marissa earlier this season. He is averaging 12 points per game for the Pirates. (Corey Saathoff photo)

Basketball season is kicking into gear as local teams look to build momentum heading into the Freeburg Holiday Tournament.

Dupo (6-3) won 55-23 over Lebanon on Friday and won 48-38 over Red Bud on Saturday.

Kelvin Swims scored 20 points and made nine steals for the Tigers in Friday’s win. Tyler Kyle added 19 points.

Swims led Dupo with 16 points on Saturday. The Tigers played at Steeleville on Tuesday and host Valmeyer this Friday.

Dupo defeated Grandview last Wednesday, 73-30. Swims scored 26 points to lead the way again. Swims is tops on the Tigers in scoring at 20 points per game.

Last Tuesday, Dupo dropped a 56-43 contest at Marissa despite 23 points from Swims.

Gibault (3-4) lost 59-53 at Metro-East Lutheran on Friday and dropped a 54-21 contest Saturday at undefeated Nashville.

Karson Huels scored his 1,000th career point as a Hawk in Friday’s loss. He is averaging 17 points per game to lead Gibault, including 85 percent shooting from the free throw line.

Gibault won last Tuesday night at New Athens, 67-56. Huels scored 22 points and Logan Doerr added 19 points for the Hawks…>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.