Hawks win regional title over Okawville

From left, Gibault seniors Mitch Meyer, Tyler Enright, Zach Neff, Nick Row, Wes Degener, Jared Rueter and Ricky Schmersahl pose with the regional plaque. (submitted photo)

The Gibault Catholic High School boys basketball team on Friday night avenged a regular season loss by defeating the Lebanon regional’s top seed for the regional title.

The Hawks (23-8) topped Okawville 51-45. Nick Row led the way with 17 points; Wes Degener scored 16 points.

With the win, Gibault advances to the Okawville sectional, where it will face Hardin Calhoun at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

In other Friday night hoops action, Waterloo lost on the road at Civic Memorial to close its regular season. Regionals start next week.

Columbia lose at home to Triad on senior night, also its final regular season game.

For complete local high school boys basketball coverage, pick up next week’s Republic-Times newspaper.

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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.
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