The prep sports scene is amid conference play as teams are looking for championships and are playing for a higher seed in upcoming district tournaments. There were a few big games on the ice this past week while a local player eclipsed a school record that has been untouched in 25 years.

Let’s get everyone up to speed in the week’s edition of the Friday Fast Break!

One of the outstanding juniors in the area set a new school record this past week as Ellie Buscher from Lutheran South broke the career blocks record that was set back in 1997 by Michelle (Breuer) Vangilder with 167. Buscher now has 187 blocks as a Lancer and that number will continue to climb for the junior. Buscher also holds the school’s single-game record with 11 blocks in a contest.

Ellie Buscher, Lutheran South HS

 

In girls’ action this past week, John Burroughs continued their winning ways as the Bombers defeated upstart Pattonville 63-47. Burroughs grabbed an early lead in the first quarter and took a 29-23 advantage into the halftime locker room. They extended the lead in the third and pulled away in the fourth by outscoring the Pirates 19-10 to improve their record to 16-2 on the year. Allie Turner paced the Bombers with a game-high 21 points while Breaunna Ward added 13 markers in the win. Ward also grabbed eight rebounds and handed out five assists. Jasmine Gray paced the Pirates with 14 points in the loss as Pattonville dropped to 9-2 on the year.

On the ice, MICDS is off to an outstanding start with a 13-2-3 record in the Mid-States Hockey Association Central division and is coming off a 3-1 win over Northwest this past Monday. The Lions grabbed an early lead after a scoreless first period as Bryten Moleski scored to put Northwest on top 1-0. The Rams answered just 42 seconds later as Ameer Hajji found the back of the net to even the contest at 1-1. MICDS took the lead in the third period as Henry Cordes scored midway through the final stanza to give the Rams a 2-1 advantage. Harris Kohler put the game away for MICDS with a goal late in the game to give the Rams the win. Miles Jensen earned the win between the pipes for MICDS with 12 saves.

In the Municipal Division, CBC continues to be the team to beat as the Cadets are sitting at 16-0-3 on the year after a 4-1 win over Vianney Monday evening. After a scoreless first frame, Alexander Lane opened the scoring early in the second period to give the Cadets a 1-0 lead Kyle Price extended the lead for the Cadets with a goal 90 seconds later to extend the lead to 2-0. Vianney cut the lead in half later in the period as Jackson Stocker scored on a power play that made the score 2-1. CBC used their power play early in the third period as Tyler Williams scored on the man advantage just 23 seconds into the period to push the lead to 3-1. Joseph Lopiccolo added a goal midway through the third period to give the Cadets the win. Conner Hoff gained the win in goal for CBC with 22 saves on the night.

There is plenty of action this weekend on the prep sports scene especially on the wrestling mat as the CBC duals will take place while Fort Zumwalt East and MICDS will host their annual tournaments. In the pool, many of the top local teams will head to Cape Girardeau to take part in the City of Roses Invitational as we are less than a month away from the state swimming and diving championships.

Jim Powers
Jim Powers

Jim Powers has been covering prep sports in the St. Louis area for 15+ years and a part of the Missouri State High School Activities Association Championship Broadcasts for the past 11 years. Powers is also a part of the Fox 2 Verlo Mattress Prep Zone Friday nights at 10:10 during the football and basketball seasons. If you have a prep sports story, please contact Jim at japowers2421@yahoo.com. Follow Jim at @hssportscaravan