The De Smet Jesuit senior played a key role in the Spartans' run to the state title game.
De Smet Jesuit
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
The Spartans' ride to Columbia comes up one game short in the Class 5 Title Saturday against the Hawklets.
During De Smet Jesuit's march to the state finals, the Spartans used a high shooting percentage and strength on the interior to muscle their way to Columbia. But Saturday, the team ran into a Rockhurst club opponent that could shoot and rebound better than they could, en route to a Hawklet 73-59 victory in the Class 5 State basketball title game played at Mizzou Arena. The game was broadcast statewide on FOX Sports Midwest. Nolan Berry got on the board with an eary lay-in 15 seconds in for the game's first basket, but Berry, the Butler signee, was double-teamed by the Hawklets early and often, and Rockhurst (26-5) used a decided rebounding edge to get second-chance scoring opportunities. It didn't hurt that Rockhurst senior Kyle Wolf was …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Metro Catholic Conference rivals tip off at 3:20 for the chance to advance to Saturday night's championship.
It is Final Four time for state hoops, and we've got everything you need to enjoy De Smet Jesuit vs. Vianney if you can't be there in person. We've embedded the live feed of the action, courtesy of FOX Sports Midwest. Note: The live feed is carrying all the games during the day, including the Dexter vs. Smithville matchup immediately prior. Join our Live game blog and check out our preview of the matchup The winner advances to face either Hickman or Rockhurst in Saturday's championship game at 6:40 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. The third place game will be played at 11:30 a.m. Read: De Smet vs. Vianney Familiar Final Four Foes Friday
The Metro Catholic Conference rivals met for a third time in Friday's Class 5 State Semifinal.
5:15 p.m. update The De Smet Jesuit Spartans advanced to the Missouri Class 5 Championship basketball game Friday with a 58-55 win over Vianney at Mizzou Arena. Nolan Berry led the Spartans, scoring 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter. Brad Woodson, beset by foul trouble when he picked up 2 early infractions in the first half, was a one-man show in the fourth for the Griffins. He finished with a game high 22 points. De Smet Jesuit advances to play Rockhurst Saturday night. The Spartans played Rockhurst in the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament in St. Louis this season and were handled by their Jesuit counterparts from the other side of the state. Berry, who played with the flu that night, said Rockhurst didn't get De Smet Jesuit's best …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
De Smet Jesuit and St. Joe's Academy have dedicated their seasons to the late Spartan alum.
When the De Smet Jesuit Spartans walked off the court and headed for the locker room at Hyland Arena at Lindenwood University Saturday after dispatching Jackson in the Class 5 quarterfinals, they received congratulatory hand slaps from the girls basketball team at St. Joseph's Academy. The girls had their own business to attend to immediately afterward, and followed through with a win against Parkway South to clinch their own trip to Mizzou Arena. The wins mean the #35 warmup jerseys the teams have both worn this season will get at least one more use. The jerseys honor the late Jim Goessling, the De Smet Jesuit graduate who was part of the school's first state championship basketball team. Goessling died last October after a battle with …
Your choices this week: De Smet Jesuit's Brandon Shackleford, Chaminade College Prep's Tyler Cook and Parkway Central's Christie Bergesch
Monday, March 11, 2013
The De Smet Jesuit senior was a key cog in the Spartan basketball team's run to the state title game.
Update: De Smet Jesuit Senior guard Brandon Shackleford is your winner, after a spirited vote with Chaminade's Tyler Cook. Shackleford played a key role in the Spartans' run to the state title game. Congratulations to Brandon and thanks to the Spartans for a basketball season to remember. Original Story: Creve Coeur Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these young student athletes by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll. Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link.) We'll add them to the poll as …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Spartan senior led the team in scoring through De Smet Jesuit's run to a district title.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The Spartans shot 57.7 percent from the field in a convincing victory over the upset-minded Jackson Indians Saturday.
The Hot Read: De Smet Jesuit may have been the visiting team in Saturday’s MSHSAA Class 5 Quarterfinal basketball game at Lindenwood University’s Hyland Arena against Jackson, but the team played like it was right at home. The Spartans shot 65 percent from the field in the first half to jump out to a double digit lead it would not relinquish en route to an 81-48 victory. The win sends De Smet to the Final Four in Columbia for the first time since the Blake Ahearn era. Are You A Big Spartans Fan? Check These Stories Out: Nolan Berry led five Spartans in double-figure scoring with 20 points along with 7 rebounds and what the team scored as 8 blocks. Mitch Plassmeyer had 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting from three point range. Jimmy Barton had 14…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Student-Athletes from Parkway North, Parkway Central, Chaminade and De Smet Jesuit are all up for nomination this week.