Hockey moves on to Wickenheiser Cup finals, boys basketball wins game with buzzer-beater

Weekly Sports Update Feb. 21-Feb. 27


Nat Tomljenovic

Junior Logan Minton looks to pass the ball to a teammate during the Lancer’s game against Francis Howell Central on Feb. 22. So far, Minton has 202 points on the season.


Boys Basketball
The Lancers beat Francis Howell Central, 46-44 on Feb. 22, with a game-winning shot at the buzzer by senior Matt Jones. The Lancers faced Ritenour on Feb. 25, beating them in overtime, 68-64. Districts begin Feb. 28 at CBC where the Lancers will face the Kirkwood Pioneers in the first round at 4:30 p.m. Earlier this season, the Lancers defeated Kirkwood, 55-40. The Lancers are 15-10 going into the post-season.

Girls Basketball
On Feb. 22, the Lady Lancers went up against the Francis Howell Central Spartans. Senior Andrya Roach led the team with 11 points, winning the game 49-41. On March 1, the team begins its District Tournament taking on host school Marquette at 4:30 p.m. The Lancers are 12-11 going into Districts. Marquette, who the Lancers beat 57-48 when they last faced one another in December, stands at 16-9 overall.

The post-season hot streak continues for the Lancers. Though they won just three regular-season games, they are undefeated in the post-season. In the semifinals for the Wickenheiser Cup, that meant facing rival Rockwood Summit twice, and the Lancers defeated the Falcons in both games to move on to the Championship. The first game Feb. 25 ended in a 2-1 victory, with senior captain Shane Robinson scoring both goals. On Feb. 26, the Lancers cemented their place in the final with a 2-0 win. Both goals came in the third period, one by senior Luke Carrico and the other by Robinson. Junior Andrew Knapp said, “Our rivalry with Rockwood Summit was reborn once our team was put back in the Wickenheiser division, so we knew the intensity they were going to bring out to win. For us, we played strong defensive games and managed to capitalize on enough scoring chances to get us through to the finals.” He looks forward to the final and said he knows no matter the outcome, the Lancers are ready to give it their all in the rink. “This is the point we’ve been trying to get to as a team this year,” Knapp said. “We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs as a team this year, so for the trophy to finally have the opportunity to be in our hands is exciting.” The Wickenheiser Championship Cup game takes place at 6 p.m. on March 4 at Centene Center against the Priory Ravens. The Lancers go into that game with a record of 10-14-3 and the Ravens stand at 22-6.


On Feb. 26, Escadrille participated in the Missouri Dance Team Championships. During the State Championships, Escadrille finished third place in the “Pom” category and the “Jazz” category. Overall, Escadrille finished in fifth place. During the 2021 edition of the Missouri Dance Team Championships, Escadrille finished in third place overall. In the solo events, senior Mirenda Gilmore finished in fifth place, senior Lily McRae finished in fourth place and senior Ainsley Moses finished in seventh place.