Southern Boone Girls Basketball - California Tournament Preview
The 25th Annual California Girls Basketball Tournament starts today. The Southern Boone Lady Eagles are 6-5 and are the #4 seed in the tournament. They face the Mexico Lady Bulldogs in the first round at 6 pm on Monday (1/7). The Lady Eagles are coming off a big win over Fulton (61-31) and are winners of 3 of their last 4 games. The team is playing well and improving every game. The challenge for the girls this week is will they be able to maintain that momentum after having no games these last 17 days. Here is a preview of the other teams in the tournament
The California Lady Pintos are the #1 seed in their own tournament as they are 9-2 on the season and riding a 6 game winning streak. California has already faced two of the teams in the tournament, defeating Centralia 74-44 and Southern Boone 56-36. The Lady Pintos will face the Rock Bridge JV Team in the 1st Round.
The Marshall Lady Owls come in as the #2 seed. Marshall is 9-1 on the season and coming off a victory over the #3 seed in the tournament, Battle, winning 71-46 last week. Marshall has also defeated tournament opponents Mexico (45-35) and Fulton (61-31) this year. They will face Fulton again in the first round of the tournament.
The Battle Lady Spartans are in the tournament with the #3 seed even though they are 5-6 on the season. Battle lost to the #2 seeded Marshall last week 46-71 and have lost their last 2 games. The Lady Spartans have faced one other tournament opponent this year as they defeated Mexico 42-39 earlier in the season.
The Mexico Lady Bulldogs come in as the #5 seed with a 5-6 record on the season. They won their last 2 games in the Tyronn Lue Tournament coming into the California Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs have faced 3 of the other tournament teams, losing to Battle 39-42, Marshall 35-45, and defeating Fulton 45-28.
The Centralia Lady Panthers are the #6 seed in the tournament. Centralia is 5-5 on the season and is coming off a 39-48 loss to Fatima. The only tournament opponent Centralia has faced this year is California, losing 44-74 in their first game of the season.
The Fulton Lady Hornets are this years #7 seed with a 2-9 record and a 8 game losing streak. Fulton has faced 3 tournament opponents already this year, losing to Marshall 46-65, Mexico 28-45, and Southern Boone 31-61.
The Rock Bridge Lady Bruins Junior Varsity team is the #8 seed. They JV team is 7-1 against other JV teams this year so it’s hard to say how they will fare in the tournament. A lot of Freshman and Sophomores are playing up on Rock Bridges Varsity this year so it will be a challenge for the Lady Bruins.