Blue Devils Boys Defeat Previously Unbeaten Sikeston
MRH coach Corey Frazier called the game a big-time experience for his team.
Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball stretched their record to 13-4, while defeating Sikeston at their own fieldhouse, something that has happened only three times in the last six years, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reports.
MRH held off the previously undefeated Bulldogs to win 70-66 Friday night.
Maplewood came into the game hyped as a top contender in Class 3 with a reputation of playing top competition from around the country.
The Blue Devils (13-4), coached by former Charleston standout Corey Frazier, left the Field House in rare company, joining his alma mater as the only schools to defeat the Bulldogs on their home floor in the last 68 games.
"This is a big victory for me in more than one way," Frazier said. "Not only for my team up in St. Louis, but coming from Charleston and coming back to this hostile environment. I haven't been here since I played in high school. This is fun for me and this is a big-time experience for my kids to play in this atmosphere."
With 10 seniors on the roster, the experienced Blue Devils had answers for everything Sikeston threw at them on Friday and withstood a furious Bulldog rally in the final minutes to hold on for the victory.
Read the complete story in the Sikeston Standard Democrat.
The Blued Devils' next game is against Chicago Foreman (7-2) at home on Jan. 21.