Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Her high school coach Phillip Crawford called her a phenomenally smart player.
One of the best ever girls basketball players for Maplewood Richmond Heights, according to her coach Phillis Crawford, is going on to play in at the college level. "She's a phenomenally smart player," he said. "She had a great influence on the girls." Crawford said she should have no problem adjusting to playing in college. Senior, Antonia Lee signed last week to play for Labette Community College in Parsons, KS. She's getting a full ride, and importantly to her, the team plays in the competitive Jayhawk league, and there's a good chance she'll get a shot at moving up to Kanasas State, which has been her dream since she was a little girl. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook. Lee said she visited the campus in December, and …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Brentwood and MRH are in the Class 3, District 5 basketball tournament.
After Monday night, only Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights boys remain in Class 3, District 5 postseason basketball, at Metro High School. Both boys and girls teams from Brentwood and MRH won in first-round games in the district tournament on Feb. 25. Both girls’ teams played in semifinals on Monday night, and both lost, ending their season. The Brentwood girls (12-8) defeated Confluence (6-16) in the first game, on Saturday, but were outmatched in each quarter against Cardinal Ritter (11-8), falling 22-55 in the semis. Guards, senior Amber Williams and junior Brittany Woodson each scored eight in the effort. The MRH girls (14-12) also fell in semis, losing 40-29 to Metro (19-9). Guards, senior Antonia Lee scored eight and sophomore…
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Clayton played four strong quarters at MRH as the Devils found only one field goal in the fourth quarter.
Maplewood Richmond Heights girls basketball hosted Clayton in a non-conference game last night, and played strong for three quarters. The fourth quarter was the devil for the Blue Devils, however. They scored only two points, to the Greyhounds’ 20, and fell to Clayton 57-43. An album of game photos, plus senior night shots, are available on the Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils Facebook page. Senior Antonia Lee contributed a game-high 20 points. Juniors Lacei Sams and Amelia Stubblefield paced Clayton with 14 points each. MRH next plays a non-conference game at Elizabeth Academy (3-14) at 5 p.m. on Friday. Clayton’s next game is against Suburban East League-leader Ladue (18-5) at Washington University at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team took second place in the Poplar Bluff Showdown Tournament, while the girls took second in the Cardinal Ritter Christmas Tournament.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys and girls basketball teams did especially well over the holiday break. MRH boys hoops The Blue Devils attended the nationally-renowned Poplar Bluff Showdown Tournament in Poplar Bluff (MO), and won two of three games to take second place. In fact, MRH nearly won the whole thing, losing the title game to defending Tennessee 8A state champ Booker T. Washington High School (Memphis) by one point, in a 51-50 thriller that tourney organizers claim might be the best game the Poplar Bluff event has ever seen. All-tournament team selection Kahlid Hagens had 20 points and seven assists in the championship game loss, and remains MRH’s leading scorer this season with a 13.3 points/game average. Teammate Jake Hensel…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Senior Antonia Lee had 14 points and was named to the all-tournament team, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a rough start for MRH in what became a 58-43 loss to Cardinal Ritter.
ST. LOUIS – The Maplewood Richmond Heights girls basketball team’s magnificent run through the Cardinal Ritter Christmas Tournament ended in not so exhilarating fashion Wednesday night, as the Blue Devils lost the championship game 58-43, to the tournament host Cardinal Ritter. MRH, which is now 5-4 on the season, nabbed two of its best wins of the season on Monday and Tuesday to reach the championship game, but couldn’t overcome a rough start against red-hot Ritter, which has now won four in a row. “I definitely think it was nerves,” MRH head coach Phil Crawford said. “This was our first championship game, and the girls were a little bit nervous.” And that was clearly a problem in the early going for MRH, which had a number of bad …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Both the Eagles and Blue Devils hope to rebound from a couple losses on Monday night.
Still early in the 2011-12 season, the Maplewood Richmond Heights and Brentwood girls basketball teams are both playing in the Whitfield Tournament this week. The teams started with a pair of losses on Monday night against John Burroughs and Whitfield. Both teams will be in action on Wednesday with a pair of games scheduled to tip off at 7:30 p.m. MRH is set to take on St. Elizabeth’s Academy in Whitfield’s gym no. 1, while Brentwood will play Valley Park at the same time, in gym no. 2. MRH is 1-2 on the season with Antonia Lee leading the way with 9.7 points/game. Brentwood is 0-5 so far, with junior center Meredith McGrath leading the Eagles in points (7.5 per game) and rebounds (11.2 per game).