Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Chris DeBose and Jake Hensel will play the next four years at Missouri Valley College.
Maplewood Richmond Heights basketball players Chris DeBose, a forward, and Jake Hensel, a point guard, shared the stage last Thursday in the MRH library as together, they signed to play the next four years at Missouri Valley College. Missouri Valley, in Marshall, MO, holds open tryouts, instead of sending a coach to visit potential players. DeBose and Hensel said practices with MRH coach Corey Frazier, known for intensity and an emphasis on defense had them well prepared. “I’ll send my kids anywhere,” Frazier said. “They don’t see guys that work that hard. "Their competitive nature will get them that edge over a lot of kids, but these kids are highly skilled,” he said. See more photos from the signing ceremony at Maplewood-Brentwood …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Both girls teams lost Monday night in semifinal basketball games. On Tuesday, unfortunately, so did the boys.
Tuesday night was a tough one for Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights basketball. Both boys teams lost their Class 3 District 5 semifinal games at host, Vashon. MRH lost the 5:00 game in a way that was hard to take, and not just because the final score was 64-65. The Devils fell behind 16-19 and 25-38 at the half. Then they started fighting their way back. It was 41-49 after three quarters. They came to within a point, 52-53, with 4:42 to go, tied it at 59 with 1:50 on the clock, and again went down by one with a minute to go. At 12 seconds, junior forward Aaron Collins scored a layup to put the Devils up, for the first time in the game, 64-63. Unfortunately, with seconds to go, it was Collins who called a timeout when MRH had no …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Eyewitnesses at the MRH-Valley Park game said the referee yelled at Frazier, and Frazier had no reply.
Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball coach Corey Frazier didn’t witness one of his team’s big wins of the season because he had been ejected the game before. Per MSHSAA rules, he had to miss the following game. The Blue Devils beat Whitfield 47-41 on Saturday, the game where Caleb Greenwalt hit four 3-pointers. It was in a game the day before, against Valley Park, that Frazier was ejected. Why he was ejected seems to be a mystery. In a St. Louis Post Dispatch article, eyewitnesses at the game are quoted as saying the official who ejected Frazier stood over him and yelled at him. Frazier took to Twitter following the game that night. “Never been so miss treated before in my life. Smh... Devil is busy tonight. Thank God I'm a Christian…
Monday, February 6, 2012
The junior guard is on a streak this season, so far, with 31 triples.
Maplewood Richmond Heights junior guard Caleb Greenwalt srikes again. On Saturday, Greenwalt sunk four long-range shots in a game where they really mattered: against a 13-7 Whitfield squad, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. MRH's win leaves the Blue Devils at 12-5. In a previous game, against Valley Park, Greenwalt hit four triples in one quarter. His 31 threes leads the Blue Devils, and is tied at the number one spot in the league for the most 3-pointers. MRH's next game is at Hancock (4-15) on Tuesday. A week from Tuesday, the Devils host rival Brentwood (9-7). A full story from Saturday's game is available on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Head basketball coach Corey Frazier played for Saint Louis University coach Charlie Spoonhour, who died on Wednesday.
Corey Frazier, head basketball coach at Maplewood Richmond Heights, fondly remembers playing under the direction of Coach Charlie Spoonhour at Saint Louis University. Frazier played for Spoonhour when the Billikens reached the NCAA Tournament in the 1990s. He spoke to BillikenReport.com about his former coach, who died on Wednesday: "He was real big on being disciplined and making sure we knew what life was about," Frazier said. "Not letting this basketball thing be the only thing. It's also the academic thing, and socially. He even made us take etiquette classes and stuff of that nature. He really cared about us as individuals and us as being productive citizens." See more quotes and the full story on the BillikenReport.com.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The boys Blue Devils improved to 6-4, beating Valley Park at home.
Coach Corey Frazier was a little disappointed his Maplewood Richmond Heights team didn't hold the Valley Park Hawks to 10 points in the game, but tweeted afterward, "Another solid win tonight vs Valley Park, 85-17. Up next Hancock next Friday." (He's @coachMRH32 on Twitter.) Junior guard Caleb Greenwalt had fun nailing four treys in the third period. He finished with a game-high of 29 points. For more photos visit our Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils Facebook page.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Devils went 16-12 last season, before being knocked out of playoffs in district championship game.
With their eyes set firmly on their December 1 season opener in Jonesboro, AR, the Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team has been hard at work prepping for the 2011-2012 hoops season. Every day after school, and some days before school, the Blue Devils meet up with head coach Corey Frazier and an array of assistants, for some of the most intense preseason workouts of any team in the area. “Yeah, we definitely put them to work,” said Frazier during a recent MRH workout. “But that’s what I love about this team. I don’t get any complaints. No frowns. No whining. No crying. These kids just work.” And it’s through that work that Frazier and the Blue Devils hope to add another state championship banner beside the ones from 2008 and …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Ex-MRH basketball coach Kenny Lee is part of the inaugural "Man to Man" wheelchair game, featuring local celebs.
The "Man to Man" Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball event on Saturday afternoon at Harris Stowe State University couldn’t help but be competitive, considering how many ex-pro athletes were playing. But raising money for some good people was the main point of the day, while having fun was merely a given. The players, some with years of experience and some first-timers, played on teams that were a mix of local ex-Cardinals, media personalities, college players, and a handful of experienced wheelchair basketball players. Each played in the wheelchairs made for the sport. Kenny Lee, who was paralyzed after a serious car accident, and former Cardinals player Lonnie Maclin, who recently suffered a debilitating stroke, were two of the recipients of …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A look back at the Blue Devils' exciting 2010-11 season, which ended with an overtime loss in the district title game.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team had one goal heading into the 2010-11 season, and that was to win a state championship. Head coach Corey Frazier challenged his team by playing one of the most difficult nonconference schedules of any team in the area. Though the losses piled up as a result, the tactic proved effective with plenty of late-season success. However, a gut-wrenching defeat in overtime in the Class 3 District 5 championship at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School spoiled the Blue Devils’ chances to play in the Class 3 State Tournament. In that final game, defending state champion Cardinal Ritter had to rally in the final three minutes of regulation to tie the game at 50. Junior Cameron Biedscheid scored 22 …
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Cameron Biedscheid scores 31 points to rally Cardinal Ritter past the Blue Devils, 62-58, for the Class 3 District 5 championship.
Just when it appeared as though the Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team would upend Cardinal Ritter and claim the Class 3 District 5 championship, Cameron Biedscheid put a stop to that on Friday night. Biedscheid displayed his special talents in front of a packed gymnasium and helped the top-seeded Lions rally late, force overtime and eventually escape with a thrilling 62-58 victory over the second-seeded Blue Devils. “We played a good team with a great player,” MRH head coach Corey Frazier said. “Your good players step up, and that’s what happened. They’re going to finish out the game.” Ritter’s 6-foot-7 junior forward scored 22 of his game-high 31 points after halftime, including 10 in overtime. Biedscheid also recorded a …