Monday, September 24, 2012
MSHSAA released new district parings on Friday.
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) released its district basketball pairings on Friday morning, and Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights stay together. Class 3 District 4 includes Maplewood Richmond Heights, Whitfield, John Burroughs, Brentwood, Lutheran St. Charles, Kennedy, Principia and Valley Park. That applied to girls and boys teams. MRH boys coach Corey Frazier stated, in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, “We’ve been in the district with Carnahan and all those guys for so many years, Lift for Life, Cardinal Ritter,” Maplewood coach Corey Frazier said. “It seems strange that they’ve spread us all out. I don’t know what to say about it. It’s just something different.” See the complete article in the St. …
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, 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 …
Monday, March 26, 2012
MRH director of communications said it has to be right for everyone.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team has not been given the “green light to go independent,” as was stated in STLhighschoolsports.com on Friday. “It’s really not a done deal,” said MRH Director of Communications Brian Adkisson. Members of the South Central Athletic Association met in early March to discuss MRH leaving the conference. “Yes there have been discussions, there will be further discussions,” Adkisson said. “The bottom line is we want to make sure we as a district are making a right decision.” He said it’s how they approach all big decisions within the MRH district. “It's something that affects us all, and we want to make sure,” he said. “These other schools are our colleagues, our friends, our neighbors. We want …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The MRH multi-sport star is now at Illinois State, and has settled on hoops.
Maplewood Richmond Heights graduate Bryant Allen, with 12 varsity MRH letters in multiple sports, has settled on basketball. He went on to the University of Minnesota, with plans to play football and basketball. In January 2011, he transferred to Illinois State University in Normal, IL, still with the two-sport plan. In a Friday article in STLtoday.com, Bryant said he's decided to concentrate on basektball. Allen played 25 minutes and scored 4 points in a game on Saturday against Wichita State University in the Arch Madness tournament in St. Louis. "I think I'm going to hang up my cleats," he said in the article. "Everything I do from here on out is going to be basketball. Offseason is going to be basketball, everything just basketball. I'…
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 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 23, 2012
The district tournament brackets for the boys and girls teams are available online.
The Class 3, District 5 tournament brackets have been released for both the boys and girls basketball teams at Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights. The boys tournament will be held at Vashon High School (3035 Cass Avenue) and the girls tournament will be held at the Mathews-Dickey Boys' and Girls' Club (4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd.). Both tournaments will run from this Friday through next Thursday. In the boys bracket, the Brentwood Eagles' (10-12) first game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday against Lift for Life Academy (11-12). If Brentwood wins, the next game would be scheduled for 6:45 p.m. on the following Tuesday, where the Eagles would play either Cardinal Ritter, Confluence Prep Academy Charter School or Construction Careers …
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A year after MRH gave the Bradley Beal-led Red Devils a scare, it's a whole new game.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball team followed a 61-60 heartbreaker loss to Hazelwood Central on Friday with a 64-30 home win over the Red Devils of Chaminade. An article on STLhighschoolsports.com noted that, last year, MRH gave the Bradley Beal-led Red Devils a scare well into that game. This year, MRH lead 36-23 at the half and outshot Chaminade 19-6 in the third quarter, the article notes. Read more about Saturday's victory—including quotes from the players—on STLhighschoolsports.com. MRH will next host Brentwood (9-10) on Tuesday. The Eagles are led by junior Will Erby, who is shooting for 11.7 points per game on average. They aim to halt a four game losing streak.
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.