The Rockwood Summit boys basketball team hoped to ride the emotion and momentum of a last-second win in the semifinals of the Lindbergh Tournament to a tourney title.
It was not meant to be as the Falcons lost in the championship game to O'Fallon 58-52.
The tournament was still an encouraging one for the Falcons who defeated the host Flyers in the first round 57-37 and then had a memorable win over Springfield Hillcrest 44-43 in the semifinals.
Jory Woodson hit a shot at the buzzer in the semifinals and had an outstanding tournament overall. Woodson had 21 points in the opener, 13 in the semifinals and 19 in the championship game.
Lindbergh came back after the opening round loss to defeat Jackson twice and capture the consolation championship. The Flyers defeated the Jackson junior varsity 53-41 and had an even more impressive win over the Jackson varsity 48-32. Joe Killian had 19 points to pace the Flyers in the win in the consolation championship.
Affton won one of three game sin the Orchard Farm Tournament. The Cougars opened with a 65-28 trouncing of Brussels. They fell to Orchard Farm 64-52 in the semifinals and then lost to Winfield in the consolation championship 78-73. The Cougars mounted quite a comeback late in the game against Winfield, scoring 32 fourth quarter points. Kohl Siebert led the way with 23 points.
Mehlville won a pair of games during the week before falling to Marquette. Brendan Merz hit five 3-pointers in a 60-56 win over Seckman. The Panthers then outscored Francis Howell Central 17-7 in the fourth quarter in a 58-50 victory. Adis Mujakic had 15 to pace the Panthers. He added 18 in the 74-51 loss to Marquette.
Bayless had a big win during the week. The Bronchos beat St. Mary's 62-57. Edis Mehmedovic led the way with 18 points and 16 rebounds. He was 8-for-8 from the line.
Parker Van Nest had 23 points for Lutheran South in a 64-52 win over Principia.
The Oakville boys lost a pair of games on the east side over the weekend but the Tigers were competitive against two good teams. They lost to Belleville West 63-53 and to Collinsville 56-53. Collinsville is 18-3 and one of the top area teams. Ervin Sarajlic had a pair of solid games for the Tigers, scoring 19 against Belleville West and 18 against Collinsville. He made all seven of his free throws against the Kahoks.
It was a rough week overall for area girls basketball teams although there were a couple of impressive individual performances.
Bayless' Tiara Higgins had 26 points and an amazing 15 steals in a 57-34 win over Trinity.
Rockwood Summit fell just short in winning the team title in the Route 141 Rumble Wrestling Tournament at Summit.
Washington won the 11-team tournament with 195 points. Summmit was second with 193 points.
The Falcons had a pair of individual champions in the tournament. Aaden Aaden won the 113 pound title. He pinned Parker Neptune of Washington in the second period in the championship match.
The Falcons had three other wrestlers finish second in the tournament: Mitch Mays (152); Rudy May (195); and Kris Bolton (285). Scotland White was third at 106 pounds.
Patch Male Athlete of the Week: Rockwood Summit wrestler Ian McIntosh won at 160 pounds in the Route 141 Rumble Wrestling Tournament at Summit. McIntosh defeated Will Hahn of Whitfield 8-5 in the title match. Hahn is ranked No. 1 in Class 1 at 152 pounds. McIntosh is now ranked third in Class 3 at 160 pounds. This is McIntosh's second run as Athlete of the Week as he was selected in November for his play on the football field.
Patch Female Athlete of the Week: Northwest basketball's Brittany Fortner had 18 points in a 49-44 win over Lindbergh. She had a pair of 3-pointers, made all eight free throws and had seven steals and four assists as the Lions outscored the Flyers 17-9 in the fourth quarter.