MRH video highlights winter sports; boys basketball, wrestling tourneys to begin soon

Maplewood Richmond Heights student Noah Snyder anchors a student-produced video on winter sports, featuring MRH standouts, junior, Chris Blocker (basketball) and sophomore, Romelle Person (wrestling). Blocker, in his first year of organized basketball, leads the metropolitan region in blocks and rebounds, according to the report. The Blue Devils stand at 14-8 with the regular season almost over. The district tournament begins Monday at host, Whitfield. Number 2 seed MRH will play 7-seed Principia (6-14) at 6:30 p.m. Number 6 seed Brentwood (12-8) plays 4-seed John Burroughs (5-14) at 5 p.m.

Romelle Person is undefeated in the regular season, including winning the Class 1 District 1 championship.

Erby hits 28 in losing effort for Eagles against Lutheran North

Brentwood boys basketball fell to Lutheran North 83-63 in a non-conference game on Monday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Senior guard Will Erby was team-high for the Eagles with 28, followed by also senior guard, Marc Powells,
with 16. Lutheran North was led by senior Cameron Jackson, shooting 8 for 10 from 3-point range. The Eagles were out-scored in each quarter, but particularly in the third, scoring 17 to the Crusaders’ 27.

MRH boys basketball rolls over Carnahan

Maplewood Richmond Heights boys basketball raced to a 12-0 lead against Carnahan, then stumbled but managed to hold down Carnahan for a 60-42 win Thursday at Maplewood,
according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “We have to be better rebounding, we have to be better about turning the ball over and we sure have to be b

etter shooting free throws,” Frazier told the Post-Dispatch. “Free throws are free shots — you have to make them.”

See more game photos on 40 South News Facebook. Maplewood senior guard Drew Weaver had a game-high 23 points, 13 in the first half.

Brentwood boys hoops is Coach Kern’s largest, Bayless will be tough

With Maplewood Richmond Heights playing for the first time last year as an independent in basketball, Brentwood (17-9) controlled the South Central Athletic Association conference, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. This year the Eagles will depend on seven seniors and three returning starters, the Post-Dispatch reports. Among them:

Will Erby (5-9) averaged 15 points a game last season. Marc Powells (6-3) averaged 12 points a game.

Brentwood boys win, coach Brad Kern gets 100th

Brentwood boys basketball won a tournament game at Valley Park Monday night against Confluence. The Eagles beat confluence 54-47, led by Xavier Bratcher and Marc Powells, both with 11 points. Justice Bratcher had 10. The win puts the team in a Thursday game; the championship game is Friday. The win was coach Brad Kern’s 100th game as an Eagle coach, according to the Brentwood Spirit.

Brentwood girls hoops: conference champs last year, looking at tough 2013-14

Brentwood girls basketball were SCAA Conference champs last year, but could have tough competition this year from Valley Park, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Eagles beat Valley Park 53-50 in a late-season game last year. Brentwood coach Chris Jones told the Post-Dispatch the Eagles will have to work hard to defend their title this year. He said he’s hoping to be able to split the two games against the Hawks.