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.

Juniors lead MRH boys hoops to win

Three juniors led Maplewood Richmond Heights in its 63-48 win over O’Fallon Christian on Friday. Chris Blocker had 18 points and 18 rebounds, Reggie Gyunn added 17 and Satchel McDonald hit 15, including going 9 for 10 from the free throw line, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Overall, the Blue Devils shot 19 of 24
from the free throw line, while out-rebounding O’Fallon Christian 39-19. See the complete box score at the St.

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.

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.