Record-setting guard touts Fontbonne’s qualities

Emily Haring drove down court against Robert Morris University-Peoria Jan. 7. She set the school’s all-time career assists record earlier in the season against Robert Morris University-Springfield.

Emmie Haring settled in quickly at Fontbonne University, but it was familiar territory; she'd spent her high school years at St. Joseph's Academy, another school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.

At St. Joseph's, she was surrounded by teammates who went on to colleges with top-tier, big-budget basketball programs. Fontbonne, which plays at a lower collegiate level, proved to be a good fit for her, however.

St. Mary’s rolls when defense, offense are in synch

St. Mary’s Dominic Mitchell began his shot as Duchesne’s Adam Moore blocked from behind. The St. Mary's High School boys basketball team remains undefeated this season after a 64-49 win against rival Duchesne.

The St. Mary's High School basketball team stresses its defense, but its offense can be eye-popping.

FAITHFUL FAN | Third-grade tournament, volunteers have a heart

St. Mary Magdalen basketball player MaKiya Sanders (34) contested a rebound by St. Joseph-Manchester player Dana Kerpash (14) at the eigth annual Mary McDermott Third Grade Basketball Tournament at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights Dec. 30. The tournament, a fundraiser for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital’s Cardiac Hybrid Catheterization Suite, honors Mary McDermott who died at 24 in 2008 after suffering cardiac and liver problems throughout her life.

Good job. Nice play," Kate Eichhorn shouted to the players on the third-grade basketball team that includes her daughter, Jillian.

The players from Immacolata Parish and their opponents from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish ran up and down the court, passing and dribbling fairly effectively, considering their age and experience level. Some had an accurate shot from a close distance and others need to grow a bit before they'll have the strength to score. Regardless, they had plenty of smiles to go with their enthusiasm.

Senior leaders help Notre Dame High School to success

8 MARCH 2016 -- KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Notre Dame High School basketball players, including seniors Madeline Ronshausen (11) and Sydney Kremer (21) join other players for the playing of the National Anthem before the Rebels game against MICDS during the MSHSAA Class 4 sectional at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Mo. Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The Rebels lost to MICDS 65-45, finishing the year 16-12.

Photo by Sid Hastings.

It's two successful seasons in a row for Notre Dame High School's basketball team, and much of the credit goes to the team's four seniors.

Leading Notre Dame to back-to-back district titles was the team's two top scorers, Madeline Ronshausen and Sydney Kremer. Notre Dame defeated Lutheran South 68-54 for the district championship March 3, but lost in the sectionals round of the state championships March 8 to Mary Institute-St. Louis Country Day School 65-45. For the second year in a row, Notre Dame exited the playoffs courtesy of MICDS. Notre Dame finished 16-12 on the season.

St. Louis University scores for education with 'Celebrating Catholic Education Night'


Fitting that a player from a Catholic high school helped lead St. Louis University's mens basketball team to victory on Celebrating Catholic Education Night Feb. 20 at Chaifetz Arena on the SLU campus.

St. Louis University defeated another Catholic, Jesuit university, Fordham, 76-68 thanks in part to Jermaine Bishop's 17 points. He hit three 3-point shots and had a layup that put Billikens ahead 60-48. Then, after SLU's lead slipped to five points, he made a key basket for a 67-60 advantage, then hit two free throws down the stretch.

Unified approach puts Barat basketball on the map

Barat Acdemy’s Grant Rackers, center, tallied 15 points in his team’s 61-52 win Jan. 15 over Principia High School. Barat Academy’s record is 17-6, the best ever for the school, now in its ninth academic year.

The nucleus of the Barat Academy basketball team has played together for a couple years, and it shows in how they work as a unit. Mixed with talent and dedication, the formula has led to a successful season.

The team improved to 17-6 with a 61-52 win over Principia Feb. 15. Barat led by one point with three minutes left in the game, before the team pulled away on a three-point shot by Clayton Saale, a basket and foul shot by Grant Rackers and two free throws by Jake Kampf. Barat's perimeter shooting was off early, but accurate free throws and inside scoring kept the Eagles on pace.

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