Basketball fans won’t want to miss a day filled with premier high school basketball games to benefit a cause that’s close to so many. The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer® Shootout presented by Ameren Missouri is set for next Thursday, January 31 at Scottrade Center.
Area high school coaches and volunteers of the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program have teamed up to plan the event which will benefit research, education, advocacy and free patient services for our local communities. Seven games will be played throughout the day, with the first game starting at 10 am and the final contest set for 8:30 pm. The matchups include programs from Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky. More details and ticket information is available at www.coachesvscancerstlouis.org.
This year’s Shootout features local rivalries and games sure to showcase great basketball, including the final two games of the event - matchups between Roxana and Marquette, and Christian Brothers College and Henry Clay.
Roxana ended the 2011-12 season 22-9 and has a 6-foot-9 Division I recruit Hunter Reine. Reine led the St. Louis area in rebounds and was named the 2011-12 Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Marquette ended the 2011-12 season 28-3, sixth in the state, and have seven of their top eight players coming back.
Henry Clay out of Kentucky will face off against St. Louis area CBC High School and boasts six Kentucky state championships out of 26 appearances. Six of their top eight players are coming back, with their top three being recruited across the nation. Coach Bobby McCormack of CBC has eight returning players of which three are Division I recruits, and the school has won five state titles out of seven appearances.
This is the lineup of games:
10 a.m. Vianney vs Lindbergh
11:30 a.m. MICDS vs SLUH
1 p.m. Quincy Notre Dame vs Nashville
2:30 p.m. DeSmet vs Rockhurst
5 p.m. Duchesne (St. Charles) vs Peoria Notre Dame
6:30 p.m. Roxana vs Marquette (Alton)
8 p.m. CBC vs Henry Clay (Kentucky)
Tickets are $7 in advance (all games) and $12 at the door. They are available through the Ticketmaster website.