Warrenton girls receive fourth seed for districts; boys are sixth seed

The Record
Posted 2/26/24

The Warrenton Warriors girls basketball team received a top 4 seed in the MSHSAA district tournament while the high school boys team is seeded sixth.

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Warrenton girls receive fourth seed for districts; boys are sixth seed


The Warrenton girls and boys basketball teams will be in upset mode when the postseason opens next week.

The Lady Warriors were seeded fourth in the eight-team field and will open the Class 5, District 4 Tournament against fifth seed Hannibal at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The girls district tournament is being held at Fort Zumwalt South.

With a win, Warrenton will face the winner of No. 1 Lutheran St. Charles and Fort Zumwalt South at 5:30 p.m. on March 1. Lutheran is the defending state champion, led by Warrenton native Jordan Speiser who is among the top scorers in the St. Louis metro area with 23 points a game.

In the other first-round games on Feb. 28, No. 2 Zumwalt East faces No. 7 North Point and No. 3 St. Dominic squares off against No. 6 Holt.

The district championship game will be played at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 4.

The Warriors (19-6) began the final week of the regular season with a 52-43 triumph over Winfield on Monday. They play at Union on Thursday and St. Charles on Friday.

Warrenton is paced by Nevaeh Hill and Sophi Mueller, who lead the team with 15.6 and 10 points a game. Nyasia Love follows with 6.9 points, while Isabel and Sophia Benke add 6.4 and 5.8 points, respectively.

The Warrenton boys team, meanwhile, are the sixth seed in the district tournament hosted by St. Charles High School. The Warriors will open against No. 3 Parkway North at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 29.

The winner will advance to the semifinals to face either No. 2 Holt or No. 7 Hannibal at 3 p.m. Friday, March 2. The district title game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5.

Other teams in the district field are No. 1 Zumwalt South, No. 4 St. Charles, No. 5 Zumwalt East and No. 8 North Point.

Warrenton (13-11) began the week with a 50-42 victory over Winfield. The Warriors close out the regular season with a home contest versus Wright City at 7 p.m. Thursday and play at St. Charles Friday.

Senior guard Troy Anderson leads the squad in scoring with 17.4 points a game, while Joe Goldsmith and Deadrick Forrest follow with 12.9 and 10.5, respectively.

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