St. Louis Showdown: Ranked Hazelwood Central Takes on De Smet Jesuit in Non-Conference Clash
High school basketball takes center stage in St. Louis tonight as the #7 ranked Hazelwood Central Hawks (8-7) travel to face the De Smet Jesuit Spartans (19-4) in a non-conference matchup. Tip-off at De Smet Jesuit’s home court promises an exciting battle between teams with contrasting records and rankings.
What it is: Missouri High School Basketball
Matchup: De Smet Jesuit Spartans vs Hazelwood Central Hawks
Time: Monday, February 12, 2024, at 6:30PM
Locations: De Smet Jesuit, (MO)
Game type: Home non-conference game
Live Stream: Watch here
De Smet Jesuit, despite boasting a strong 19-4 record, enters the game ranked #98 in the state due to their tough schedule. They showcase a well-rounded team with balanced scoring and a strong defensive presence. Led by senior guard Michael Jones (20.3 ppg) and junior forward David Williams (16.8 ppg), the Spartans will be looking to leverage their home-court advantage and upset the higher-ranked Hawks.
Hazelwood Central, ranked #7 in the state and #30 in their division, comes into the game seeking their third consecutive win. Their lower divisional ranking is due to playing in a tougher division overall. They possess a potent offense led by the dynamic duo of Sarah Lee (22.1 ppg) and Emily Brown (18.5 ppg) and will be aiming to showcase their offensive prowess against De Smet Jesuit’s defense.
This game provides an opportunity for De Smet Jesuit to prove their strength against a highly-ranked opponent, while Hazelwood Central seeks to solidify their state ranking and gain momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.