The final game of the regular season for the Ste. Genevieve Varsity Basketball team went exactly as planned. The Dragons traveled to Perryville on Thursday, February 24th, and pummeled the Pirates, winning by nearly forty points, 65-28. It was an impressive display of offensive firepower put on by Ste. Gen, to right the ship before the first game of districts.
Ste. Gen had a hot streak cut off abruptly last week by the Kelly Hawks, but used this final game to get that bad taste out of their mouth. Perryville hung in there for the first quarter, as Ste. Gen put up 19 points to their 14. However, that was as close as they came to a threat, as the Dragons defense shut them down for the remainder of the game, including holding the Pirates to only two points in the second quarter. At halftime, the Dragons had a commanding lead 39-16.
The second-half was more of the same as the offensive of Ste. Gen stayed consistently hot, while Perryville struggled to find the basket. The Dragons finished the game ahead by a colossal margin of 37 points, en route to finishing the regular season with a 19-7 record.
The scoring for the Dragons was spread relatively even, as all but one player scored. Rudy Flieg led the charge with 16 points as well as 13 rebounds. Aiden Boyer was also key, putting up 10 points and contributing nine rebounds. Blake Morganthaler also added 10 more and six boards.
With the win, Ste. Gen finished the season on a high-note, and will look to continue to win in hopes of finishing with the district championship in hand. The district tournament is set to begin on Monday, February 28th.