Sikeston Finishes Undefeated Season; Wins Class 4 Title

Sikeston (30-0) jumped  to a 22-10 first quarter lead over St. Francis Borgia (21-9) and never looked back en route to a 74-55 blowout and the Class 4 championship.

St. Francis made a small run in the third quarter to close the gap to 11.

Benjamin Ruether nailed a three to open the fourth quarter and cut the margin to eight. However, St. Francis Borgia tired, and Sikeston was able to extend its lead late

Sikeston, located halfway between Memphis and St. Louis off of I-55, shot 60 percetn from the field, including 50 of its 3-point attempts.

The win marks Sikeston's first boys basketball title and also avenges quarterfinal losses to St. Francis Borgia in 2009 and 2010.

Corey Porter led Sikeston with 24 points and seven boards and made all eight of his free-throw attempts.

William Holifield contributed 14 points, and Janeil Hatchett added 13 points and nine rebounds in the win.

St. Francis was paced by Ruether, who had 16 points, including 3-for-7 from deep.

Bryce Dolan had 14 points in the loss for the school from Washington, located on the Missouri river a little over an hour west of St. Louis.

This was St. Francis Borgia's third consecutive title game appearance. The team won in 2009.

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