Posted On: 12/30/18 1:00 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri was in the house at St. Louis Community College at Meramec for the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament. Here are five takeaways after watching Webster Groves defeat Mehlville and DeSmet defeating McCluer North to advance to Sunday's championship game.

 

Webster Groves is a threat to three-peat

 The prevailing preseason talk around St. Louis was that the Statesmen would have a hard time trying to win a third consecutive state title after losing the dynamic duo of Courtney Ramey and Carte'are Gordon to graduation and the Division I ranks. The talk may have been a little premature as the Statesmen are currently undefeated heading into tonight's championship game against DeSmet.

  There was already plenty of backcourt firepower returning in 2019s Amorey Womack and Ray Adams, but the addition of 5'10" 2019 transfer Joe Jones has really bolstered the team's chances of making another deep postseason run. Forwards Stevie Wright and Malachy Simpson are a pair of seasoned forwards up front who are also playing well. Are the Statesmen as good as their last two state championship teams? No. But are they good enough to be including in the mix of contenders in Class

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