Posted On: 03/11/21 10:04 PM

Prep Hoops Missouri takes a look at the matchups for Friday night’s state quarterfinals games in Classes 4 and 5, along with our fearless predictions. All of the quarterfinals games will tip off at 6 p.m. The winners will head to Springfield this weekend for the Final Four at the JQH Arena on the campus of Missouri State University.

Class 4

New Madrid Central at Vashon: Through the years, there have been some tremendous postseason games involving teams from St. Louis and teams from the boot heel. This should be another one as No. 1 Vashon takes on No. 2 and undefeated New Madrid. Vashon has a veteran unit led by 2021 Division I recruits Nick Kern and Keshon Gilbert Keshon Gilbert 6'3" | PG Vashon | 2021 State #202 Nation MO . A youthful New Madrid team’s leading scorers are 2024s Jadis Jones and B.J. Williamson. (Prediction: Vashon)

Blair Oaks at East Newton (Prediction: Blair Oaks): Another powerhouse matchup featuring a Blair Oaks team that is seeking a return trip to the Final Four against an East Newton team that is having its best season ever. Blair Oaks features dominant big 6’9" 2022 Luke Northweather Luke Northweather 6'9" | PF Blair Oaks | 2022 State MO , sharpshooting 2022 Quinn Kusgen Quinn Kusgen 6'1" | SG Blair Oaks | 2022 State MO and 2021 playmaker Jay Closser. East Newton

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