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January 28, 2013
ST. LOUIS, MO - Jan. 2013 - Sports fans won't want to miss a day filled with premier high school basketball games to benefit a cause that's close to so many. The American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer? Shootout presented by Ameren Missouri is set for Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Scottrade Center.
Area high school coaches and volunteers of the American Cancer Society Coaches vs. Cancer program have teamed up to plan the event which will benefit research, education, advocacy and free patient services for our local communities. Seven games will be played throughout the day, with the first game starting at 10 am and the final contest set for 8:30 pm. The matchups include programs from Illinois, Missouri, and Kentucky.
This year's Shootout features local rivalries and games sure to showcase great basketball, including the final two games of the event - matchups between Roxana and Marquette, and Christian Brothers College and Henry Clay.
Roxana ended the 2011-12 season 22-9 and has a 6'9" Division I recruit coming back named Hunter Reine. Hunter led the St. Louis area in rebounds and was named the 2011-12 Small-Schools Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Marquette ended the 2011-12 season 28-3, sixth in the state, and have seven of their top eight players coming back.
Henry Clay out of Kentucky will face off against St. Louis area CBC High School and boasts six Kentucky state championships out of 26 appearances. Six of their top eight players are coming back, with their top three being recruited across the nation. Coach Bobby McCormack of CBC has eight returning players of which three are Division I recruits, and the school has won five state titles out of seven appearances.
This year's Shootout schedule includes the following games:
Time School State
10 am St. John Vianney High School, Boys Missouri
Lindbergh High School, Boys Missouri
11:30 am MICDS, Boys Missouri
St. Louis University High School, Boys Missouri
1:00 pm Quincy Notre Dame High School, Girls Illinois
Nashville High School, Girls Illinois
2:30 pm De Smet Jesuit High School, Boys Missouri
Rockhurst High School, Boys Missouri
4:00 pm Break
5:00 pm Duchesne High School, Boys Missouri
Peoria Notre Dame High School, Boys Illinois
6:30 pm Roxana High School, Boys Illinois
Marquette Catholic High School, Boys Illinois
8:00 pm Christian Brothers College High School, Boys Missouri
Henry Clay High School, Boys Kentucky