Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Angels face Jackson Missouri while MICDS tangles with unbeaten Incarnate Word.
By a quirk of fate, it will be MICDS, not St. Joseph’s Academy playing Incarnate Word Academy in the state sectional game of the Missouri basketball tournament tomorrow night. The game is between MICDS (24-2) and IWA (27-0) at Parkway West at 7:45 p.m. IWA, long a class 5 team (like St. Joe) dropped its enrollment and became a class 4 team this season. That is good news for the St. Joe Angels, but not so much for the MICDS Rams. The Rams defense will have to find a way to slow up sophomore sensation Napheesa Collier, the top scorer in the Metro. The combined averages of MICDS’ top scorers Emily Kyman, 11.9, Taylor Baur, 9.9 and Caroline Militello 7.8 are just slightly higher than Colliers 24.7 points per game. Rams coach Scott Small takes …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The 24-2 Rams advance to the sectionals Wednesday night at Parkway West.
No doubt, junior guard Emily Kyman is cool under fire. She made the back end of two free throws with 2.9 seconds left to send a thrillng game against Westminster Christian into overtime. The Rams went on a rampage in the extra three minutes and won easily, 74-65. This is the first time in three tries that MICDS has been able to beat Westminster in the district title game. Details here on St.L Today from the Class 4, District 6 championship game at Clayton.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Decked out in pink uni's, the Lady Rams toast rival Burroughs to the tune of 70-21.
The MICDS girls basketball team was excited to wear their new pink uniforms. They were excited to play rival John Burroughs and they were excited to perform in front of the largest crowd of the year. If anything, the young Rams were just eager to take the floor and start scoring. They scored the first 10 points on Pink Out night at home, and coasted to an easy 70-21 win over the Bombers, their 13th win in 14 tries. How far can they go this year. How high can they climb. Can they beat Incarnate Word Academy who dropped down to their class and has been crushing everyone by wide margins. Junior Caroline Militello, who popped in 14 points said “We sure hope so.” But that situation is for much later down the line. Taking care of business, the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
MICDS Rams spurt out to 19-0 start of game, and were never headed.
When Ladue’s 6-foot-3 senior center Taylor Robinson makes up her mind to go to the hole, there is probably not a defender on this planet who can stop her. Unfortunately for the Ladue Rams, Robinson just gained her second-half eligibility and is battling to get back into shape and into the starting lineup. Robinson started the game on the bench as the host MICDS Rams fired up a full court suffocating defense and a spirited running game to build a 19-0 lead. By the time Robinson got into the game (4:50 in the first quarter), all Ladue’s coaches could do was sit and watch. “When they build a 19-0 lead, our entire game plan was completely out the window. At that point, it’s just survival time,” said Ladue’s coach Cord Dockery who could only …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Rams moved to 11-1 by completely stifling South's offense, in what is now MICDS' ninth straight victory.
AFFTON -- The first few minutes of Friday's Metro League girls basketball game began the same way that almost every game this season has begun for MICDS, with the Rams struggling to find their rhythm on offense. There were several bad possessions at the beginning of the game for MICDS, including more than one that ended with either a turnover or a missed shot. Surprisingly, even with a full week off after the Rams won the MICDS Girls Holiday Tournament championship game back on December 29, the rusty period only lasted those first few minutes on Friday. Once MICDS did find its form, it blew right through Lutheran South, for a truly impressive, 52-24 win over the Lancers. "We really kind of struggled to find our rhythm in that first half," …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Rams deploy torrid pressing defense and defeat rival Westminster Christian Academy 64-43. Scott Small celebrates his 38th birthday on New Years Eve.
MICDS girls basketball coach Scott Small will celebrate his 38th birthday New Years Eve. He certainly didn’t want to wait until his 40th birthday to defeat rival Westminster Christian Academy. The Rams threw up an unrelenting press and ran the court, ousting the visiting Wildcats 54-43 for the MICDS Holiday tournament title. The tables were turned as Courtney Powell led the Cats to the inaugural tournament title over the Rams last year. More championship photos on the Ladue-Frontenac Facebook page. All told, Steve Stipanovich’s squad had won the last five games of the series. The first dates back to spring of 2012 when host Westminster ambushed the Rams, halting a 17-game win streak. “It was good for our girls. It was up and down and …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Representatives from all five Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette-area high school's made this week's Athlete of the Week candidate list. Fans can vote for a winner through 5 p.m. Thursday.
Now that the winter sports season is in full throttle, with basketball, wrestling, and girls swimming all going hard, it's getting more and more difficult to narrow down just who should represent each school in our weekly Patch MVP voting contest. This week, we have our first appearances by some of the area's top swimmers, along with a couple of basketball and hockey stars that have been lighting it up all season. The Patch MVP Athlete of the Week voting is officially open, and we'll keep the ballots open until 5 p.m. Thursday, before we finally settle on a winner. So we encourage all fans to make sure they vote in this week's poll, and check back on Sunday morning to find just who took home the Winter Week 4 Patch MVP Athlete of the Week …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Rematch of game won by the Wildcats a year ago in Clayton.
The gauntlet has been thrown down. Once again, MICDS will have a chance to move on in the Class 4 state basketball tournament. And once again, the Westminster Christian Wildcats stand in the way. The two will clash tonight for the girl’s district title at MICDS, tipoff is 6 p.m. Plan to be there early. On February 25, 2011 at Clayton High,Westminster came from behind to win, 56-52 spoiling MICDS’ dreams of a state title. The Rams lost just twice last year, both times to Westminster. The first loss spoiled a 15-game win streak. Westminster won that game at home 47-41. In last year’s district championship game at Clayton, in which MICDS led at halftime by four, Kayla Armstrong led Westminster with 15 points; Delaney Hobbs had 18 for the Rams…
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Ram girls defeat Parkway Central to advance to championship game Friday.
In a game of runs, it was the Lutheran North run at the end of the first half and start of the second half which proved to be the difference in a 66-59 victory over MICDS in the quarterfinals of the MICDS Tournament Wednesday. Lutheran North finished the first half with a 13-0 run and then scored the first nine points of the second half to take an 15-point lead. The Rams came back to make things interesting in the final minutes cutting the Lutheran North lead to six after a 3-pointer by Foster Bundy with just over a minute to play. But Anthony Virdure hit four consecutive free throws in the final minute to seal the deal for Lutheran North, which was the second seed. "The end of the first half and start of the second half was the deciding …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Rams improve to 4-0 with a convincing 49-29 victory over Clayton Tuesday at MICDS.
The MICDS girls basketball team won their first 14 games of the 2010-11 season. The Rams, who have several players returning from that team, are once again off to a hot start. They improved to 4-0 Tuesday night with a 49-29 win over Clayton at MICDS. MICDS is without leading scorer Delaney Hobbs but the Rams return three starters in Campbell Torchin, Emily Kyman and Cameron Jackson. They are joined by experienced varsity players Josie Cusworth and Caroline Militello as well as talented freshmen Maya Howard and Courtney Kaplan. "We are not a big team but we have some experience and some skill," MICDS coach Scott Small said. "And I like what I have seen so far with the chemistry. These girls get along well together and they are very …