Moberly-Centralia Girls Will Battle For Class 4 District 8 Championship Saturday

The Moberly Lady Spartans and Centralia Lady Panthers both secured double-digit wins in the district semifinal, setting up a rematch between the two sides for the district championship.

Centralia kept the Kirksville Lady Tigers at bay in their 52-39 victory. The Lady Panthers limited Kirksville leading-scorer Elli Porter to three points in the first half, and held senior Channing Totta scoreless for the contest. Coach Megan Brinkmann liked what her team showed defensively against two all-conference players.

Six different players scored five or more points for Centralia. Senior Harper Sontheimer led the way with 13 points for the Lady Panthers.

Porter scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half for the Lady Tigers. Coach Nick Totta, father to daughter Channing, said it was a special experience to be her coach.

Kirksville wraps up its season with a 14-13 record.

Moberly used its defense to stifle Hallsville in a 62-46 result. 1st-Team All-NCMC junior Grace Billington put on an offensive display in the opening quarter.

Steven Findley Jr. with the calls on Superstation KRES and Billington finished the game with 23 points joined by a 21-point performance by Asa Fanning. Coach Tony Vestal shared his thoughts on the upcoming rematch with Centralia.

Moberly restricted Hallsville to 11 points in the first half. The Lady Indians graduate five seniors, all of whom were apart of last year’s state quarterfinal run. Coach Matt Heet.

Senior Kristen Jones scored 16 points in her final high school game. Hallsville finishes with a 15-13 record. We will have the Class 4 District 8 Girls Championship Game Saturday on KTCM and with pregame coverage starting at 12:45. Steven Findley Jr. will have the call.

Centralia coach Megan Brinkmann:

Kirksville coach Nick Totta:

Moberly coach Tony Vestal:

Hallsville coach Matt Heet: