high school notebook

Saturday, January 19, 2002

Four of the area's premier girls high school basketball teams will face some of the best talent from St. Louis in the second annual Notre Dame Shootout today.

Cape Central, Poplar Bluff, Jackson and host Notre Dame return from last year's event and will attempt to build on winning records against a beefed-up field in the four-game event.

Their opponents will beIncarnate Word, St. Charles, Parkway West and Nerinx Hall, the latter two St. Louis area teams returning from last year.

Last year, Jackson and Notre Dame rolled past Seckman and McCluer, respectively. Poplar Bluff defeated Nerinx Hall, while Cape Central fell to Parkway West.

Poplar Bluff and Notre Dame carry lofty state rankings into this year's event. Poplar Bluff is the No. 1-ranked team in Class 4A while Notre Dame is No. 2 in Class 2A.

Eftink signs with Fontbonne

Oran senior Maria Eftink will play basketball at Fontbonne College in St. Louis.

Eftink, a 6-foot-2 center, has been a four-year starter at Oran, earning all-conference, all-district and all-region honors. She leads the Lady Eagles in rebounding and scoring.

Fontbonne, a Division III school, is seeking its fifth straight St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title this year.

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