Kingston Cougars Withstand Early Shelling, Attack Swiftly, Top Jefferson Blue Jays 54-42 For First State Tourney Win in School History

(Festus, MO) The Kingston Cougars are headed to the Class 3 State Quarterfinal for the first time in program history after Tuesday night’s road victory over the Jefferson Blue Jays 54-42.

Jefferson began the game with a 7-0 run and looked to be in control, before the Cougars bounced back with unrelenting force. Cody Yates and Mason Nelson propelled Kingston to a 22-0 rally from the midway point of the opening quarter, continuing two minutes into the second.

Nelson led the attack hitting four straight 3-pointers during the first half.

Kingston Cougars head coach Paul Hamilton called a timeout amidst the Blue Jays 7-0 spurt to calm his group down.

Nelson spoke with KFMO Sports after the game about what was said during the timeout called by Coach Hamilton.

Yates says the timeout helped the team settle in to the big game.

Yates led all scorers with 27 points, while Nelson contributed 19 in the Sectional victory. The duo had 20 of the 22 points during Kingston’s first half rally.

Paul Hamilton says Nelson’s ability from the arc over the last two weeks has been outstanding.

Jefferson didn’t go away easy as Nate Breeze broke through for a 3-pointer, followed by an energetic dunk to cap a 10-2 stretch for the Jays, who fell short despite outscoring Kingston in the second half 24-21.

Breeze led Blue Jays shooters with 18 points, while Cooper Frisk finished with 12 total points and was just 4-for-15 from the field. Kaleb Weiler, who averaged 15.9 points per game, finished off his senior season with an eight point performance in the season ending defeat.

Kingston will face the top team in Class 3, New Madrid, on Saturday in the Class 3 Quarterfinal. The Cougars are 19-9. Jefferson’s 17-game winning streak gets snapped as their season ends with a record of 22-6.

Scores

Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday - Final
1-Valle Catholic4
8-Hazelwood West3
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Qtrfinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
4-Farmington3
5-Greenville5
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), Semifinals
Friday (KFMO) - Final
1-Valle Catholic6
5-Greenville5
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
3-Sullivan6
6-Fox10
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Quarterfinal
Friday - Final
2-Festus2
7-North County0
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), Semifinals
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farm. Wood Bat Tourn. (@ Engler Park), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Farmington Wood Bat Tourn. (@ NC), 5th Place Semis
Friday 
 TBD-
 TBD-
Fredericktown Wood Bat Tournament
Friday 
Fredericktown-
Kelly-
Friday 
Ste. Genevieve-
Central-
Friday 
Herculenaum-
Kingston-
Potosi/West County Tournament
Friday - Final
West County6
Potosi0
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No Games Today
   
   
Friday 
Festus-
Farmington-
Friday 
North County-
Valley Park-
Friday, Game 1
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday, Game 2
Kingston-
Bourbon-
Friday 
Neelyville-
Central-
Friday 
Licking-
Potosi-

Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 12:
9:30a, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 1-VCath vs 8-HazW
12:00p, BASE, Farm Tourn, Qtrs: 4-Farm vs 5-GVille
2:00p, Base, Farm Tourn, Semis: TBD vs TBD
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
6:30p, NHL: Carolina @ St. Louis
Saturday, April 13:
8:45a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
11:00a, BASE, Farm Tourn: TBD vs TBD
6:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Sunday, April 14:
11:30a, NHL: Seattle @ St. Louis
2:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ Arizona*
Monday, April 15:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Qtrfinals
Tuesday, April 16:
7:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Semifinals
Wednesday, April 17:
1:40p, MLB: St. Louis @ Oakland*
8:00p, NHL: St. Louis @ Dallas*
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. 3rd Place Game
TBD, SB, MAAA Conference Tourn. Championship
Thursday, April 18:
4:00p, BASE: North County @ Farmington
Friday, April 19:
4:00p, BASE: Kingston @ Fredericktown
6:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Saturday, April 20:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
Sunday, April 21:
12:20p, MLB: Milwaukee @ St. Louis*
1:00p, NCS (MRN): Geico 500 at Talladega
Monday, April 22:
4:00p, SB: Valle Catholic @ West County
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Tuesday, April 23:
4:00p, BASE: Farmington @ Central
5:50p, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
Wednesday, April 24:
11:20a, MLB: Arizona @ St. Louis*
4:00p, BASE: Valle Catholic @ Farmington
Thursday, April 25:
4:00p, BASE: Arcadia Valley @ North County
Friday, April 26:
4:00p, SB: Arcadia Valley @ Potosi
5:15p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Saturday, April 27:
2:10p, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
Sunday, April 28:
11:45a, MLB: St. Louis @ New York (N)*
12:00p, NCS (PRN): Wurth 400 at Dover
Monday, April 29:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
Tuesday, April 30:
4:45p, MLB: St. Louis @ Detroit*
TBD, BASE, MAAA Conference Tournament
^ - denotes live video
+ -denotes game on KFMOsportsPlus
* - denotes game on B104.3