Rolla simply outplayed Waynesville in the Dec. 20 boys match-up between the Ozark Conference rivals.
Rolla simply outplayed Waynesville in the Dec. 20 boys match-up between the Ozark Conference rivals. The Tigers' 57-50 loss, however, occurred without its physical junior center, Javante Armstrong.
Due to illness, Armstrong missed the previous contest, and Waynesville missed Armstrong.
In the final two games at the first annual Route 66 Shootout, the powerhouse junior hauled in a combined 21 rebounds and swatted 4 shots. Armstrong played in 61 of the total 68 minutes played (including an overtime period against Mo. juggernaut McCluer North). The center also added 14 points in the two games.
Armstrong should return from illness in the upcoming Rolla Tournament, which lasts Dec. 27 through Dec. 29.
Waynesville is scheduled to play Festus on Thursday at 4 p.m.