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High School Basketball Round Up

Boys Basketball:

Wayne City/Conrad Allen Holiday Tournament:
      Grayville 69, Clay City 65
      Crab Orchard 63, Webber 52
      Patoka 84, Zeigler-Royalton 44
St. Elmo Holiday Tournament:
      Brownstown-St. Elmo 57, Beecher City 44
      Cowden-Herrick 43, Ramsey 35

Girls Basketball:

Salem 53 Mt. Zion 51

The Salem Lady Cats staged a second half comeback to overcome an 11 point first half deficit to beat Mt Zion 53-51 at B.E. Gum Gymnasium Thursday night. Dearria Watson led all scorers with 19 points and added ten rebounds. Shannon Props led Mt. Zion with 14 points.  Salem improves to 9-2 overall and 3-1 in the Apollo Conference.  Salem next plays in the Mattoon Holiday Tournament in a ten am game on Friday, December 26th, against Galesburg.  Salem is also scheduled to play Chicago Sullivan at 4:30 that afternoon.  

Centralia 50 Belleville Althoff 47 (OT)

The Centralia Orphan Annies topped Belleville Althoff in overtime 50-47.  A steal and lay up by Braniqueka Engelkins with nine seconds left on the clock in overtime gave Centralia the win.  The Annies were led by Teressa Cunningham with 13 points.  Engelkins finished the game with nine points, five of which came in the overtime period.   Centralia improves to 7-4 overall and 4-1 in the South Seven.  They play Breese Mater Dei in their opening round game of the Mascoutah Tournament on Friday, December 26th at 4 pm. 

South Central 38 Webber Township 31

South Central picked up a win Thursday night over Bluford Webber Township, 38 to 31.  South Central was led by Keely Smith with 14 points and Abby Hahn with 11.  K. Potter finished the evening with 26 points for Webber, all but five of the total amount of points scored during the entire game by her team.   The win improves South Central to 4-6 overall and 1-2 in the National Trail Conference.  South Central's next game is Friday, December 26th, in the Dieterich Holiday Tournament.   

Other Girls Basketball Action:

Altamont 57, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City 28
Breese (Central) 60, Trenton (Wesclin) 46
Breese (Mater Dei) 43, Mascoutah 21
Collinsville 65, Alton 43
East St. Louis 61, Belleville West 52
Edwardsville 79, Granite City 21
Effingham (St. Anthony) 41, Newton 39
Evansville North (IN) 63, Mt. Carmel 47
Galatia 75, Hardin County 20
Highland 56, Civic Memorial 41
Hillsboro 62, Carlyle 46
Massac County 46, Harrisburg 24
Murphysboro 81, Carbondale 71
Neoga 67, Brownstown - St. Elmo 53
Okaw Valley 49, Cumberland 12
Pana 49, Vandalia 46 (OT)
Piasa (Southwestern) 44, Litchfield 31
Taylorville 49, Effingham 24
Triad 55, Jersey 47
Valmeyer 60, Steeleville 53
Woodlawn 42, Okawville 40 (2 OT)

Junior High Basketball Round Up

Junior High Boys Basketball:

Patoka Junior High Boys beat Sandoval 52 to 48.  Patoka was led by Cain with 12points and Burks with 11.  Sandoval got 18 points from Calhoun, 11 from Moore, and ten from Breeden.  Sandoval won the JV game 53 to 13.  

Junior High Girls Basketball:

The Salem Franklin Park Varsity fell to Breese All Saints 43 to 11 Thursday night. Lexi Sadrieh had 5 points and Taylor Gillett had 8 rebounds!  Salem won the JV game, 32 to  23.  Emily Wilson had 13 points and Taylor Gillett 7 rebounds to lead Franklin Park.

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Anze Kopitar had a career-high five points, Jake Muzzin scored the tiebreaking power-play goal with 11:02 to play, and the Los Angeles Kings rallied from an early three-goal deficit for a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.
Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist, while Jeff Carter had a goal and three assists as the defending Stanley Cup champions avenged a loss in St. Louis on Tuesday with just their second win in seven games.
Kopitar had a goal and four assists, contributing on each of the Kings' first five goals. Dwight King then scored from the red line with 7:54 left on a bizarre bounce over Martin Brodeur, capping a rough third start for St. Louis by the NHL's career victories leader.

High School Basketball Round-Up

St. Elmo Holiday Tournament: 

South Central lost their first game of the St. Elmo Holiday Tournament Wednesday night with a 66-48 loss to Altamont.  Altamont jumped to a 20-9 first quarter and 30 to 20 half-time lead on their way to the win.  South Central was led by Brett Harmeier with 15 points, Evan Langley with 12 and Dre Hill with ten.  Altamont had 25 points from Ryan Armstrong and 15 from Klaiton Wolff.   In the second game of the tourney Wednesday night, Okaw Valley beat Mulberry Grove 72-63.  

South Central moves into the consolation bracket, where they will meet Mulberry Grove in a consolation bracket game at six Friday evening.  Altamont will meet Okaw Valley in the championship semi-final at 7:45 Friday.  The tournament continues tonight with St. Elmo-Brownstown meeting Beecher City in the consolation semi-final at six Friday night, followed by a championship semi-final game at 7:45 pm featuring  Ramsey and Cowden-Herrick.

At the Wayne City Tournament:
     Cisne 46, Bluford Webber 38
     Edwards County 64, Clay City 30
     Wayne City 56, Thompsonville 28

High School Girls Basketball:

The Sandoval Lady Hawks traveled to Ramsey for their final matchup before the holiday break.  The Lady Hawks came away with a win, beating Ramsey 54-37.  The Lady Hawks were led by Senior Bethany Kunick with 16 followed by Seniors Kylie Parson and Haleigh Day both with 11.  The Lady Hawks are 9-1 and will begin the year as the #1 seed in the MTC tournament at Woodlawn beginning Jan. 5th

In JV action the Lady Hawks beat Ramsey 46-19. Junior Kalyn Nalewajka had 18 points followed by Sophomore Halei Orrell with 16. The JV Lady Hawks are 4-4.

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois State High School Association says fans of high school basketball will soon be able to watch state-title games from six decades online.
The IHSA said Wednesday that video of 145 boys' and girls' championship games shot between 1947 and 2007 will be posted to the IHSA Archives Youtube channel on Sunday. Fans will be able to watch the videos for free.
IHSA Assistant Executive Director Scott Johnson said the organization has been considering various ways to let the public take advantage of its archives.
If the videos are popular, more from other sports could be posted. Johnson said the IHSA has video form about 1,600 state final-games and meet.
The IHSA is the governing body for high school sports in Illinois.
     On the web: www.youtube.com/IHSAArchives

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