Salem Drops Home Game to Olney...Prep Scoreboard
SALEM - The Salem Wildcats couldn't get any offensive flow and dropped their 20th game of the season to Olney by a final of 53-38.
No Wildcats were in double figures. Nick Conklin finished with 9 to lead Salem.
It was the fourth quarter that doomed the Cats as they entered the final frame down 40-31. However, Salem would go the first 2:30 of the frame without a score. Olney capitalized and hit enough free throws down the stretch to give them a win.
Salem trailed Olney 15-10 after the first quarter, but were gaining some momentum. Salem (5-20) played pretty even with the Tigers in the second quarter being outscored 15-12 to trail 30-22 at the halftime break. Salem was outscored 10-9 in the third.
After the game coach Bob Frederick said his team had to do a better job.
"We had a tough time scoring, and when that happens it makes defense that much more important. We didn't play well fundamentally tonight. We didn't have a double digit scorer, so we have to work on being more efficient."
Salem will prepare for 2 more games this week. The Cats will host Effingham Friday before traveling to Mattoon on Saturday in a make up contest. Salem will then wrap up the regular season a week from Friday when they host Mt Zion on Senior Night.
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Altamont 70 St Anthony 63
Belleville East 80 Alton 76 (OT)
Benton 54 Hamilton County 35
Carlyle 41 Greenville 34
Carmi White County 58 Lawrenceville 45
Carterville 66 Vienna 44
Casey Westfield 77 Cumberland 46
Christ Our Rock 64 Clay City 38
Edwardsville 49 Collinsville 39
Effingham 57 Paris 48
South Central 55 Sandoval 52
Flora 53 Fairfield 45
Freeburg 59 Marissa 34
Hillsboro 58 Southwestern 53
Lebanon 52 Dupo 48
Litchfield 82 Pana 72
Madison 69 Jerseyville 65
Mattoon 73 Taylorville 67
Mt Vernon 82 Lovejoy 40
Neoga 55 Stewardson Strasburg 52 (OT)
Nokomis 66 St Elmo 37
North Clay 43 Wayne City 34
O'Fallon 74 Granite City 61
Okawville 65 Sparta 56
Olney 53 Salem 38
Patoka 57 Webber 32
Red Bud 63 New Athens 55
Sesser-Valier 58 Christopher 57
Trenton Wesclin 67 Columbia 65
Waltonville 52 Cisne 42
Windsor 49 Beecher City 48
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