Alton, West, Champaign Central & Marist In CHT Final Four
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      The Final Four is set at Centralia as Alton, Belleville West, Champaign Central and Chicago Marist all still have a shot to hoist the big trophy after wins on Friday.

      First, though the Salem Wildcats dropped their consolation quarterfinal match-up at the 75th Centralia Holiday Tournament falling to Arlington, Tennessee 40-27. Once again Salem’s offense failed to show up scoring just 6 points in the opening quarter and making just one field goal the entire 2nd half. Damond Crosby led Salem with 11 points. 6-7 big-man Garrett Golday had 21 to lead the Tigers. Salem is in the 13th place bracket today and at 1pm will take on Lausanne College Prep of Tennessee in the Annex.

      The Final Four is set and it will not feature the host Orphans as they fell in their quarterfinal match-up to defending champ and unbeaten Chicago Marist 44-38. Centralia was cold shooting in the opening half and finished the game just 15-of-43 which included 6-of-21 from behind the arc and only 2-of-9 from the free throw line. Javon Williams Jr led Centralia with 18, Jordan Maines had 11. Reigning MVP Morgan Taylor led the Redhawks with 19, Jack Ellison added 11. Centralia will play in the 5th place bracket this morning at 8:30 against

      Yesterday opened with a bang as Mt Vernon held Germantown to just 1 point in their 2 overtime periods on their way to a 50-43 victory. O’Shea Hardin had 17 to lead the Rams.

      Cahokia used a balanced scoring attack to knock off Collierville 58-50. The Dragons got 28 from Jalen Lynn in the loss.

      Alton held off the Mundelein Carmel Corsairs 64-61 behind 15 points from Kevin Caldwell and 13 more from Josh Rivers.

      Belleville West got 26 points and 13 rebounds to go along with 4 blocked shots from EJ Liddell and 20 from Malachi Smith in their 65-63 nail biter over Confluence Academy. Leon Perry had 20 in the loss for the Titans.

      O’Fallon overcame a 20 point deficit to beat Lausanne 59-54. Teron Bowmann II had 26 and Jalen Hodge 15 to lead the Panthers.

      Champaign Central cruised in the 2nd half over Evanston 61-47.

      In other Tournament Action:

      At the Mater Dei Tournament, Breese Central beat Carlyle 59-49, Sacred Heart Griffin 51-45 over Metro East Lutheran, Mascoutah beat Okawville in 4 overtimes 65-56, Mater Dei over Nashville 42-39, Briarcrest beat Sacred Heart Griffin 57-34 and in overtime Highland beat Breese Central 50-46. Today the day begins at noon with the 9th place game between Mascoutah and Metro East Lutheran, Breese Central and Sacred Heart Griffin at 1:30 for 7th, Mater Dei and Okawville at 3 for 5th, Carlyle and Nashville play in the 3rd place game at 6pm and the championship tonight at 7:30 features Briarcrest Christian and Highland.

      The Duster Thomas Tournament opened yesterday. Wesclin beat Trico 68-43 and Carterville 44-26, Olney beat Roxana 61-44 and fell to Pinckneyville 66-54. Benton beat Greenville 47-32 and Cissna Park 39-38. Today in the gold bracket it will be Pinckeyville against Benton and Wesclin takes on DuQuoin. In Silver Pool, Olney plays Cissna Park and Carterville plays Jerseyville and in the Bronze Pool its Roxana and Greenville followed by Trico and Elverado.

      Goreville claimed the championship at the Sesser Valier Tournament outlasting Sesser Valier in the championship 65-63. Christopher nipped Woodlawn 56-55 in the 3rd place game, Thompsonville won the consolation title over Marissa 66-42 and Chester over Johnston City for 7th place 66-60.

      The final day is set up at the Columbia/Freeburg Tournament after pool play finished yesterday. Lebanon fell to Marquette 70-22, Freeburg beat Gibault 49-38, Columbia fell to Civic Memorial 54-48 but the game of the day was Triad beating Waterloo 111-106 in 6 overtimes. Today, Valmeyer takes on Lebanon for 7th place at 2, Freeburg and Waterloo play at 3 for 5th place, Triad and Columbia play for 3rd at 6:30 followed by the championship between Civic Memorial and Alton Marquette at 8pm.

      The South Central Cougars fell in the 5th place game at the Vandalia Holiday Tournament losing to Pana 65-56. In the loss, Logan Lotz had 16 points, Hunter Brandt added 13 and Trent Geiler finished with 12. In other action, St Anthony beat Flora in the championship 49-38, Shelbyville knocked off the Vandals in the 3rd place game 60-57, Father McGivney over Patoka 50-30 for 7th place and the Vandalia JV won their only game of the tournament beating Ramsey for 9th place 56-52.

      At the Effingham/TTown Tournament, Chicago Corliss won the title over Lincoln Way East 56-42, TTown took 3rd beating Northwestern Academy of Law 53-51, Oaklawn beat Chicago Brooks for 5th 64-40, Mattoon over Effingham 60-46 for 7th, Altamont beat Madison 49-41 in the 9th place game with Charleston over Antioch 71-63 in the 11th place game.

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