Wildcats Lose and Mt. Vernon Wins at Pyramid Plus Tournament
The Salem Wildcats remain winless on the young season as they dropped their second game in the Pyramid Plus Tournament on Wednesday night. Herrin beat the Wildcats 67 to 57.
The Wildcats trailed by four points in the third quarter before Herrin blew it out to a 13 point advantage, 47 to 34, at the end of the third. The Wildcats came back in the fourth quarter and closed within 6 points. They were forced to foul as the clock ran down and couldn't get any closer.
Herrin improves to 1-1 in the Pyramid Plus Tournament.
Nathan Williams led the 'Cats with 14 points. Martin Riley had 12 and Roudy Hensley added ten points.
Herrin was led by Guy James with 18 points, 13 of those coming in the third quarter. Brian Schnieder added 12 points Diego Dunnigan had ten points.
The Wildcats next ball game is Friday night at 8:30 when they take on Collinsville at the Pyramid Plus Tournament being held this year at Marion Junior High School.
In other games at the Pyramid Plus Tournament Wednesday night, Mt. Vernon beat Marion 50 to 40 and Collinsville topped St. Louis (Sumner) 80 to 19.
Centralia Orphans Win
The Centralia Orphans move to 2-0 as they beat Mascoutah 61 to 31 in the second round of the Centralia Thanksgiving Tournament. Mascoutah trailed the whole game and was down 27-11 at half.
Centralia show 52.3 percent and had six three pointers, while Mascoutah hit 27.3 percent of their shots, including only one of 11 free throws.
Centralia was led by D'Aaron Owens and Ryan Obermeier with 13 points apiece and Tyriq Billberry with 12.
In the second game at the Centralia Tourney, Belleville East beat Springfield 61 to 48.
Sandoval and Odin Win at Mulberry Grove Tournament
In the Mulberry Grove Tournament, Sandoval beat Patoka 65 to 59. Sandoval was led by LeRon Anderson with 21 points. Brad Lyons added a dozen points and Jordan Johnson had ten. Patoka was led by Jered Cain with 24. Garrett Belcher added 18 and Shane Cain had 12.
In other tournament action, Odin beat Ramsey 74 to 59. The Mulberry Grove and Cowden-Herrick game was postponed due to the weather.
In other boys basketball action:
Christopher Turkey Tournament:
Egyptian 61, Thompsonville 56
Christopher 72, Wayne City 46
Granite City Tournament:
Granite City 60, Taylorville 57
Triad 62, Nokomis 53
Grayville Thanksgiving Tournament:
Edwards County 54, Norris City-Omaha-Enfield 45
Grayville 73, Cisne 70 (OT)
Althoff 84, Mater Dei 69
Carbondale 55, Edwardsville 43
Metro-East Lutheran Tournament:
Piasa Southwestern 69, St. Louis Cleveland 59
Waterloo Gibault 68, Gillespie 40
Alton Marquette 57, New Athens 42
Litchfield 69, Bunker Hill 47
Freeburg 62, Roxana 54
Metro-East Lutheran 57, Christ Our Rock Lutheran 37
St. Anthony Thanksgiving Tournament:
Breese Central 56, Clifton Central 48
Effingham 56, Mattoon 42
Effingham St. Anthony 55, Champaign St. Thomas More 54
Massac County 73, Century 31
Meridian 67, Vienna 51
In other games:
Newton 57, Altamont 37
West Frankfort 57, Anna-Jonesboro 28