The Salem Wildcats had their 4-game win streak snapped on Senior Night as they fell to visiting Olney 48-44. Salem trailed for a majority of the game, tying it up briefly in the early part of the 2nd half before Olney would regain the lead for good. Laten Wayer finished with 14 in his final home game for the Wildcats. Haddon Lybarger finished with 12 points and 8 rebounds with Caden Bee adding 12 points and 5 boards. Salem’s only other senior, Cade Alberson finished with 2 points. Braden Flanagan scored 15 to lead Olney. Salem is 14-14 and will close down their regular season Friday when they travel to Carlyle with a chance to share the Cahokia title with every team in the league except the Tribe.
In other action:
Wesclin knocked off Columbia last night 45-43 to set up a possibility of a 5-way tie for the conference championship.
Freeburg earned win #20 with a home win over Triad to improve the Midgets to 22-8. Luke Ervie finished with 15 and Alex Brueggemann added 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Midgets will host Columbia for senior night on Friday.
A win and Freeburg claims the Cahokia title outright, with a Columbia win, and Salem win over Carlyle, 5 teams would tie for the conference title with 4 losses each with Carlyle the only team missing out.
Carlyle snapped a 7-game losing skid as they beat visiting North Clay 64-45. Hayden Hoffman finished with 19 for Carlyle, Mitchell Becker and Carsen Beer finished with 12 each. Carlyle is 9-20 overall. They will close out their regular season at Salem on Friday. The win was #450 for Carlyle coach Andy Palmer.
The SC Cougars improved to 17-10 with a 74-49 win over Oblong. Hunter Brandt led SC with 22, Colin Miller added 19, Chase Dodson 14 and Keenin Willshire finished with 11. SC also won the JV game. The Cougars close down the regular season when they honor their seniors Friday night hosting North Clay.
Mt Vernon improved to 21-5 with a 69-63 win over Effingham.
At Taylorville, history made as Jase Bergschneider hit a three pointer at the end of the first half to pass Bill Ridley for the most points all time in Taylorville Boys Basketball history with the Tornado’s 60-38 win over Auburn.
In other action, Breese Central fell to Marquette 61-52, Sandoval lost to CHBC 55-46, Mater Dei over Civic Memorial 56-27, Odin lost to Brownstown 80-73, Flora lost to Fairfield 82-49, Patoka defeated Webber 54-51, Vandalia over Gillespie 64-52 and Woodlawn beat Dieterich 60-36.
Belleville West 50 Belleville East 49 (OT)
Casey 68 Newton 46
Charleston 75 Paris 69
Cisne 44 Waltonville 34
Edwardsville 38 Collinsville 36
Effingham St Anthony 59 Altamont 36
Goreville 65 Cehster 57
Greenville 64 Litchfield 44
Harrisburg 67 Carterville 65
Hillsboro 73 Piasa 60
Jerseyville 71 Granite City 66 (OT)
Madison 51 Nokomis 43
Mahomet 58 Normal West 59
Marion 57 Gateway Legacy 47
Marissa 67 Mulberry Grove 33
Massac County 62 Eldorado 49
McGivney 54 Mount Olive 46
Metro East Lutheran 54 Wood River 43
NCOE 54 Carrier Mills 42
O’Fallon 80 Mascoutah 51
Okawville 56 Sparta 40
Pana 42 Staunton 37
Red Bud 54 New Athens 48
Red Hill 50 Edwards County 43
Robinson 70 Marshall 58
Sesser 61 Christopher 42
Steeleville 49 Valmeyer 48
Teutopolis 61 Mattoon 51 (OT)
Trico 45 Zeigler 44
Tuscola 49 Neoga 33