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Wayne City tames Lions
Tribe outworks Edwards County, 48-35 in home triumph
Downen, Green pace 16-8 Indians; Schmittler nets 17-points for Ed Co

02-06-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WAYNE CITY
- On Saturday night the Wayne City Indians proved once again that in the world of sports, wins all count the same.

Redbirds grab home win over DQ
West Frankfort cleans up mistakes; knocks off Indians, 55-50

02-02-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WEST FRANKFORT - In a battle of SIRR teams who have struggled to pick up victories in 2015-16, it was the hosts who got the job done on Tuesday night.


Silver Stallions slow down Sandoval
Christ Our Rock Lutheran's patience pays off, top Black Hawks, 52-47

02-01-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
CENTRALIA - Coach Brian Perkes and his Christ Our Rock Lutheran squadron turned their home court into a “No Fly Zone” on Monday night.


Panthers, Cards pick up key wins
Pinckneyville tops Alton Marquette, Woodlawn edges Gibault
Goreville, Breese Mater Dei, Trico, Meridian among the winners on Saturday

01-30-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
PINCKNEYVILLE - The Pinckneyville Panthers needed a spark in the first half of their game against Alton Marquette in the finale of the Panther Showcase on Saturday night.

Hawks fly past Galatia
Gallatin County drills free throws, puts away Bearcats with second quarter run
Crab Orchard tops top-seed NCOE, will face Hawks in title game Saturday
Thompsonville takes seventh place over Pope County

01-30-15
BY JACK BULLOCK
HARRISBURG
- Head coach Doug Miller and his young Gallatin County Hawks have come a long way since opening their 2015-16 season 0-6.

South Central clips wings, top Eagles
Cougars top St. Elmo-Brownstown; Top-seed Altamont handles Neoga

01-26-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
ALTAMONT
- The South Central Cougars have had some trouble during the 2015-16 campaign but are playing a better brand of basketball as of now.


NCOE, Crab Orchard pick up wins
Cards clobber Pope County;
Trojans take care of Carrier Mills

01-25-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
HARRISBURG
- For most eight-team tournaments played in a bracket format, the 1 vs. 8 seeded game usually produces a lopsided result.

Rockets rout Waterloo Gibault
Okawville dominates every aspect; 59-37; Wesclin tops Vandalia

01-23-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
OKAWVILLE - Coach Jon Kraus knew his team was going to be focused heading into their Saturday night game against rival Waterloo Gibault.

Freeburg advances to title game
Midgets down Steeleville 52-48; play Murphysboro on Saturday
Red Bud, Sparta post Friday wins

01-22-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
SPARTA - Most high school basketball teams when a new coach is brought in the players will take time to adjust to a new way of doing things.


Central tops Nashville
Cougars rally for 51-48 victory; improve to 2-0 at NIT
Kohrmann nails five 3's in 26-point effort; Mater Dei tops Mascoutah

01-21-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
NASHVILLE
- The Breese Central Cougars knew it was going to be a tough week, as it always is, at the Nashville Invitational Tournament.

Herrin breaks away from AJ
Tigers use 12-0 third quarter run; improve to 2-0 with 58-44 victory

01-20-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WEST FRANKFORT - The Herrin Tigers won-loss mark is not a very good barometer of how good this team can be. Head coach Irv Lukens has a club that is battle tested and it has showed this week at the 30th annual West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic.

Pinckneyville opens BIT with blowout
Panthers romp past S-V, 68-26; Benton wins in OT, Meridian downs Ham Co.

01-18-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
BENTON
- The Pinckneyville Panthers have had some dominating performances in their long history of basketball, including its run at the Benton Invitational Tournament.

Eagles' turnaround shocks Carterville
Vienna rallied from 21-points down, opens tournament with 68-64 win

01-16-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WEST FRANKFORT - All is not well in the Lions' den. At least not in the last two games.

Carterville, after having been man-handled on Friday night ....

Webber Township snags MTC road win
Trojans hold off Sandoval; improve to 11-4 overall
Black Hawks fall short despite 31-points from LaRon Anderson

01-15-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
SANDOVAL - Webber Township picked up an important road win on Friday night, even though it wasn't a beauty of a victory.

Perryville set to defend tourney title
Pirates take advantage of Chester mistakes, advance to title tilt Saturday night
Shawnee races past SEC rival Shawnee; play New Athens in consy final

01-14-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
CHESTER
The Chester Yellow Jackets fell into the third place game with their loss to Perryville (MO.) in the championship semifinals on Thursday night.

Benton pressure too much for Eagles
Benton forced 20-turnovers, win 64-53; Oxford, Ritchason score 14-each

01-12-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
BENTON
- The Benton Rangers used their overall quickness and depth on Tuesday night in their non-conference game at home against Eldorado.
Combating the Eagles size advantage by speeding up the game defensively and ....

Woodlawn survives big scare
Cardinals rally for 75-64 victory over Altamont
Owens, Harris net 21-points each in battle of ranked teams

01-09-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WOODLAWN - Altamont head basketball coach John Niebrugge doesn't believe in moral victories and he won't take one from Saturday night.



Indians win every phase, pound Lions
Lawrenceville improves to 13-1; never trail in 91-62 road romp

01-08-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
ALBION
- Edwards County head coach Russ Gerlach was point blank when assessing his opposition after Friday night's lopsided loss to the ABV top-ranked and state-ranked 2A Lawrenceville Indians.

Spartans force Foxes' mistakes
Waltonville causes 18-turnovers in 66-42 win; improve to 7-6

01-05-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
WALTONVILLE
- The Waltonville Spartans made sure that the potential for a “trap” game against Hamilton County on Tuesday night at home in their first game back after the Christmas break didn't happen.

Mules rally for road win
Fairfield gets revenge on NCOE, 55-51

01-02-16
BY JACK BULLOCK
NORRIS CITY
– For Scott McElravy and the Fairfield Mules, the 2015-16 season has been a struggle so far.
Opening up with five consecutive losses and the quickest ever exit from the Eldorado Holiday Tournament in the program's history ...