Basketball | Jake Roustio
Roustio helped the Granite City Warriors pull off another victory Feb. 29 over the Collinsville Kahoks.
The Granite City junior finished with 11 points — including three 3-pointers — to help the Warriors beat the Kahoks 58-53 in double overtime in a first-round game of the Class 4A Alton Regional. His 3-pointer with 43 seconds left in the second overtime gave his team the lead for good.
The effort earned Roustio this week’s Granite City AdVantage News Athlete of the Week award.
Roustio helped the Warriors beat the Kahoks for the third time this season. Granite City also beat Collinsville Jan. 5 and Feb. 5. The Warriors’ 48-46 win Jan. 5 snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Kahoks.
Roustio finished with an outstanding junior season as Granite City’s point guard, leading the team in assists with 80 and finishing second on the team in 3-pointers with 36 and steals with 39.
“He did a good job on getting after it on defense most of the time,” Granite City coach Steve Roustio said of his son. “I’d like to see him get fouled more. He has to get fouled more in his senior year. He shot pretty well from 3, but he’s going to have to start working on his short-range game.”