CM GET MVC WIN OVER TRIAD — The Triad Knights didn't make it easy, but Civic Memorial was able to pull out a 48-41 win over Triad on Thursday in Bethalto.
The win improved the Eagles to 21-6 overall and 6-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Triad slipped to 16-8 and 4-4 with the loss.
The Knights led 20-19 at the half. A strong fourth quarter spurred CM to victory. The Eagles poured in 21 points in the fourth and pounded the offensive glass, with Allie Troeckler, Kalyn Troxell and Katelyn Turbyfill getting putback baskets down the stretch.
Troeckler led the way with 16 points, seven rebounds and seven blocks. The prolific sophomore scorer is now just four points away from 1,000 in her career.
Turbyfill also posted a double double on Thursday with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Troxell had seven points and 10 rebounds.
Next up for the Eagles is Mascoutah at 7:30 p.m. at home on Monday.
EA-WR FALLS TO BRUSSELS — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers outscored the visiting Brussels Raiders in the second half on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to pull out a victory on their Senior Night. Brussels defeated EA-WR 45-43.
With the loss, the Oilers dip to 4-20, while the Raiders are now 14-11. It was the second consecutive two-point loss for EA-WR after dropping a 42-40 game to Metro East Lutheran at home on Wednesday.
Brussels and the Oilers were tied at 13-13 after one quarter, but the Raiders exploded in the second quarter, taking a commanding 29-16 lead into the break. EA-WR responded, outscoring Brussels 27-16 in the second half, but it wasn't enough.
Kari Westbrook guided the offense for the Oilers with 14 points, while Mardelia Bolden and Brandi Lacey complemented her with eight points apiece. Baylee Kiel of the Raiders led all scorers with 15 points.
Next up for EA-WR is the Class 2A Carlyle Regional. The Oilers play Roxana at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Carlyle. It will be the fourth meeting between the two teams this season. The Shells have won the previous three.