MARQUETTE FINDS WINNING WAYS — The Marquette Catholic Explorers evened their season record at 1-1 on the young season Wednesday at the Columbia Tournament.
Marquette bested Waterloo Gibault 41-34 in its second-round contest. Gibault dropped to 0-2.
Claire Snider led the offensive attack for the Explorers with 12 points and seven rebounds. Caitlyn Hanlon, Brittany Pace and Andria Pace all chipped in with eight points, while Amber Robinson added five points. Andria Pace also yanked down seven rebounds, while Brittany Pace swatted away four blocks.
Next up for Marquette is the consolation bracket championship game at 11:30 p.m. Saturday in Columbia vs. the winner of the other consolation bracket semifinal contest between Metro East Lutheran and Lebanon.
OILERS RUN PAST FIRST BAPTIST ACADEMY — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers had little trouble finding their winning ways against First Baptist Christian Academy of O'Fallon, Mo. on Wednesday at the Dupo Cat Classic.
EA-WR climbed to .500 on the season at 1-1, defeating First Baptist Academy 45-19.