EA-WR TOPS RAIDERS — The return ride on the Brussels ferry was a pleasant one for the East Alton-Wood River Oilers on Wednesday.
The Oilers improved to 3-5 with a 62-46 win over the Brussels Raiders, halting a two-game skid.
Junior Blake Marks continued his offensive tear, leading EA-WR with 25 points in the victory, while senior Mike Stimac, in his second game back from a knee injury, posted a double double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
The win sends the Oilers into the Carlinville Holiday Tournament on a high note. EA-WR opens with Mount Olive at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 26 at Carlinville High School.
SHELLS AND OILERS SQUARE OFF TONIGHT AS SHERAKA GOES FOR 1,000 — For the second time in the 2014-15 season the Roxana Shells and East Alton-Wood River will meet on the basketball court tonight.
The Shells and Oilers will meet in the consolation semifinals of the Candy Cane Classic at Gibault High School at 7:30 p.m. tonight. Roxana and EA-WR met in the Dupo Cat Classic on Nov. 22 with the Shells prevailing 58-34.
Roxana's Maddy Sheraka will go for 1,000 points in her career during the game. She needs just eight points to join the 1,000-point club at Roxana.