SHELLS BOW IN OPENER – Roxana suffered a narrow loss in its opening game of the season Tuesday. The Shells lost to Valmeyer, 35-31, at the Dupo Cat Classic.
The round-robin tournament continues through the rest of the week. East Alton-Wood River is also playing in the tourney.
TIP-OFF CLASSIC RESUMES – The Alton Tip-Off Classic resumes Wednesday with a pair of games. Jersey meets Cahokia at 6 p.m., while Breese Mater Dei tangles with Calhoun at 7:30.
It’s the season-opening games for Mater Dei and Calhoun. Jersey lost to Springfield Lanphier, 59-54, in its tournament opener Monday. Cahokia scored a 39-38 win over Alton, despite LaJarvia Brown’s 23 points for the Redbirds.
The Birds are idle Wednesday. They take on Mater Dei at 7:30 Friday and Calhoun at 7:30 on Saturday in the round-robin tournament. Lanphier is also idle tonight. Each of the six teams will play three tourney games
EAGLES TOP OILERS – Civic Memorial defeated East Alton-Wood River by a score of 2,916 to 2,061 in boys' action at Airport Plaza Bowl on Tuesday.
Jacob Troeckler spun a 651 series to pace the Eagles. He bowled games of 226, 224 and 201. Phillip Ramos (630) and Ryan Hayes (604) complemented Troeckler’s leading effort. Ramos had games of 226 and 224, while Hayes shot a 241.
Seth Stanley rolled a 549, tops for the Oilers. He had games of 194 and 191.