ROXANA BLAST PAST MINUTEMAIDS — The Roxana Shells blasted past the Bunker Hill Minutemaids on Thursday, 64-34.
The Shells climbed to .500 at 3-3 with the victory.
They led 17-8 after one quarter, 36-18 at the break and 56-27 after three quarters on the way to the win.
Emma Lucas paced Roxana with 17 points, while Hannah Rexford, 15, and Abby Palen, 11, joined her in double digit scoring.
EA-WR GETS BY STAUNTON — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers got back on track Thursday with a victory 32-27 win over the Staunton Bulldogs.
The win snapped a three-game losing skid for the Oilers, lifting them to 2-5 on the season.
Courtney Beneke steered the offense for EA-WR with 14 points. Becca Renken chipped in with 8 points, while Carly Campbell netted 4 points.
The Oilers led 10-9 after the opening quarter, but fell behind 15-11 at halftime. They recovered to outscore the Bulldogs 22-12 in the second half to lockdown the win.
CM DEFEATS WATERLOO IN MVC ACTION — The Civic Memorial Eagles blasted past the Waterloo Bulldogs, 69-46, on the road in Mississippi Valley Conference action Thursday.
CM rose to .500 at 3-3 with the win and went to 1-0 in the MVC.
Journey Coffman led the Eagles with 26 points and set the single-game 3-pointer record for the Eagles with 7. Allie Troeckler complemented her with 25 points to go with 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists. Alaira Tyus and Izzy Buckley each scored 8 points in the win, while Tyus dished out 7 assists.
Coffman's new long-range benchmark surpassed Katie Broadway and Kaylee Jones previously owned the record with 6 treys in a game.
ALTON LOSES AT EAST SIDE — The Alton Redbird traveled to East St. Louis on Thursday and left with a 52-40 loss.
With the setback the Birds sank to 1-4 overall on the season and 0-2 in the Southwestern Conference.
LaJarvia Brown stirred the AHS attack with 15 points, while Ayonna Clanton netted 13, spurred by a trio of 3-pointers.
The Redbirds trailed just 34-30 after three frames and even tied it at 36-36 in the fourth quarter, but were ultimately outscored by the Flyerettes 18-10 over the final eight minutes.
"I think there were several things that went against us tonight, but some of that was our own fault, but I was proud how our girls responded in the second half," Alton head coach Bobby Rickman said. "We got beat by a team that played well tonight, and we had more letdowns than they did over the 32 minutes."
MARQUETTE FALLS TO BRUSSELS — The Marquette Catholic Explorers welcomed the Brussels Raiders on Thursday and came away with a 59-31 loss.
Woes continued for the Explorers, who dropped their fifth straight Thursday, dipping to 2-7 overall on the season.
Andria Pace guided the offense in the loss, scoring 11 points. Brittany Pace chipped in with 6 points, while Lauren Fischer had 5 and Elena Gable netted 4, Taylor Aguirre scored 3 and Lila Snider had 2 to round out the Marquette scoring.
ALTON OPENS SWC WITH TRIUMPH OVER FLYERS — The Alton Redbirds welcomed the East St. Louis Flyers to Alton High on Thursday for their Southwestern Conference opener and picked up a lopsided 54-19 victory.
CM LOGS PAIR OF WINS OVER MELHS — The Civic Memorial Eagles swept the Metro East Lutheran Knights on Thursday.
The CM boys beat the Knights 2,990-2,460 while the Eagle girls prevailed 2,145-1,897.
Gage Jennings of CM had a fantastic afternoon. Jennings narrowly missed rolling a 300 in one of the games in his series. He made it into the last roll of the 10th frame, but just missed. He finished with a high game of 289 and also logged the high series with a 644.
On the girls' side Ashley Westbrook paced the competition with a high series of 550.