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12.05.2015 • Saturday • M 2

St. LOuIS POSt-dISPatCH • B9

BOYS BASKETBALL

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Alton’s second-half surge dooms East St. Louis

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Seckman 22 16 14 20 72 De Soto 12 9 16 22 59 S: Hurley 17, Kramer 15, Barger 10. FG 28 (1), FT 15-29. Holt 11 28 19 12 70 Hannibal 12 15 15 23 65 Ho: T. Jones 30. FG 21 (6), FT 22-32. Ha: E. Jones 18, Deal 15, D. Jones 13. FG 21 (6), FT 17-29.

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erything was going East St. Louis’ way halfway through Friday’s Southwe s te r n C o n fe re n c e opener against Alton. The Flyers held a 10-point lead and had a senior guard who could hardly miss, and they also had the support of a large crowd in their home gym. The only problem was that the Redbirds weren’t discouraged or defeated. They were just getting warmed up. Alton altered its defense and held Kenny Roberson, who drained five 3-point goals in the second quarter for East St. Louis, to one field goal in the second half. The Redbirds’ outside shooters heated up down the stretch, and they rallied back, started to pull away and then held on for a 6562 win. “We really wanted this game. We want to win the conference,” Alton senior Marcus Latham said. “We just hit a couple shots and turned it up on defense.” Alton (3-1), which finished second to East St. Louis (1-3) in last year’s conference race, snapped a three-game losing streak against the Flyers. East St. Louis lost its third game in a row and dropped a conference game for the first time in two seasons. The Flyers led throughout most of the first three quarters, building a 14-point lead late in the second quarter. The senior Roberson led the charge, hitting a career-high five treys in the second quarter and scoring 19 points in the opening half. But he managed only two points in the final two periods as the Redbirds played man-to-man defense against Roberson and

Maplewood-RH 15 20 15 16 U. City 14 23 24 22 U: Bledsoe 22, Moore 16, R. Gentry 14, Crockett 11. FG 33 (6), FT 11-15.

Brussels 8 13 9 14 Valmeyer 4 11 6 9 V (1-6): V. Larsen 15. FG 9 (5), FT 7-15.

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Conluence 10 25 2 Metro 8 5 13 M: Phillips 17. FG 12 (2), FT 10-19.

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Kennedy 7 12 13 10 42 Valley Park 10 11 19 9 49 V: Courtney 13, Shaw 13. FG 17 (4), FT 11-21.

JohnBurroughs 8 18 19 11 Mehlville 7 13 5 17 J: Smith 15, Mill 12. FG 20 (1), FT 15-20.

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finishing with 16 points, and Latham sank two long 3s in the fourth quarter en route to 14 points. Alton took its first lead since early in the second quarter on a layup by Tre Smith on the opening possession of the fourth, and he converted a three-point play on the next trip down the floor. That started a 12-2 run by the Redbirds, who made their first six field-goal attempts in the final period to take East St. Louis’ crowd out of the game and send many of its fans to the exits well before the final buzzer. “This environment,” Edwards said of what sparked the second-half comeback. “This is my favorite place to play besides my home gym.” Edwards and the rest of the Redbirds made themselves at home on the Flyers’ floor, and now the conference race might go through Alton.

Herculaneum 8 16 8 18 57 Jeferson 17 20 2 11 67 J: Reed 24, Hammock 18, Null 16. FG 20 (7), FT 20-24.

Collinsville 7 2 12 16 37 Edwardsville 17 8 20 16 61 C: Webb 10. FG 15 (5), FT 2-6. E (3-2): Epenesa 14, Smith 14, Stephen 14, Green 12. FG 21 (8), FT 11-15.

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Vianney 18 19 10 19 66 Bellvl. West 14 14 17 8 53 V: Krus 18, Thomas 15, Gordon 13. FG 23 (4), FT 16-22. B: Liddell 22, Behrmann 10. FG 22 (2), FT 7-17. Lutheran SC 15 14 19 17 65 University Ci 8 12 13 5 38 L: Meyer 16, Legrand 10. FG 28 (4), FT 5-10. Granite City 20 6 6 17 49 O’Fallon 9 2 8 11 30 G (4-1): Berry 18, R. Allen 11. FG 14 (5), FT 15-19. O (1-4): Fulton 10. FG 10 (1), FT 9-17. North Clay 9 14 4 6 33 Carlyle 27 23 19 9 78 N: Walker 7. FG 8 (4), FT 13-18. C: Taylor 16, Toennies 14, Nettles 12. FG 33 (8), FT 4-9. Staunton 3 10 7 12 32 Litchield 22 23 25 13 83 S (1-4): Scroggins 8. FG 10 (2), FT 10-16. L (3-2): Scharf 22, Franke 16, Meyer 10, Simmons 10. FG 31 (6), FT 15-21. Bismarck 15 18 24 Grandview 21 20 17 G: Klaus 33. FG 28 (3), FT 10-12.

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Teutopolis 6 11 14 11 42 Breese C. 10 9 9 10 38 T: M. Hardiek 13, B. Mette 10. FG 14 (6), FT 8-13. B: Schneider 16. FG 15 (5), FT 3-7. Priory 11 14 17 15 57 Trinity 14 9 9 14 46 P: Kurz 17, Rund 12. FG 20 (1), FT 16-27. T: Matthews 17. FG 19 (3), FT 5-10. McCluer 16 17 20 23 76 MICDS 14 20 16 25 75 MI: Spence 29, Mitchell 21, Buchanan 15. FG 28 (5), FT 14-24. Jennings 15 13 21 20 69 Luth. South 4 19 26 15 64 J: Welch 16, Rice 12. FG 24 (3), FT 18-32. L: Meneh 20, C. Fournie 10. FG 24 (4), FT 12-25.

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Gillespie 5 9 8 4 26 Mater Dei 26 16 29 19 90 G (3-2): N. Price 14. FG 9 (4), FT 4-4. M: Pollman 16, Kampwerth 13, G. Boeckmann 11. FG 34 (10), FT 12-25. Waterloo 6 11 6 15 38 Jerseyville 10 13 9 9 41 W (0-5): Huels 10, Lenhardt 10. FG 12 (0), FT 4-7. J (2-3): Z. Ridenhour 13, Kanallakan 11. FG 15 (3), FT 8-13. Althof 23 20 11 20 74 Carbondale 14 12 19 13 58 A (4-1): Ferguson 19, J. Goodwin 19, Young 10. FG 28 (9), FT 9-11. Madison 7 6 18 15 46 Gibault 15 16 17 17 65 G (5-1): J. Rueter 24, Deterding 17, Davis 13. FG 22 (7), FT 14-20. Windsor 12 13 17 12 54 Afton 16 19 11 9 55 A: Ford 19, Gordon 14, Williams 12. FG 22 (6), FT 5-12. SLUH 20 15 18 11 64 Pattonville 7 10 15 10 42 S: Nester 16, McKissic 13, D. Jackson 10. FG 22 (4), FT 16-26. P: Williams 11. FG 14 (2), FT 12-19. FZ South 11 18 7 16 52 Howell 17 9 22 20 68 F: Thomas 18, Bellinger 16. FG 19 (3), FT 11-22. H: Reader 20, Bush 13, Elifritz 13, Ambrose 11. FG 27 (2), FT 12-20.

GIRLS BASKETBALL Wright City 10 8 7 11 36 Conluence 4 15 7 9 35 W: J. Hunter 13. FG 16 (0), FT 4-12. C: Shaw 20, Young 13. FG 14 (2), FT 5-7. Orchard Farm 2 8 5 3 18 Granite City 14 12 11 10 47 O: Dahl 4, N. Heitmann 4, Johnston 4. FG 6 (0), FT 6-22. G: Moore 17, Garrett 10. FG 17 (1), FT 12-24. Mehlville 8 8 9 12 Windsor 9 6 12 15 W: H. Holloway 15. FG 13 (3), FT 13-24.

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Nerinx Hall 20 10 22 Rosati-Kain 5 6 8 N: McArthur 19. FG 27 (0), FT 6-8. R: Theobald 12. FG 9 (3), FT 2-8.

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FZ West 13 12 13 14 52 Marquette 13 14 15 18 60 M: Lomantini 16, Drumm 14, Winkler 14. FG 20 (0), FT 20-32.

Grandview 17 30 6 2 Maplewood-RH 3 3 6 6 G: Sparks 10, Thomlison 10. FG 22 (4), FT 7-17.

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Elsberry 3 4 2 12 21 Winield 10 12 6 13 41 W: P. Ward 17, Hoelting 12, O. Ward 11. FG 12 (4), FT 13-19. North Tech 3 7 18 15 43 O’F Christian 12 17 17 4 50 N: Stith 20, Tate 10. FG 15 (8), FT 5-9. O: Parker 19, Markham 12. FG 21 (4), FT 4-13. Brentwood 3 4 3 7 17 FZ North 14 11 9 14 48 F: Nesslage 13, Pudlowski 12. FG 19 (6), FT 4-10. Pky. South 6 14 5 12 37 Pky. Central 12 14 22 16 64 PS: Steins 20. FG 14 (1), FT 8-14. PC: G. Stephens 29, Horn 12, O. Stephens 11. FG 21 (3), FT 19-24. Jennings 11 15 6 15 47 Luth. South 11 25 17 20 73 L: Member-Meneh 22, Lawson 15, Anderson 10. FG 25 (2), FT 21-41. Lafayette 11 4 18 15 48 Paciic 9 13 12 16 50 P: Flemming 27, Rogers 10. FG 19 (2), FT 10-23. Pky. North 21 21 8 12 62 Pky. West 4 6 8 2 20 PN (5-0): Johnson 16, May 13, Sutton 12. FG 28 (3), FT 3-11. PW: Loaney 8, Poppen 8. FG 6 (2), FT 6-13. Oakville 16 7 11 11 45 Seckman 6 10 10 9 35 O: Ball 11, Costello 11, Walters 10. FG 16 (1), FT 12-36. S: Jeske 19. FG 11 (2), FT 11-24. Union 3 12 6 11 Washington 11 14 14 18 W: Brinker 17, Carpenter 16. FG 21 (12), FT 3-8.

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Staunton 2 4 4 8 18 Litchield 25 14 14 15 68 S: Welch 4. FG 7 (1), FT 3-5. L: Thomack 14, Frerichs 13, Brockmeyer 12, Furlong 10. FG 33 (0), FT 2-8. Metro 22 25 13 8 68 Vashon 5 2 0 1 8 M (2-4): Flowers 28, Burt 16. FG 32 (2), FT 2-6. Ritenour 8 8 4 5 25 Pattonville 8 16 23 11 58 R: Frost 13. FG 10 (1), FT 4-17. P: Danfort 15, M. Brown 11. FG 21 (3), FT 13-26. Valley Park 8 7 2 10 27 Kennedy 14 12 5 7 38 V: Schmidt 11. FG 9 (2), FT 7-18. K: Holmes 8, Schueppert 8. FG 12 (2), FT 12-29. Trinity 7 10 Lift For Life 6 10 T: Fite 19. FG 17 (2), FT 6-25.

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Visitation 10 5 3 19 37 St.Chas. West 4 8 7 11 30 V: Long 16, Torrey 12. FG 12 (2), FT 11-29. S: Poindexter 13. FG 10 (3), FT 7-8. Barat 6 2 4 0 12 Principia 15 20 17 8 60 P (3-2): Bania 29, Hinds 14. FG 20 (11), FT 9-12. Webster 9 19 6 Howell 4 17 6 H: Wilborn 19. FG 13 (6), FT 11-15.

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Luth. North 11 16 7 10 44 Duchesne 17 8 11 12 48 L: Dickson 24, White 10. FG 17 (6), FT 4-4. FH Central 10 8 13 11 Lutheran SC 6 18 14 14 F: Raup 14, Ebert 11. FG 17 (4), FT 4-8. L: Kluesner 34. FG 18 (0), FT 16-26.

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HOCKEY CBC 6, De Smet 0

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Alton 6 16 21 22 65 E. St. Louis 8 24 11 19 62 E: Roberson 21, A. Johnson 14. FG 25 (11), FT 1-9.

Principia 11 12 11 10 44 Brentwood 10 14 14 16 54 P: P. Sellers 11, C. Sellers 10. FG 17 (4), FT 6-9. B: Jones 18, Butters Jones 17. FG 19 (2), FT 14-16.

a zone against the rest of the Flyers, who lost their 10-point halftime lead by the end of the third quarter and trailed by as many as 10 in the fourth. “In the second half we just stopped playing,” Roberson said. “We just gave up.” East St. Louis senior Antonio Johnson, who added 14 points to Roberson’s game-high 21, tried to lead a late comeback with two 3-pointers in the final 90 seconds. But Alton already had made enough shots of its own by that point. Junior Maurice Edwards scored a team-high 19 points for the Redbirds, throwing down two breakaway dunks in the first half and tying the game with a 3 at the end of the third quarter. Sophomore guard Kevin Caldwell kick started the third-period surge with two 3-pointers of his own,

West County 13 19 12 14 Hillsboro 15 22 22 17 H: Schwartz 30, Pinkley 14, Besand 12, Brewer 12. FG 25 (11), FT 15-20.

Whitield 15 10 13 15 53 St. Mary’s 15 10 14 2 41 W: Rucker 12, Berry 11, Watson 11. FG 19 (3), FT 12-17. S: Rasas 9. FG 15 (1), FT 10-22.

Hickman 11 12 10 11 44 Troy 14 3 4 18 39 H: Sutton 15, Hubbard 10, Thomas 10. FG 18 (0), FT 6-18. T: Bassham 15. FG 13 (5), FT 8-14.

Kenny Roberson (left) of East St. Louis drives the baseline for a shot as Maurice Edwards of Alton defends during a game on Friday at East St. Louis High School.

Pky. South 7 3 6 18 34 Pky. Central 5 4 13 17 39 PS: Mullen 8. FG 15 (2), FT 2-6. PC: Green 17, Campbell 12. FG 14 (1), FT 10-26. Westminster 10 11 23 14 58 Haz. East 17 15 14 27 73 W: Cook 22. FG 22 (7), FT 7-12. H: McKelvin 19, Shepherd 19, Manley 11, McBride 10. FG 27 (4), FT 15-21.

Fox 12 9 7 14 Summit 3 8 16 16 S: Jennings 15. FG 13 (7), FT 10-16.

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Pky. North 6 10 9 13 38 Pky. West 15 15 17 21 68 PN: Goodwin 9, Thompson 9. FG 14 (1), FT 9-16. PW: Yess 19, Lathrop 13, Socha 10. FG 27 (3), FT 11-15.

-LEBANON/WESCLIN TOURNAMENT Wesclin vs Lebanon, Illinois, 6:30 p.m. Nashville vs Columbia at Lebanon, Ill., 8 p.m. -TRICO PIONEER INVITATIONAL Shawnee vs Sparta, 4:30 p.m. Steeleville vs Red Bud, 6 p.m. Chester vs Trico, 7:30 p.m. -LUTHERAN SOUTH ROUND ROBIN Liberty (Wentzville) vs Jennings, 12:30 p.m. Lutheran South vs Cape Girardeau Central, 3:30 p.m. -DE SOTO FOUNTAIN CITY CLASSIC Consolation championship Summit vs TBA, 11:30 a.m. Third place 2:30 p.m. Championship 5:30 p.m. -WINFIELD CLASSIC Seventh place Winield vs North County Christian, 2 p.m. Consolation inal FZ East vs Warrenton, 3:30 p.m. Third place Blue Knights vs O’Fallon Christian, 5 p.m. Championship St. Dominic vs Timberland, 6:30 p.m. -MONTGOMERY COUNTY INVITATIONAL Third place Clopton vs Montgomery County, 4:30 p.m. Championship Fulton vs Bowling Green, 7:30 p.m. -CHICAGO ELITE CLASSIC at UIC Pavilion Larkin vs Marian Catholic, 1 p.m. Riverside Brookield vs Gonzaga, 2:30 p.m. East St. Louis vs Evanston, 5:30 p.m. Chaminade vs Miller Grove, 7 p.m. DeMatha vs St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio), 4 p.m. Chicago Simeon vs Whitney Young, 8:30 p.m. -NORM STEWART CLASSIC at Columbia College South Callaway vs Salisbury, 11 a.m. Harrisburg, Missouri vs California , 2 p.m. CBC vs Tolton, 5 p.m. O’Hara vs Hickman, 8 p.m.

Moberly vs Fatima, 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Liberty North vs Rock Bridge, 5 p.m. Sunday. Mexico vs Battle, 8 p.m. Sunday. OTHER AREA GAMES: Meridian vs. ME Luth., at Edwardsville, 2 p.m. Soldan vs. Carnahan, at Vashon, 2 p.m. Sullivan, ILL at Jerseyville, 4:30 p.m. Belleville East at Marion, 6 p.m. Centralia, Illinoi at O’Fallon, 6:15 p.m. Mater Dei at Althof, 7:30 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL -NORTHWEST-CEDAR HILL TOURNAMENT Consolation inal Villa Duchesne vs Ladue, 9 a.m. Saturday. Third place Festus vs Ursuline, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Championship Northwest Cedar Hill vs Hazelwood Central, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. -LUTHERAN SOUTH ROUND ROBIN Lindbergh vs Jennings, 11 a.m. Saturday. Lutheran South vs Gateway Science Academy, 2 p.m. Saturday. -MONTGOMERY COUNTY INVITATIONAL Third place Clopton vs New Haven, 3 p.m. Saturday. Championship Hermann vs Fulton, 6 p.m. Saturday. -28TH TROY INVITATIONAL Seventh place Westminster vs Troy Buchanan, 10 a.m. Saturday. Consolation inal Fort Zumwalt South vs St. Dominic, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Third place Eureka vs St. Charles, 1 p.m. Saturday. Championship Hickman vs Holt, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. OTHER AREA GAMES: Althof at Carbondale, 12:30 p.m. Gillespie at Bunker Hill, 1 p.m. ME Lutheran at Brussels, 1 p.m. Piasa Southwestern at Vandalia, 1 p.m. Borgia at Cor Jesu, 4:30 p.m. Soldan vs. Carnahan, at Vashon, 6 p.m. Gibault at Marissa, 6:15 p.m. Osage vs. St. James, at Eugene, 7 p.m.

WRESTLING Afton Invitational Starting time: 9:15 a.m. Teams: Chaminade, Cleveland, Gateway STEM, Herculaneum, MS-Berkeley, Miller

Career, Normandy, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Windsor. 37th Civic Memorial Tournament Starting time: 9 a.m. Teams: Benton, Carlyle, Centralia, Civic Memorial, East St. Louis, Herrin, Highland, Jacksonville, Jerseville, MaplewoodRichmond Heights, Mater Dei, Mattoon, Vandalia, Waterloo, Wood River. John Burroughs Round Robin Starting time: 9 a.m. Teams: Brentwood, Clayton, John Burroughs, Ladue, Lutheran St. Charles, Priory, Sullivan, Sumner Ron Sauer Duals at Fox Starting times: 9 a.m. Pool A: Belleville East, Holt, Quincy, Nortwest-Cedar Hill. Pool B: Eureka, Fort Zumwalt West, Lockport, Whitield. Pool C: Edwardsville, Fox, Francis Howell Central, Rolla. Pool D: Helias, Oak Forest-River Park, Seckman, Staley. Westminster Tournament Starting times: 9 a.m. Format: Three rounds of pools, followed by 8-man bracket Teams: De Smet, Marquette, MICDS, Moberly, Paciic, Ste. Genevieve, St. Charles West, Summit, Timberland, Washington, Westminster. Parkway South Patriot Classic Starting times: 9 a.m. Teams: Francis Howell, Francis Howell North, Hickman, Jackson, Kirkwood, Lafayette, Lindbergh, McCluer North, Parkway South, Rock Bridge, SLUH, Vianney.

HOCKEY Westminster vs. Oakville, at Afton Rink, 6:30 p.m. St. Mary’s vs. Duchesne, at Rec Plex Sout, 6:45 p.m. Northwest-CH vs. Ladue, at Brentwood Ice, 7:45 p.m. Clayton vs. MICDS, at Afton Rink, 8:15 p.m. St. Louis U. High vs. Fort Zumwalt West, at Rec Plex Sout, 8:30 p.m. Eureka vs. Seckman, at Webster Rink, 8:45 p.m. Lutheran South vs. Whitield, at FSI Shark Tan, 9:10 p.m. Kirkwood vs. Vianney, at Kirkwood Rink, 9:15 p.m. Parkway West vs. John Burroughs, at Brentwood Ice, 9:30 p.m. Summit vs. Chaminade, at Queeny Park, 9:30 p.m.

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Francis Howell forward Rachel Fick (14) looks to move the ball under pressure from Webster Groves guard Jaidah Stewart (21) during the Marquette Basketball Tournament at Marquette High School in Chesterield, Mo.