COLLINSVILLE — Collinsville was right at home beyond the 3-point line Friday night.
The Kahoks made their first eight 3-pointers and finished 9-for-13 from beyond the arc as they upset second-seeded Chatham Glenwood 45-39 in the quarterfinals of the Collinsville-Schnucks Holiday Classic.
Senior Falando Wilkinson led the long-range attack with six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points. Senior Briley Kellison had two 3s and 12 points, while senior Chris Mathes had one 3 and played a key role on defense.
"We made eight of our first eight?" Collinsville coach Darin Lee asked. "Well, why didn't we score more points? Dang, I didn't know we shot it that well."
The victory sends the Kahoks (6-5) into the semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Quincy (10-1).
The win also meant that the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 seeds --Central State Eight Conference members Chatham Glenwood, Springfield Southeast and Lincoln --all were eliminated from championship contention.
Quincy toppled third-seeded Springfield Southeast in another quarterfinal Friday; fourth-seeded Lincoln fell to Oakville, Mo. in the first round Thursday.
Collinsville led 33-29 after three quarters, then built a 39-31 lead on a layup by sophomore Sean Davis (eight points) with 3:47 to play.
Chatham Glenwood (10-3) twice got within two points, but the Kahoks clinched the victory when Mathes hit a pair of free throws with 13.5 seconds left.
Senior Craig Fuchs had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Titans, but the Kahoks employed a box-and-one against Chatham Glenwood junior Peyton Allen and held the Division I prospect to 10 points.
Mathes and junior Jacob Shaffer chased Allen in the box-and-one, limiting him to 3-for-6 shooting from the field.
Allen injured his left ankle late in the third quarter and left the game, but returned soon and seemed to play without any obvious discomfort in the fourth quarter.
East St. Louis 62, Oakville 46
The unseeded Flyers (6-6) won again to reach the semifinals against top-seeded Belleville East at 1 p.m. today (see related story on D1).
Senior Deshawn Munson had 17 points and six assists for the Flyers, who outscored the Tigers 32-21 in the second half.
"It was just a little more effort on the defensive end," Flyers coach Tony Young said of his team's second-half key. "They came out and ratcheted it up a little bit on the defensive end."
Senior Daniel Williams contributed 16 points and senior Johnny McCray had 11 points and nine rebounds. McCray also helped limit 6-foot-10 Oakville junior Austin Gillmann to eight points.
Quincy 51, Springfield Southeast 44
In a mild upset, the Blue Devils slipped past the Spartans by outscoring them 18-9 in the fourth quarter.
Senior Martin Kvitle had 23 points for Quincy, although he was just 8-for-15 from the line. Senior Jagger Anderson scored 12 points to lead Springfield Southeast (7-3).
Althoff 73, Riverview Gardens 66
Junior guard Kevin Renner scored a career-high 31 points and was 14-for-17 from the field for the winning Crusaders.
Renner, who also had four assists and four rebounds, shattered his previous high of 26 points, set Dec. 14 against Carbondale.
"Whenever I got open, my teammates found me and I got my shots," Renner said. "My shots were falling today. It definitely sets a higher standard, but it feels good at the same time. Hopefully, in the future I can score more and play even better games."
The Crusaders (8-3) committed 18 turnovers, but shot 48 percent from the field (25-for-52) and bounced back from a 57-44 loss to Decatur MacArthur in the opening round Thursday.
Freshman Keenen Young, making his second consecutive start for senior Ryan Marcum (flu), added 18 points after scoring 22 against MacArthur. Young was 9-for-10 from the free-throw line.
"We came out and executed pretty well, hit some shots and I thought we guarded and rebounded a lot better," Crusaders coach Greg Leib said. "They're a tough matchup for a lot of people. I don't think their record's indicative of how good they could really be."
Tyrin Williams, who scored 36 points for Riverview Gardens (1-8) on Thursday in its loss to Belleville East, had 29 against Althoff.
The Crusaders led 28-21 at halftime and pulled away in the second half when they went 14-for-21 from the field.
"We were a lot hungrier today; we wanted that win," Renner said. "We felt like we should have won (Thursday), so that made us hungrier today."
Althoff will play Lincoln in the consolation semifinals at 1 p.m. Saturday in the auxiliary gymnasium.
Lincoln 55, Urbana 20
The Railsplitters made 13 3-pointers --one shy of the tournament record. But one record was set: No free throws were shot.
The fourth quarter was played with a running clock, which occurs when a team has at least a 30-point lead after three quarters.
Junior Tyler Horchem scored 20 points and made six 3-pointers for Lincoln (9-3).
Urbana (4-8) was 9-for-32 from the field (28 percent). No player scored more than five points.
Granite City 55, Dunlap 52
The Warriors held off Dunlap as senior Devin Narvaez made four free throws in the final 33 seconds.
Narvaez led all scorers with 19 points and senior Perry Grimes had 16. Senior Omar Walker had 12 points and nine rebounds as Granite City boosted its record to 7-5.
Triad 44, (Decatur) Eisenhower 40
The Knights got 12 points apiece from seniors Lucan Criley and Jordan Felax to outlast the Panthers (2-9).
Triad (3-9) will play Granite City in the consolation semifinals at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
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