HIGHLAND — The Carlyle Indians used a balanced attack to move past the O'Fallon Panthers and into the quarterfinals of the Highland Invitational on Saturday at Highland High School.
Lori Whisenand led the attack with 16 points while Breanna Smith added 11 for Carlyle, which used a 21-11 third-quarter spurt to turn a one-point deficit into a nine-point lead.
The win moves Carlyle into a quarterfinal at 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday against the winner of the Belleville West-Vandalia game
The game had not ended at press time.
Ciara Jones paced O'Fallon with 12 points.
Highland 41, Wesclin 24
The host Bulldogs blanked Wesclin in the third quarter to break open a close game and move into the quarterfinals.
Wesclin led 12-7 after one quarter and trailed just 20-18 at halftime, before Highland took charge in the second half.
Olivia LaPorta led Highland with 14 points, while Amanda Ponce chipped in with 10.
Zoe Christopher led Wesclin with six points.
Salem 61, Althoff 53
Dearria Watson scored 20 points in leading the Salem Wildcats past the Althoff Crusaders.
The 6-foot Watson scored 17 of her points in the first half as the Wildcats grabbed a 32-27 lead by halftime.
The Crusaders got 14 points from both Rachel Kaltwasser and Maggie Reimer.
Kaltwasser tossed in four of the Crusaders' eight 3-pointers.
The Crusaders will play Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City at 4 p.m. Monday in a consolation bracket game.
Nashville 43, Nokomis 33
Shawn Rennergarbe scored 10 of her 14 points in the fourth quarter to help the Nashville Hornettes turn back Nokomis.
The score was tied at 24-24 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Hornettes also got 12 points from Jordi Harre and 10 points from Hannah Yung.
Nokomis' Ashley Schneider led all scorers with 18 points.
Mater Dei 44, Hillsboro 35
The Mater Dei Knights pulled away in the fourth quarter to a win over Hillsboro.
The Knights led 33-31 going into the final period, but outscored Hillsboro 11-4 to secure the win.
Avoynna Kampwerth led the Knights with 13 points, followed by Madeline Lager with 11 points, Lauren Donnewald with 10 points and Lindsay Perks with eight points.
The Knights advance to play the Nashville Hornettes at 8:30 p.m. Monday.
Central 67, Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City 15
The Central Cougars surrendered only six points in the first half as they built up a 32-6 lead by halftime and cruised past Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City.
Kendra Wilken led three Central players in double figures with 14 points. Alexis Strieker and Torre Kohrmann added 11 points.
The Cougars will play Salem at 7 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinal round of the tourney.