Okawville freshman Noah Frederking continued his impressive debut season Friday by scoring 19 points in the Rockets' 43-33 victory over the Gibault Hawks.
Senior Jacob Brammeier added 13 points for the Rockets (16-6), while Gibault senior Wes Degener led all scorers with 20 points.
After Degener's 20 points, the next highest scorer for Gibault (16-6) was Nick Row with six points. Okawville led 23-13 at halftime and held off the Hawks down the stretch.
The Class 1A rivals will compete in the same regional. Gibault, which was upset 61-60 Wednesday by Triad, was fourth in the latest 1A state rankings while Okawville received votes.
Central 71, Columbia 62
The Central Cougars (18-4 , 7-1 Cahokia Conference) won their 12th straight game, a conference victory over Columbia fueled by 22 points from senior guard Jacob Timmermann and 17 by sophomore Logan Kohrmann.
Columbia (7-16, 2-5) got 17 points from Ryan Gudeman and 11 from Cole Foster, while Austin Schidle added 14 for the Cougars.
Carlyle 55, Wesclin 42
Needing a solid win to gain some traction in the Cahokia Conference, the Carlyle Indians(15-8, 4-2) got some as Alex Voss tossed in 20 points and Matt Hilmes added 15. Alex Smith topped Wesclin (8-14, 3-5) with 19 points.
Waterloo 45, Triad 44, OT
The Waterloo Bulldogs (14-5, 5-1 Mississippi Valley Conference) continued their march toward a MVC title by squeaking past Triad (6-15, 3-4) in overtime. Waterloo got 11 points from Shane Lenhardt in a tight defensive struggle while Triad's Andrew Ducharme led all scorers with 12 points and Noah Moss had 10.
Highland 61, Madison 47
Aaron Elledge tossed in 17 points and Joe Duncan added 12 as Class 3A Highland knocked off 1A power Madison in a nonconference game. Tyvon Powers led Madison with 16 points.
Freeburg 61, Red Bud 58
Jacob Mueller scored 23 points and Justin Diecker added 22 as the Freeburg Midgets (11-9, 5-2) held off Red Bud (4-19, 1-7) in a Cahokia Conference game. Josh Snyder led Red Bud with 18 points while Addison Gunter had 14 and Caleb Grohmann had 13.
Nashville 73, Sparta 45
Hunter Beetley had 22 points and Royce Newman added 14 as the Nashville Hornets (18-6 overall, 7-0) strengthened their hold on first place in the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference's Mississippi Division.