Granite City Basketball
With teammate Kenny Berry sidelined with a knee injury, Allen did everything he could as he scored 35 points in the Warriors 72-55 loss to Belleville East on Friday. Allen hit 11 of his 16 field-goal attempts and sank all three of his 3-point tries.
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One of the best pure shooters to hit the area in some time, the junior guard sank six 3-pointers and scored 23 points in Althoff’s South Seven Conference road win over Mount Vernon. Bateman is averaging 13.5 points and has nailed 43 of his 67 3-point attempts this season, a 64-percent success rate.
Belleville West Basketball
Dancy, a junior, had 22 points, five rebounds and three assists to help spark West past Collinsville 64-46 on Friday in Collinsville. He was 10-for-15 from the field.
Metro-East Lutheran Basketball
The metro-east’s top scorer at 24.3 points per game, Fifer knocked down 29 points and four 3-pointers Saturday in an 85-56 victory over Litchfield at the Litchfield Invitational.
It was another big week for Frederking, a junior guard and Division I prospect. He scored 23 points in the Rockets’ 79-40 victory over Woodlawn on Tuesday, then fired in 28 points Friday in a 62-56 victory over Wesclin. Frederking is among the St. Louis area scoring leaders at 21.2 points per game.
Belleville West Basketball
Liddell, a powerful 6-6 freshman, scored a game-high 27 points, grabbed six rebounds, had three assists and three blocked shots in the Maroons’ 64-46 victory over host Collinsville on Friday. Liddell was 8-for-11 from the field.
Wood River Basketball
The 6-1 senior guard tossed in 30 points and seven 3-pointers Saturday in a 69-40 loss to Roxana as Roxana got 21 points and five 3-pointers from Trace Gentry. Marks is averaging just under 23 points this season.
Midgett, a junior, scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half Friday as the Kahoks fell to Belleville West 64-46 in a Southwestern Conference game.
One of five premier bowlers on the Panthers squad, Orf averaged just three pins short of 250 for his six games as he led O’Fallon to the team title at the Columbia Bowling Regional on Saturday at West Park Bowl in Columbia.. Orf finished with a total of 1,497 pins as O’Fallon won the team crown.
One of three champions that helped Edwardsville win the St. Charles West Invitational over the weekend, Prosser (36-2) won the 170-pound championship. Other Edwardsville champions at the event included Mason Taylor (18-2) at 160 pounds and heavyweight Bobby Burnside (19-5).
Belleville East Girls Basketball
One of the fastest players in the metro-east, Rainey has already established herself as one of the best as she scored 21 points and added six assists in the Lancers 73-70 overtime win over Belleville West. The freshman then scored 12 points and dished out seven assists in the Lancers 16-point win over Granite City.
The senior hit six 3-pointers and scored 23 points Friday in state-ranked Central’s 66-35 Cahokia Conference win over Red Bud. He has 31 3-pointers this season and is averaging just under nine points.
Smith has been nearly unstoppable in recent weeks as the junior continues his assault on Marissa’s all-time scoring record. He scored 32 points Saturday with five 3-pointers against Dongola at the Chester Invitational. Smith also had 28 points at the tourney on Monday against Cobden and 18 in a loss to New Athens on Wednesday. Smith is among the top scorers in the St. Louis area at 21.9 points per game.
Sophie Thompson and Abby Burroughs
Triad Girls Basketball
This dynamic duo combined for 79 points as the Knights (15-2) raced to easy wins over Mascoutah and Carlyle this week. Thompson, who recently became the second leading scorer in school history, scored 26 points in the win over Carlyle
Highland Girls Basketball
An unsung hero on the Bulldogs, Wellen scored 41 points as Highland (17-3) ran its winning streak to 14 games with wins over Mascoutah, Civic Memorial and Nokomis this week.
Central Girls Basketball
The premier Class 2A post player in the state, Wilken totaled 55 points as the top-ranked Cougars defeated Red Bud, Columbia and Okawville last week. Wilken went over the 2,000 point mark for her career against Columbia then totaled 24 points in the Cougars win over Okawville.
Althoff girls basketball
The Crusaders top offensive player, Vaught scored 24 points and went over the 1,000 point mark for her career as the Crusaders shocked Teutopolis 44-41 on Satuday at the Highlanf Tournament. Althoff has won four of its last five games,