Argus averaged 221 for her six games as she won the individual title Saturday at the Johnston City Sectional at Southern Illinois Bowl in Carterville . Argus is one of several local bowlers who will compete at the IHSA Girls State Bowling Tournament, which begins on Friday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
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Granite City basketball
Berry, a senior guard, continued his highly productive season by scoring 31 points Friday in a 54-47 Southwestern Conference loss to Edwardsville. Berry is averaging a team-high 20.3 points for the Warriors, who had won four straight before losing to the Tigers.
Perhaps the metro-east area’s top hope at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament this weekend, Bittle remained undefeated and unteeted as he ran through the competition in the 120-pound weight class at the Class 1A Carterville Sectional. Bittle is 41-0 this season.
Jarrid Braunagel, Danny Braunagel and Zac Braunagel
After winning titles at the Althoff Regional the previous week, the Braunagel brothers turned the wrestling trifecta again on Saturday at the Carterville Sectional. Jarrid Braunagel won the 138-pound title while Danny Braunagel took the 145-pound crown and Zac Braunagel won the 170-pound title.
East St. Louis basketball
Carter, a 6-1 junior, scored 16 points for the Flyers on Friday as they ran away from Belleville West 70-55 in a Southwestern Conference game.
Coldon, a 6-1 junior, led the Crusaders to an 82-61 victory over host Belleville West on Saturday by scoring a game-best 20 points as Althoff sank 13 3-pointers and clinched the city championship. Coldon has scored 66 points in the last four games, including nine Friday in Althoff’s first road win over Centralia since 2006.
Tyler Dunn and Christopher Tucker
East St. Louis wrestling
Both seniors, Dunn and Tucker put themselves in position for a possible run at a the state title by winning sectional crowns at the Class 2A Mahomet-Seymour Sectional. Dunn won the 126-pound title while Tucker took the top medal at the 113-pound division.
The senior guard tossed in 27 points Tuesday in a 57-45 Cahokia Conference victory over Wesclin, then added 21 points Friday for the Cougars (24-4) in a 57-45 win over Greenville.
Lathram erupted for 33 points and sank seven 3-pointers Friday in Alton’s 71-51 Southwestern Conference victory over Collinsville. The senior guard leads the Redbirds in scoring, averaging 16.5 points.
Belleville West basketball
The impressive freshman went off for 30 points Tuesday in a 54-50 victory over Mater Dei. Liddell averages 17.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Maroons.
The talented junior guard went over 1,200 points in his career last week, scoring 28 points Tuesday and hitting all 16 free-throw attempts in a 66-58 win over Freeburg. Averaging 17.9 points, Moss also had 14 points Friday in a conference loss to Jerseyville.
Mater Dei basketball
The high-scoring senior had another strong week with 27 points Friday in a 61-48 win over North Tech and 22 on Tuesday in a loss to Belleville West.
One of only two undefeated wrestlers in the metro-east, Rakers ran his winning streak to 39 straight matches Saturday by winning the 160-pound crown at the Class 2A Mahomet-Seymour Sectional.
Morgan St. James
Belleville East girls basketball
A 6-foot senior center, St. James torched Granite City for 32 points and 15 rebounds Tuesday in a 60-33 win and also had 16 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday in a 64-38 conference win over Collinsville. She averages 8.4 points and 7.1 rebounds.
Triad girls basketball
It was a big week for the 5-foot-10 Thompson, a Central Methodist University recruit, who became the Knight’s career scoring leader with 1,591 points. Thompson accomplished the feat with a 34-point outburst in Triad’s 70-51 regular-season ending win over Waterloo. Thompson also scored a combined 53 points in the Knights (23-3) wins over Jerseyville and Freeburg.
Central girls basketball
The dominant Class 2A player in the metro-east, Wilken gave the home crowd one final thrill as she scored 26 points in the Cougars 47-29 win over Althoff on Thursday in the title game of the Central Girls Basketball Regional. Wilken also scored 14 points in Central’s 90-40 win over Carlyle on Wednesday.
Cole Witzig, Merik Fulton and John McKinney
Competing in one of the most difficult sectionals in the state Saturday at Mahomet-Seymour High School, these three Knights continued to shine as they won sectional wrestling titles. Witzig won the 170-pound crown while Fulton won at 132 and McKinney took the title at 195.