Top performers in high school sports for Dec. 10-14


Shaun Riley II, O’Fallon

Riley tied his season high with 13 points in the Panthers’ 50-45 win over Centralia on Saturday. The sophomore for O’Fallon also recorded six rebounds and one steal in the game.

Jaylin Mosby, Belleville West

Mosby, a senior for the defending Class 4A state champion Maroons, scored a season high 16 points to help Belleville West top conference rival Edwardsville 55-33.

EJ Liddell, Belleville West

Liddell, a member of the 2018 Class 4A state championship team and the 2018 Mr. Basketball in Illinois, scored a team high 23 points as the Maroons barely beat East St. Louis 54-50.

Isaiah May, Belleville East

May’s 16 points, four rebounds and three steals placed the Lancers in great position as they topped O’Fallon 55-47.

Donovan Clay and Malik Smith, Alton

The senior duo of Clay and Smith scored 16 points apiece, lifting Alton past conference rival Collinsville 59-57.

Jonah James, Columbia

James scored a team high 19 points to lead the way for the Eagles in their 65-43 win over conference foe Salem. James, a sophomore, also had four steals.

Jake Kruse, Highland

Kruse, a senior for the Bulldogs, scored a season high 22 points, three from 3-point range, in Highland’s lopsided 69-35 win over Jerseyville.

Carter Wiegard, Red Bud

Wiegard was the only Musketeer to score in double digtis and he did it in style with 28 points as Red Bud topped Wood River 55-36.

Andrew Raymond, Wood River

Despite Raymond’s impressive 25 point effort, Wood River fell to Fox 50-43. Raymond, a junior for the Oilers, also fought hard on defense, securing 10 rebounds and two steals.

Brady Boeckmann, Mater Dei

Boeckmann came out in full force for the Knights on Friday, scoring a team high 16 points, four from three-point range, as Mater Dei topped Gibault 65-43.

Nate Brede, Wesclin

The Warriors might have dropped their game against Salem 52-38, but senior Nate Brede scored 12 points, three from three-point range in the loss.

Cole Khoury and Jon Peterson, Columbia

Khoury and Peterson topped the scoreboard for the Eagles with 17 points each and collected six rebounds apiece in Columbia’s 64-57 win over Freeburg.


Caite Knutson, Collinsville

In the Kahoks’ 54-46 win over Triad on Saturday, Knutson led the way scoring 17 points, grabbing three rebounds and adding three steals.

Shaniah Nunn, Belleville West

Nunn scored a season high 23 points in the Maroons’ 52-44 weekend win over Althoff.

Amelia Bell and Makayla Best, O’Fallon

Bell and Best scored 12 points apiece as the Lady Panthers outscored Triad 57-37 for a nonconference win on Tuesday night.

Bryce Dowell, Belleville East

Dowell’s team-high 21 points were just enough to edge the Lancers past crosstown rival Belleville West 39-32. Dowell then scored 26 points to help propel the Lancers to their second straight win over a Belleville city school this week as they topped Althoff 64-55 on Wednesday night. Later in the week, Dowell scored 15 points to help lead Belleville East past O’Fallon 60-47.

Shawnta Johnson, East St. Louis

Johnson led the way for the Flyers with a season and team high 14 points as East St. Louis topped Belleville West 44-33.

Tiffani Siekmann, Althoff

Siekmann, a senior for the Lady Crusaders, scored 20 points as Althoff topped Centralia 64-59 on Thursday night.

Anna Hall, Civic Memorial

Hall was the only Lady Eagle to score in double digits with 20 points as Civic Memorial topped Collinsville 51-42 on Monday night. Hall, a junior, also had six rebounds and two steals.

Colleen Cockrell, Freeburg

Cockrell’s team high 12 points helped propel Freeburg past Lebanon 43-39 on Monday. On Thursday night, Cockrell’s 18 points were just the boost that Freeburg needed to top Mount Vernon 42-39. The senior for Freeburg also excelled on defense with 12 rebounds and one steal.

Mackenzie Hancock, Wesclin

Wesclin inched past Father McGivney 48-45 with the help of Mckenzie Hancock’s 15 points and seven rebounds.

Adrenna Snipes, Alton Marquette

Snipes scored 14 points as the Explorers easily moved past Granite City 53-23. Later in the week, Snipes topped the scoreboard again for the Explorers with 20 points as Marquette beat Father McGivney 52-26.

Sophia Bonaldi and Lexi Touchette, Columbia

Columbia topped Red Bud 62-43 on Wednesday night at the Gibault Candy Cane Classic with the senior duo of Bonaldi and Touchette shining on both ends of the court. Bonaldi scored a team high 20 points and added three rebounds and four steals to her performance. Touchette scored 16 points and was not to be outdone on the defensive end as she recorded a team high 12 rebounds along with two steals. The Lady Eagles advanced to play in the championship game of the tournament on Saturday.

Emily Reinneck, Lebanon

Reinneck continued her admirable senior season by scoring 22 points in the Greyhounds’ 52-38 non-conference win over Gillespie.