Dunks, blocks and big shots by local boys and girls basketball teams
Jackson Holmes, Columbia
Holmes led the way for Columbia with a double-double including 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Eagles’ 61-60 win over Civic Memorial.
Sam LaPorta, Highland
The senior scored 16 points in a 53-44 Mississippi Valley Conference win over Mascoutah. His short jumper with 2:53 left in the first quarter made him just the 18th player in Bulldogs history to reach 1,000 points for his career.
Luke Ervie, Freeburg
Ervie scored 25 points, leading Freeburg to a 62-59 win over Okawville.
Luke Cox, Triad
Cox scored an impressive 34 points, including five 3-pointers, in the Knights’ 61-58 loss to Gibault.
Nate Brede, Wesclin
Despite senior Nate Brede’s 21-point effort, the Warriors fell to Vandalia 59-49.
Philip Reinhardt, Valmeyer
Reinhardt scored 20 points, with three baskets from behind the arc, in Valmeyer’s 50-52 loss to New Athens.
Ashley Schloer and Kayla Gordon, O’Fallon
Schloer, a senior, and Gordon, a junior, scored 13 points apiece in the Panthers’ 65-54 conference win over Belleville East. With only two games left in the season, both conference matchups, O’Fallon is in second place in the Southwestern Conference with a 22-6 record behind first place Edwardsville.
Ali Barisch, Triad
Barisch’s 14 points helped to propel the Knights to a 43-24 win over Granite City on Tuesday night.
Madison Webb and Anna McKee, Father McGivney
Webb was on fire for the Griffins on Tuesday night and secured a double double with a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds. McKee was not far behind, scoring 15 points. With the help of Webb and McKee, Father McGivney easily topped Metro-East Lutheran 59-26. The Griffins have one more game left in the regular season and sit in second place in the Prairie State Conference standings after Alton Marquette with a 19-10 record.