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Regional Roundup: Regional champions crowned

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Okawville grabs regional title

In an exciting game at the Class 1A Marissa Regional, Okawville edged past host Marissa 52-51 to claim the regional crown. The two teams battled the entire game, with several lead changes throughout the night. At the half the score sat at 29-24 in favor of Marissa. After Okawville charged out to a nine-point lead late in the third quarter, the Meteors bounced back to take a 40-37 lead going into the fourth. With 1.3 seconds left on the clock, Okawville scored to seal the victory. Marissa finished its season with a record of 25-3. The defending Class 1A State champion will play in its home sectional on Wednesday.

Nashville tops Wesclin

Nashville beat Wesclin 45-30 to claim the Class 2A Carlyle Regional Championship. Bryce Bultman and Carson Parker scored 15 points a piece for the Hornets. Wesclin finished the season 16-16. Nashville will take on West Frankfort at the Class 2A DuQuoin Sectional on Wednesday.

Hemann leads Alton Marquette to regional crown

Nick Hemann scored 16 points and Christ Hartrich pitched in 14 in the Explorers’ 44-40 win over Greenville at the Class 2A Piasa Southwestern Regional Championship. Alton Marquette will play Pinckneyville at the DuQuoin Sectional on Tuesday.

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