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Defending champs Okawville knocked out
The defending Class 1A State Champion Okawville Rockets were eliminated from postseason play after a 71-68 overtime loss to Triopia at the Class 1A Jacksonville Super-Sectional Tuesday.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter and the Rockets took a one-point lead at the half. Triopia bounced back to take a 40-39 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Triopia outscored the Rockets 14-8 in overtime to seal the victory. Senior Will Aubel had a team-high 23 points scored in the loss. Okawville finished the season with an overall record of 21-13.
Nashville heading to state
At the Class 2A Carbondale Super-Sectional, Nashville beat Teutopolis 41-28 to earn a spot in the state finals this weekend. Nashville will play Gibson City on Friday. The winner of that matchup will play for the state championship on Saturday.