High School Sports

This week’s top high school performers

Here are the top metro-east high school sports performers for the week of Jan. 12 through Jan. 18:

CARLOS ANDERSON

Alton •  Basketball

Anderson, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recruit, was 7-for-10 from the field and scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half as Alton, which trailed 33-30 in the third quarter, tripped Edwardsville 63-52.

BRENDAN BERNHARDT

Wesclin •  Basketball

Bernhardt tossed in a season-high 26 points Saturday in a 63-59 victory over the Okawville Rockets.

Imani Berry

Belleville West •  Basketball

The senior was the game-high scorer twice last week in West wins. She led the Maroons with 19 points in 53-48 defeat of Belleville East and 23 in a 62-24 defeat of Collinsville. Then, in a supporting role to teammate Shay Fluker’s 31 points, Berry pitched in 14 to help West to a 58-34 defeat of Nokomis at the Highland Tournament. Her 19.1 points per game ranks 14th in the St. Louis area and No. 4 in the metro-east.

JA’VA BROCK

Cahokia •  Basketball

Brock was the lone bright spot on an otherwise dismal week for the Comanches. Brock scored 33 points in a 64-62 loss to Centralia and 34 points in an 82-78 loss to Carbondale. Brock was 8-for-11 from the three-point line against Carbondale.

DARRIUS EDWARDS

Alton •  Basketball

Edwards kept the Redbirds in contention against East St. Louis on Tuesday, busting loose for a game-high 23 points in a 67-58 loss on the road. Edwards hit two 3-pointers and was 7-for-9 from the free-throw line.

SHAY FLUKER

Belleville West •  Basketball

Sometimes inconsistent but never boring. Fluker was on her game this week for the Maroons who have now won nine of their last 10 games. Fluker scored 19 points in a 62-34 win over Collinsville, Fluker then scored 31 points as West (15-4) ran past Nokomis 58-34 at the Highland Tournament.

BRENDON GOOCH

Althoff •  Basketball

The junior guard had 16 points Friday in a 64-55 South Seven Conference win over Marion, then tossed in 20 the following night in the Crusaders’ dominant 75-33 victory over the Gibault Hawks.

AMBER MATCHETT

Freeburg •  Bowling

The senior had a memorable week on the lanes in helping the Midgets wrap up the Cahokia Mounds Division of the Southern Illinois High School Bowling Conference. Matchett had a game of 256 on Monday and a 645 series, a 254 game and a 591 series on Tuesday and a 255 game and a 605 series on Wednesday.

JAVON PICKETT

Boys •  basketball

Pickett, a sophomore, scored 27 points as the Lancers (5-10) picked up their first Southwestern Conference win of the season with a 65-62 overtime triumph over Granite City. He currently leads the Lancers with 14.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

KARON RANDOLPH

East St. Louis •  Basketball

Randolph scored 19 points and made two key 3-pointers in the fourth quaerter Tuesday as the Flyers remained undefeated in the Southwestern Conference with a 67-58 victory over visiting Alton.

KYLE SMITH

Marissa •  Basketball

Smith had 20 points Thursday in a 57-56 loss to Shawnee at the Chestern Invitational, then fired in 21 Saturday in a 50-41 tournament win over Cobden. He’s averaging just over 19 points per game this season.

CALEB WEGNER

O’Fallon •  Basketball

Wegner came off the bench to score 21 points and sink five 3-pointers Saturday to help lead the O’Fallon Panthers to a 72=32 victory over Liberty North from Missouri in the championship game of the Kirkwood (Mo.) Denver Miller Classic Tournament.

KENDRA WILKEN

Central •  Basketball

One of the region’s top girls basketball forwards, Wilken contributed 32 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks Saturday in the Cougar’s 78-58 first-round win over Carlyle at the Highland Invitational.

ANFIRNEE WILKINSON

Collinsville •  Basketball

Wilkinson had one of his top performance this season last Friday, helping the Kahoks win on the road against Belleville West with a 25-point outing. Wilkinson had three 3-pointers in the first half and was steady as a scoring threat and Collinsville’s point guard handling West’s defensive pressure.

COURTNEY WOMBACHER

Mascoutah •  Bowling

Wombacher had games of 213, 242 and 247 to finish with a 702 series last week in a match against Highland.

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