High School Sports

Top high school sports performances March 2 to March 8

Carlos Anderson

Alton •  Basketball

Anderson, a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recruit, scored 18 points to lead the Redbirds to a convincing 44-27 victory over Edwardsville on Friday in the Class 4A Edwardsville Regional title game.

Tarkus Ferguson

Althoff •  Basketball

Ferguson proved to be too much for his former Cahokia High School teammates to handle as he scored 21 points in the Crusaders’ 65-53 win in the title game of the Class 3A Mascoutah Regional on Friday. The regional championship was the Crusaders first since the 2009 season.

Noah Frederking

Okawville •  Basketball

Frederking continues to show why he is among one the top sophomore basketball talents in the state, helping the Okawville Rockets get to within a super-sectional victory of their first state tournament trip since a second-place finish in 1987. Frederking scored a combined 39 points in the Rockets’ 1A sectional wins last week, including 20 in the 57-43 sectional championship win Friday over Carrollton. He racked up 19 points in a little more than three quarters of action in the 78-35 semifinal victory over Morrisonville.

Jordan Goodwin

Althoff •  Basketball

Goodwin had another solid week as he totaled 35 points in helping to lead the Crusaders to the Class 3A Mascoutah Regional title. Goodwin had 19 points in Althoff’s 66-35 semifinal win over Mascoutah and then had 16 in the 65-53 victory over Cahokia in the championship game.

Ben Lampe

Mater Dei •  Basketball

The senior forward combined for 45 points in Mater Dei’s two sectional wins last week, lighting up Greenville for 24 in the semifinals before contributing 21 points and 11 rebounds in the 51-37 sectional championship win Friday over Pinckneyville. The 6-foot-3 center is the Knights’ second-leading scorer at 13.3 points per game and also averages 3.6 rebounds.

Jakob Lowrance

Civic Memorial •  Basketball

The Eagles’ senior big man was nearly spot on his season averages with 19 points, 12 rebounds (nine defensive), and three blocked shots in a 48-42 win over Highland in the Jerseyville 3A sectional semifinals. Lowrance then scored a game-high 27 points in a 53-45 win over Jersevyille to lead Civic Memorial to its first regional championship in 22 years.

Sam Toennies

Mater Dei •  Basketball

Continuing a trend of becoming a much bigger part of Mater Dei’s success story, the senior guard scored 11 points each of the Knights’ two victories at the Class 2A Wood River Sectional. He was Mater Dei’s quarterback in football and has assumed a similar role on the basketball court, pushing the ball upcourt and finding open teammates while finding plenty of offensive openings on his own.

Anfirnee Wilkinson

Collinsville •  Basketball

Wilkinson powered the Kahoks to their dramatic 58-50 comeback victory over top-seeded East St. Louis in the Class 4A Belleille West Regional championship game Friday. He scored a game-high 23 points with three 3-pointers and was 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter as Collinsville fought off a late comeback by the Flyers.