Alton 76 Raleigh-Egypt (Tennesee) 40
Eleven players scored, including four who reached double figures, in the Redbirds’ dominating victory over Raleigh-Egypt to open play at the Centralia Holiday Tournament Monday.
Tre Smith and Jordan Golley each scored 12, while Marcus Latham and Maurice Edwards scored 11 each. The Redbirds built a 47-10 lead at halftime and out-rebounded the Pharaohs 44-22.
Alton advances to face Arlington in the second round Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Raleigh Egypt will face Cahokia in the loser’s bracket at 8:30 a.m.
Arlington (Tennessee) 59 Cahokia 45
Marvon Crumble scored 10 points for Cahokia, which fell behind 29-16 through the first half and didn’t gain any ground until late in the fourth quarter. Eugene Gully Jr. scored nine for the Comanches and Jackorey Davis added another eight.
Arlington advanced behind a 22 point effort from Nathan Hoover and 17 points from Garret Golday.
Germantown (Tennessee) 90 Salem 44
Darrell Brown Jr. led 12 Germantown scorers with a game-high 23 points to knock Salem to the loser’s bracket. Jonathan Bins scored 18 points and Kevin Cheatham added 11 for the Red Devils.
Kaden Wayer led Salem with 15 points and Brenden Boles scored 14.
Germantown will face Mount Vernon at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Salem faces Jacksonville at 10 a.m.
Mount Vernon 46 Jacksonville 32
Jacksonville opened an eight-point halftime lead, but Mount Vernon closed it quickly by holding the Crimsons to just eight second-half points. The Rams scored 30 points in the final two quarters to advance to the second round.
Braden Fitzjerrells led Mount Vernon with a game-high 22 points. James White led Jacksonville with 11 points.
Champaign Central 64 Addison Trail 50
Tim Finke scored 27 points including 5-of-7 shooting from three-point range to lead Champaign Central to the win. Addison Trail got 18 points from Stevan Jones and Eric Grygo added 15.
Champaign Central led 33-18 at the half and widened the lead to 23 points by the end of the third quarter.
Central will face Christian County (Kentucky), a 75-56 winner of Belleville West, at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. Addison Trail will face West in a 3:30 loser’s bracket game.
Centralia 76 Sullivan 25
Centralia held a comparatively slim 17-point advantage at halftime before a 39-5 second-half rally helped them run away with the victory.
The host Orphans haven’t lost a first-round game at their tournament since 2007. Every player on their roster scored at least once, including D’Aaron Owens who led all scorers with 20 points. He also had four rebounds and seven steals.
Demarc Gilmore scored 13 to lead Sullivan.
Marist 66 O'Fallon 41
Chance Armstrong scored a game-high 18 points, but it wasn't nearly enough for the O'Fallon Panthers, who lost a first-round Centralia Holiday Tournament game, 66-41 to Chicago (Marist).
No other Panther player approached double figures exept for Jarvus Smith, who scored seven,
O'Fallon shot 37 percent from the field, including just 2-of-15 from three-point range. Marist, meanhile, was 62 percent of 42 shots taken, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc.
Morgan Taylor matched Armstrong's 18 to lead Marist, which will advance to a second-round game against Centralia Tuesday at 7:45 p.m. O'Fallon, 1-9 on the season, falls to the loser's bracket where it will face Sullivan. That game starts at 9:15 p.m.