Girls Basketball

Mater Dei girls upset top-ranked Harrisburg in sectional title game

Mater Dei gets an upset win over #1 ranked Harrisburg

In the Class 2A McLeansboro Sectional championship Thursday, Mater Dei came away with a 55-44 win against undefeated Harrisburg.

The Knights had their work cut out for them but surprised Harrisburg by leading for a majority of the game. At the half, Mater Dei had a 28-22 lead.

Both sides were on edge as the game entered the fourth quarter with Mater Dei still on top 39-28.

Mater Dei (23-7) will play Teutopolis at the Salem super-sectional Monday.

East St. Louis tops Civic Memorial for regional crown

East St. Louis beat Civic Memorial 42-36 on Thursday to claim the Class 3A Civic Memorial Regional championship.

East St. Louis (16-10) will play Carterville at the Carbondale sectional Tuesday.

Salem narrowly beats Carbondale for regional championship

Salem topped Carbondale 46-43 on Thursday to win the Class 3A Mount Vernon Regional championship.

Salem will play Central at the Carbondale sectional Tuesday.