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Look back on all the action from high school basketball holiday tourneys

Flyers hit late 3-pointer in OT to take third place in Collinsville tourney

Junior Zachery Forest hit a late 3-pointer in overtime Friday to give East St. Louis a 67-66 victory over Springfield Southeast in the third-place game of the Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic. Forest made a layup at the buzzer in regulat
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Junior Zachery Forest hit a late 3-pointer in overtime Friday to give East St. Louis a 67-66 victory over Springfield Southeast in the third-place game of the Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic. Forest made a layup at the buzzer in regulat

Here are quick links to all the News-Democrat’s coverage of the region’s holiday high school basketball tournaments. Follow along with live tweets here.

Friday

West advances to first Centralia tourney title game since 2003

Carlyle caps big week at Mater Dei with fifth-place finish

East St. Louis takes third place in dramatic fashion

To cap a crazy week, 7 seed wins Mater Dei Tournament

Pickett’s double-double leads East to consolation title at Collinsville

Smith powers Edwardsville to Collinsville tournament title

West’s late charge not enough as Marist holds on for Centralia title

Thursday

Springfield Southeast, Edwardsville secure semifinal berths

Marist has all the right parts to beat O’Fallon, challenge for tourney title

Highland, Mater Dei to meet in title game in Mascoutah

Nashville denies Mater Dei a shot to win its own tournament

Edwardsville reaches tourney title game behind Smith’s 30 points

Transfer gives West a lift as Maroons advance to tourney semifinal

Wednesday

Mater Dei keeps championship hopes alives with tight win

Okawville Rockets upset again, this time by Central

East comes up short in battle with Eisenhower

Stephen hits nine 3-pointers as top-seeded Edwardsville wins easily

Panthers, Comanches go into double overtime in Centralia

Belleville West, Althoff meet again, and this one goes down to the wire

Mater Dei, Highland, Belleville East advance at Mascoutah Girls Holiday Invitational Tournament

Belleville West produces a dominating victory

Tuesday

Highland stuns Okawville on first day of the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament

Okawville’s Frederking breaks Mater Dei tourney scoring record

Bulldogs take first step to repeat as Mascoutah tourney champs with win over Breese Central

O’Fallon, Belleville East, Althoff win to advance in Mascoutah tourney

Videos

The Okawville Rockets girls basketball team beat the Mascoutah Indians 57-31 at the Mascoutah Holiday Invitational Tournament. The win was the Rockets' ninth straight.

The Althoff Crusaders girls basketball team beat the Carbondale Terriers 62-48 at the Mascoutah Holiday Invitational Tournament. The Crusaders have won seven of their past eight games.

The Edwardsville High School Tigers boys basketball team, of Edwardsville, IL, face off against McCluer North High School Stars boys basketball team, of Florissant, MO, at the Holiday Classic.

O'Fallon junior Ronnie Anthony scored 17 points to lead the O'Fallon Panthers to a win over Cahokia at the 74th Centralia Holiday Basketball Tournament. The Panthers next face Chicago-Marist.

Belleville East Lancers guard Rico Sylvester and Lancers coach Abel Schrader talk about the team's loss at the Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic basketball tournament.

The Belleville East High School Lancers and the Decatur Eisenhower High School Panthers played a tough game at the Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic high school basketball tournament in Collinsville, IL.

The Marist RedHawks of Chicago's East Suburban Catholic League have all the parts of a contender, says O'Fallon Panthers coach Brian Muniz. Marist advanced to the semifinals of the Centralia Holiday Tournament, which includes 16 high school boys b

The Althoff Crusaders defeated the Quincy Blue Devils 73-61 as senior Jordan Goodwin scored 28 points and corralled 10 rebounds. Althoff has advanced to the semifinals of the Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic.

Edwardsville senior Mark Smith talks about his 30-point performance Thursday in the Tigers' win over Springfield Southeast in the Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic.

Nashville Hornets senior Ryan Brink scored 17 points Thursday to lead three players in double figures as his team reached the championship game of the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament with a 55-40 win over the host Mater Dei Knights.

The Belleville West Maroons fell to Marist Catholic (Chicago) in the championship of the 74th Centralia Holiday Tournament. Senior Tyler Dancy and sophomore E.J. Liddell we're both all-tournament picks.

The Belleville West Maroons defeated the Centralia Orphans in the semifinal of the 74th Centralia Holiday High School Basketball Tournament and will face Marist Catholic of Chicago for the championship.

The O'Fallon Panthers boys basketball team salvaged fifth place at the Centralia Holiday Tournament by defeating Thorton Fractional North. The Panthers also defeated Cahokia and Alton. Their lone tournament loss came against championship finalist

Junior Zachery Forest hit a late 3-pointer in overtime Friday to give East St. Louis a 67-66 victory over Springfield Southeast in the third-place game of the Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic. Forest made a layup at the buzzer in regulat

Zachery Forest talks about his two huge shots that helped the East St. Louis Flyers defeat Springfield Southeast in OT in the third-place game at the Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic tournament.

Greg Leib talks about the Althoff Crusaders' 83-75 loss to the Edwardsville Tigers on Friday night in the championship game of the Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic boys basketball tournament.

Connor Toennies had 26 points and 14 rebounds Friday to lead the Carlyle Indians to a 49-44 victory over Briarcrest Christian in the fifth-place game at the Mater Dei Christmas Tournament.

Okawville High senior Noah Frederking scored a career-high 37 points Friday and closed out his Mater Dei Christmas Tournament career as the all-time leading scorer in a 73-50 win over Mater Dei that gave the Rockets third place. Frederking scored

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