Cahokia tournament-opening loss to Collisnville last Saturday decided the championship. Cahokia closed the tourney out with four wins, including a 54-44 win over Quincy-Notre Dame Saturday.
"It's good to come play against good competition," said Cahokia coach Darian Nash. "It's a good tune up for the playoffs and we get to see good coaching and good players and good talent."
The day started early for the Comanches. After a less-than-satisfying nine-point win over Marquette Friday, Nash put his team on the floor for a 6 a.m. workout.
The message was received.
Cahokia was ahead 26-13 at halftime and never looked back. The Comanches evened their season record at 10-10.
"We worked really hard this morning then came out and played pretty good," Nash said. "That's the thing, effort. If we can just have a little more effort, it'll take us a long way."
Makil Brown led Cahokia with a game-high 15 points. Also scoring for the Comaches were Montez Crumble Jr. with 11, DeVonte Williams Jr. with six, Jeremy Franklin with five, Jackorey Davis and Quantez Miller with four each, LaMaris George and Brendon Chism with three apiece, and Eugenen Gully Jr. with one.
Crumble represented Cahokia on the all-tournament team.
Ben Welper led Notre Dame with 10 points.