Boys Basketball

Centralia boys win at the buzzer; Lebanon girls suffer first loss

Boys basketball

Centralia beats the buzzer

Centralia won 61-59 over Paducah Tilghman on Saturday at the Pinckneyville Showcase.

The victory came in the final stretch, with a layup just as the buzzer sounded.

Centralia will play Mattoon on Tuesday.

Marion tops Mater Dei

Marion beat Mater Dei 47-36 on Saturday at the Pinckneyville Showcase.

Mater Dei led 18-12 at halftime, but a strong second half pushed Marion to the win.

Jackson Connor led the way for the Wildcats, scoring a team-high 13 points.

Marion (15-6) will play Cahokia on Friday. Mater Dei (10-12) will play Central on Saturday.

Girls basketball

Lebanon falls in championship game

Quincy Notre Dame defeated Lebanon 52-45 to win the Carrollton Tournament.

It is the first loss of the season for the Greyhounds, who wasted a 26-point effort from senior Krista Bass.

Lebanon (24-1) will play Valmeyer on Tuesday.

Okawville picks up another win

Okawville beat Gibault 52-37 on Saturday.

Okawville (17-7) will play Carlyle on Monday. Gibault (12-8) will play Alton Marquette, also on Monday.

Highland edges past Collinsville

Highland beat Collinsville 59-56 on Saturday.

Highland (16-9) will play McCluer North on Tuesday. Collinsville (8-12) will be back in conference action against Belleville West, also on Tuesday.

Winkeler leads Mater Dei to win

Kierra Winkeler scored 17 points in Mater Dei’s 40-29 victory over Nashville on Saturday.

Nashville (16-8) will play Pinckneyville on Tuesday. Mater Dei (18-7) will play Teutopolis on Monday.

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