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Carbondale too much for O’Fallon

Carbondale's Unree Westley drives past O'Fallon's Burke Watts during their game at the Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving Tournament at Waterloo High School on Monday.
Carbondale's Unree Westley drives past O'Fallon's Burke Watts during their game at the Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving Tournament at Waterloo High School on Monday. znizami@bnd.com

A young O'Fallon team was overwhelmed by the athletic Carbondale Terriers in 73-46 loss at the Battling Bulldogs Thanksgiving Tournament in Waterloo Monday.

Carbondale built a 21-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looked back. Three players reached double figures and eight Terriers in totals scored at least six points.

"It's a tough way to start the season," said O'Fallon head coach Rick Gibson, who has just two returning seniors from last season's 17-11 team. "Carbondale is good and they're strong and they're quick. They were too much for us to handle."

Carbondale opened a 26-point lead, its biggest of the game, at the end of the third. Darius Bean led the charge with 17 points for the Terriers.

For O'Fallon, Chance Armstrong scored a game-high 23 points.

"He's our only player with any real varsity experience," Gibson said. "We're young and we're trying to learn. I'm not unhappy with the effort."

O'Fallon (0-1) is back in Waterloo Tuesday for a 5 p.m. game with the host Bulldogs.

Todd Eschman: 618-239-2540, @tceschman

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