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updated: 12/5/2017 4:03 PM

BOYS BASKETBALL

Chester 58, North Tech 37

CAMPBELL HILL -- The Chester Yellow Jackets opened their season with a win over North Tech on the second night of the Ernie Bozarth Memorial/Trico Tournament on Nov. 28. Keith Kiner III led the way for Chester with 14 points, while Nick Heffernan added 10. Eight of the 11 players who saw action for the Yellow Jackets scored. Chester had a dominant first half in the win, jumping out to a 17-8 lead after the first quarter that grew to a 40-19 advantage at halftime.

Steeleville 59, Sparta 48

CAMPBELL HILL -- Noah Valleroy scored 14 points to lead three players in double figures and Steeleville evened its tournament record at 1-1 with a win over Sparta on Nov. 28. Brad Mevert had 12 points and Owen Gross chipped in 10 for the Warriors, who used a 28-point second quarter to build a 41-19 lead at halftime. Jonathan Williams scored a team-high 12 points for Sparta (0-1) in the loss.

Murphysboro 54, Chester 35

MURPHYSBORO -- Jeremy House scored a game-high 23 points to lead three players in double figures, and Murphysboro handed Chester its first loss of the season on Nov. 29. Drake Bollman and Colin Wingerter combined for 16 points to lead Chester, which trailed 25-10 at halftime and 38-16 after three quarters. Ian Reith and Keith Kiner each chipped in seven points for the Yellow Jackets (1-1) in the loss.

Chester 48, Roosevelt 38

CAMPBELL HILL -- Keith Kiner led the way with a game-high 19 points, and Chester endured a strong third-quarter surge by Roosevelt for a win on Nov. 30. Colin Wingerter added 10 points for the Yellow Jackets (3-1), who held the tournament's leading scorer in Terrell Cannamore to 19 points a day after he scored 37 in a loss to Lovejoy. Chester led 27-14 at halftime, but Roosevelt outscored the Yellow Jackets 15-9 in the third quarter to cut Chester's advantage to 36-29 entering the fourth.

Trico 68, Steeleville 61

CAMPBELL HILL -- Jared Meyerhoff led three players in double figures with 19 points, and Trico outscored Steeleville 28-18 in the fourth quarter to pull off a stunning upset of its archrival on Nov. 30. Owen Gross scored a game-high 25 points for the Warriors (2-2), who led 43-40 after three quarters of play. Mel Mulholland and Noah Valleroy each chipped in nine points for Steeleville in the loss.

Chester 74, Lovejoy 50

CAMPBELL HILL -- Ian Reith scored 20 points to lead three players in double figures, and Chester went on to rout Lovejoy on Dec. 1. Keith Kiner scored 15 points and Colin Wingerter added 11 for the Yellow Jackets (4-1), who advanced to the third place game on Showdown Saturday. Chester led 14-7 after the first quarter and only 28-24 at halftime, but the Yellow Jackets outscored Lovejoy 20-9 in the third to take control.

Steeleville 32, Red Bud 25

CAMPBELL HILL -- Brad Mevert scored 12 points, and Steeleville outscored Red Bud 12-0 in the first quarter of a defensive slugfest with the Musketeers on Dec. 1. Owen Gross contributed eight points for the Warriors (2-2), who advanced to the third place game thanks to the free throw percentage tiebreaker. Steeleville, Trico and Red Bud all finished pool play with 2-2 records, but the Warriors had a 75.5 percent free throw percentage.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Steeleville 51, New Athens 39

NEW ATHENS -- Sydney Hood scored 18 points and Mackenzie Pim added 17, as Steeleville won its Cahokia Conference Kaskaskia Division opener with a win over New Athens on Nov. 29. Karley Kothe and Lexi Middendorf combined for 15 more points for the Lady Warriors (4-2, 1-0 Kaskaskia Division), who roared out to a 15-6 lead at the end of the first quarter but held a 22-20 advantage at halftime. Courtney Ragland led New Athens (2-4, 1-2) with 18 points in the loss.

Steeleville 70, Shawnee 29

WOLF LAKE -- Mackenzie Pim scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures, and Steeleville soundly defeated Shawnee on Nov. 30. Lexi Middendorf added 13 points for the Lady Warriors (5-2), while Sydney Hood and Karley Kothe each contributed 12 points to the winning effort. Steeleville led 16-10 after the first quarter and 32-17 at halftime.

 
 
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