VANDALIA - In prep basketball last night, South Central opened up their season with an overtime road win at Vandalia 63-59. The Cougars trailed by 14 points but used a 12-3 run to get back into the game in the second half. Brett Harmeier led the Cougars with 20, Drevonte Hill added 19.
The Centralia Tournament will continue tonight with a pair of games taking place from Trout Arena. The night begins with Belleville East and Mascoutah at 6:15 followed by the 1-0 Orphans taking on Jerseyville at 7:45. The tournament will continue Friday and then all day on Saturday.
At the Christopher Tournament last night, Waltonville defeated Tamms 64-34.
At the Cumberland Invitational, Charleston beat Altamont 58-53, Chrisman over Newton 61-58, Dieterich beat Cumberland 50-38 and Paris over Neoga 76-36.
At the Granite City Tournament, Taylorville nipped the hosts 48-46.
At the Metro East Tournament, SC grad and former SIU-E Assistant Matt Laur opened his debut season at Freeburg on the bench with a 56-36 win over East Alton Wood River, Odin beat Valmeyer 55-51.
At the Mulberry Grove Tournament, Patoka is 2-0 after a 64-57 win over Mulberry Grove. LaRon Anderson followed up his 32 point performance in Sandoval's opening night win against Hutsonville with 29 last night in the Hawks 71-43 win over Ramsey. Brandon Williams added 25. Tonight, Patoka will take on Mt Olive and Sandoval plays Mulberry Grove.
At the St Anthony Tournament, Breese Central beat Mt Zion 65-44, Effingham over St Thomas More 60-57 and Mattoon beat Robinson 52-35. Tonight, Breese Central takes on Mattoon followed by Clifton Central and Effingham and then St Anthony and St Thomas More.
At the Waterloo Tournament, Carbondale beat Edwardsville 51-43, Highland over Althoff 66-51 and O'Fallon beat Waterloo 65-36.