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Salem Drops Home Game to Olney...Prep Scoreboard

By Toby Gullion

SALEM - The Salem Wildcats couldn't get any offensive flow and dropped their 20th game of the season to Olney by a final of 53-38.

No Wildcats were in double figures.  Nick Conklin finished with 9 to lead Salem.

It was the fourth quarter that doomed the Cats as they entered the final frame down 40-31.  However, Salem would go the first 2:30 of the frame without a score.  Olney capitalized and hit enough free throws down the stretch to give them a win.

Salem trailed Olney 15-10 after the first quarter, but were gaining some momentum.  Salem (5-20) played pretty even with the Tigers in the second quarter being outscored 15-12 to trail 30-22 at the halftime break.  Salem was outscored 10-9 in the third.

After the game coach Bob Frederick said his team had to do a better job.

"We had a tough time scoring, and when that happens it makes defense that much more important.  We didn't play well fundamentally tonight.  We didn't have a double digit scorer, so we have to work on being more efficient."

Salem will prepare for 2 more games this week.  The Cats will host Effingham Friday before traveling to Mattoon on Saturday in a make up contest.  Salem will then wrap up the regular season a week from Friday when they host Mt Zion on Senior Night.

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    Belleville East 80 Alton 76 (OT)

    Benton 54 Hamilton County 35

    Carlyle 41 Greenville 34

    Carmi White County 58 Lawrenceville 45

    Carterville 66 Vienna 44

    Casey Westfield 77 Cumberland 46

    Christ Our Rock 64 Clay City 38

    Edwardsville 49 Collinsville 39

    Effingham 57 Paris 48

    South Central 55 Sandoval 52

    Flora 53 Fairfield 45

    Freeburg 59 Marissa 34

    Hillsboro 58 Southwestern 53

    Lebanon 52 Dupo 48

    Litchfield 82 Pana 72

    Madison 69 Jerseyville 65

    Mattoon 73 Taylorville 67

    Mt Vernon 82 Lovejoy 40

    Neoga 55 Stewardson Strasburg 52 (OT)

    Nokomis 66 St Elmo 37

    North Clay 43 Wayne City 34

    O'Fallon 74 Granite City 61

    Okawville 65 Sparta 56

    Olney 53 Salem 38

    Patoka 57 Webber 32

    Red Bud 63 New Athens 55

    Sesser-Valier 58 Christopher 57

    Trenton Wesclin 67 Columbia 65

    Waltonville 52 Cisne 42

    Windsor 49 Beecher City 48

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