Metro-east basketball teams were busy over the weekend. Here’s a roundup of 13 key games
The metro-east boys and girls basketball seasons continued with several key games Saturday.
Here is a quick view of some of the outcomes.
Belleville West 63, Metro-East Lutheran 35
The Maroons cruised past the Knights in a 28-point victory.
Myles Liddell led Belleville West with 18 points, while Brandon Scott added 15 points and David Marshall Jr. scored 11 points. Belleville West improved to 11-12. Metro-East Lutheran dropped to 4-15.
Look ahead: Belleville West hosts Mascoutah at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
East St. Louis 66, CBC 54
Macaleab Rich led East St. Louis to a 12-point victory against the Cadets by collecting 25 points and 14 rebounds.
Antwan Robinson added 14 points for the Flyers, who improved to 17-4. The Cadets fell to 11-9.
Look ahead: East St. Louis hosts Collinsville at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.
Breese Central 61, Highland 43
The Cougars rolled past the Bulldogs with an 18-point victory.
Breese Central improved 22-3 overall while Highland dropped to 18-8.
Look ahead: Both teams resume action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at home as Breese Central hosts Mater Dei and Highland entertains Triad.
Red Bud 55, Gibault 44
The Musketeers posted an 11-point victory over Hawks.
Red Bud improved to 18-8 overall, while Gibault dropped to 19-5.
Gavin Kesler had 14 points for the Hawks.
Look ahead: Gibault entertains Valmeyer at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. Red Bud hosts Chester at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 3.
Mascoutah 48, Eureka 45
The Indians posted a three-point victory over the Hornets.
Miles Ntekop led Mascoutah with 19 points. The Indians are now 18-6.
Look ahead: Mascoutah visits Belleville West at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Centralia 51, Triad 39
The Orphans snapped the Knights 10-game winning streak with a 12-point victory.
Centralia improved to 16-4, while Triad falls to 20-6.
Look ahead: Both teams resume action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at home as Centralia hosts Mater Dei and Triad entertains SIUE Charter.
Mount Vernon 56, Mater Dei 37
The Rams notched a 19-point victory against the Knights.
Mater Dei fell to 11-12 overall. The Rams improved to 17-7.
Look ahead: Mater Dei visits Centralia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Teutopolis 46, Breese Central 44
The Wooden Shoes got past the Cougars with a two-point victory.
Breese Central fell to 16-9.
Look ahead: Breese Central hosts Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.
Freeburg 62, Herculaneum 52
The Midgets downed the Black Cats by 10 points to claim the championship of the 42nd annual Hillsboro Invitational in Missouri.
Freeburg improved to 18-8 while recording its seventh-straight win.
Look ahead: Freeburg hosts Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Edwardsville 42, Civic Memorial 34
The Tigers posted an 8-point victory over the Eagles.
Edwardsville improved to 11-12 overall, while Civic Memorial fells to 13-14.
Look ahead: The Tigers host Collinsville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The Eagles take on Waterloo at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at home.
Nashville 47, Mater Dei 38
The Hornettes coasted to a nine-point victory over the Knights.
Nashville improved to 9-9 overall while Mater Dei dropped to 17-6.
Look ahead: Mater Dei hosts Okawville at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Mascoutah 68, Waterloo 63, OT
The Indians went on to a five-point victory over the Bulldogs in overtime.
Norah Gum led Waterloo with 24 points, while Sam Lindhorst posted 16 points. The Indians outscored the Bulldogs by seven points in the fourth quarter and by five in overtime to prevail.
Mascoutah improves to 18-7 overall and 6-2 in the Mississippi Valley Conference while Waterloo fell to 15-10, 4-4.
Look ahead: Both teams resume action at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, as Mascoutah visits Jerseyville and Waterloo travels to Civic Memorial.