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cbookSetting up the offense —Central senior guard Chloe Book looks for a teammate in the first quarter of the Cougars’ 41-30 win over rival Mater Dei on Thursday in Breese. Book had four points and three rebounds in the win. (Photo by Jeremy Chawgo)    The Central girls basketball team picked up a trio of wins last week with triumphs over Salem, Mater Dei and Freeburg.
    With the three wins, the Cougars sit at 6-1 on the season and a 4-0 record in Cahokia Conference play.
    Central played in Carlyle on Tuesday before hosting Wesclin on Thursday with both being conference foes.  The Cougars travel to Columbia on Saturday.
    Mater Dei dropped three of its four games last week with setbacks to Civic Memorial, Central and O’Fallon while blowing out Granite City.
    The Lady Knights are currently 3-4 on the season before playing at Alton Marquette on Friday night.  MD host Nashville on Saturday.
    Central 42, Freeburg 31:  The Cougars won another conference game with stingy defense on the road Saturday.
    Both teams scored nine points in the first quarter with the Cougars getting a pair of buckets from Ella Jansen along with buckets from Madelyn Santel and Riley Jansen.
    Kylie Kisgen and Mya Gebke each scored three points in the first quarter for the Lady Midgets.
    The Cougars took the lead for good in the second quarter with an 11-6 frame that was highlighted by eight points from Santel.  Riley Jansen added another bucket as CHS led 20-15.
    There were only four field goals in the entire third quarter with Santel and Miah Weems finding the bottom of the net for the Cougars who led 29-19 entering the final eight.
    Central hit 9-of-12 from the line down the stretch to secure the victory.  Sophomore Haley Ottenschnieder had both buckets in the fourth for CHS.  Gebke had five points in the final frame for the Lady Midgets.
    Santel led all players with 14 points for Central while Ottenschnieder had nine points and Riley Jansen scored eight.  The Cougars were 19-of-28 from the line.
    Kisgen had 10 points for Freeburg which also got six from Gebke.
    Central 41, Mater Dei 30:  The Cougars halted a three game losing streak to the Lady Knights with their double-figure win last Thursday in Breese.

albersMDPoints off the bench — Mater Dei junior Landon Albers elevates for a jumper over Wesclin’s Devon Kahrhoff in the Knights’ 15-point win over the Warriors on Saturday. Albers and the Knights are currently 7-0. (Photo by Jeremy Chawgo)    The Mater Dei boys basketball team had its busiest non-tournament week in school history with six games in the past seven days.
    The Knights won all six of those games with five straight starting with a win over Gibault last Tuesday followed by wins over Althoff, Madison, Granite City and Wesclin.
    MD is now 7-0 on the season for the first time since 2011-2012, which started 18-0 with Trevor Richards and Corey Arentsen leading the way.
    Mater Dei will enjoy three days off before playing at Althoff on Tuesday and it will host Alton Marquette on Thursday.  Mater Dei will host Mascoutah on Friday night with the Indians currently 9-0.  That game will start at 1 p.m.
    Mater Dei 64, Wesclin 49:  The Knights used a dominant first half to secure their seventh win of the season on the road in Trenton on Saturday afternoon.
    Mater Dei got things rolling early with a 19-10 run in the first quarter.
    MD’s defense then came up strong in the second quarter when it allowed the Warriors just four points.
    Meanwhile, the Knights hit for 13 points in the second quarter as they enjoyed a 32-14 lead at the half.
    Wesclin played well in the second half with the Warriors outscoring MD 19-16 in the third quarter.
    Both teams scored 16 points over the final eight minutes as Mater Dei hung on for the victory.
    Tyler Jasper led a balanced offensive effort for Mater Dei with 18 points.  Carson Loepker scored 11 points while Parker Johnson scored 10 points.
    Cam Kreke hit for eight points with Mitchell Haake putting in seven.  MD hit five 3-pointers and was 13-of-19 from the line.
    Luke Serrano paced the Warriors with 17 points while teammate Grant Fridley put in 16 points, seven rebounds and a pair of steals.  The Warriors hit seven 3-pointers and was 12-of-16 from the line in the loss. 
    Mater Dei 65, Granite City 54:  The Knights used a strong final three quarters to pick up their sixth win of the season on the road Friday night.
    The host Warriors took a 14-11 lead in the first quarter behind three-pointers from Damon Smith and Maurlon Baker as both players had five points in the quarter.
    Cam Kreke kept the Knights in the game early with a pair of triples while senior Tyler Jasper also dialed long range as they trailed by three points after eight minutes.

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