Mid-winter high school basketball tournament action from last night:
At the Mid-Winter Classic in West Frankfort:
Boys action, the host Redbirds knocked off Christopher, 59-35. Eldorado beat Carterville, 60-53. And Herrin topped Anna-Jonesboro, 59-49. Tonight, the girls’ portion of the Mid-Winter schedule continues with three games: Herrin versus Pinckneyville, West Frankfort taking on Sesser-Valier, and Christopher against Eldorado.
Over at the Benton Invitational Tournament:
The host Rangers topped Hamilton County, 68-39. Sesser Valier beat Meridian in overtime, 76-69. And Pinckneyville beat Carlyle, 55-45.
At the Superman Classic at Massac County, Carbondale rolled past Fort Campbell, KY 66-31. Vienna lost to Graves County, 60-21.
At the Okawville Invitational, DuQuoin were no match for Okawville, 82-36.
Girls action: at the Carbondale Mid-Winter Classic, the host Terriers beat Massac County, 49-20. Mt. Vernon needed 2 overtimes to beat Mascoutah, 55-47. And Carterville edged Marion, 41-39.
Eldorado/Lady Eagle Classic:
Gallatin County 96, Vienna 90 (3 OT)
Anna-Jonesboro 43, Carmi-White County 38
Harrisburg 50, Mt. Carmel 38
Fairfield 46, Eldorado 41
Big Ten tonight: Illinois travels to 21st ranked Purdue.
NBA: The Bulls go for 3 in a row tonight at home versus Dallas
NHL: The Blues return from a winning west-coast road trip to play Ottawa tonight. The Blackhawks skate at Colorado.