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  • Writer's pictureDave McKenzie

Busy Week for the Carterville Lions - Trico Tourney Time

Coach Shane Hawkins and the Carterville Lions opened the 2021 season with a nice win this past Tuesday over Red Bud 71-49.

The Lions received balanced scoring up and down the lineup in the win. They were led by Blake Burkey who poured in a team high 20 with thirteen of those coming in the second half.

John Stroud and Kade Lustenberger each chipped in 13 a piece and Townsend Barton and Nolan Hartford added 10 each.

This week, the Lions open play in the Trico Tourney starting on Monday evening when they face the Steeleville Warriors at 7:00 PM at Trico High School.

Wednesday night the Lions will face the host school Pioneers starting at 7:00 PM and pool play will wrap up on Friday night when the Lions will play Sparta starting at 5:30 PM.

Saturday's game time will be determined by pool play record this week.

You can hear the game on NewsRadio WJPF (am1340/99.5 fm) starting with our pre-game show at approximately 6:45 pm. You can watch the live stream of the game here:


Carterville Girls Basketball Win's Salem Thanksgiving Tournament

Congratulations to Coach Todd Rogers and the Carterville Lions girls basketball team after beating the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes to win the 2021 Salem Thanksgiving tourney on Saturday 50-43.

Congratulations to the Doyle sisters as Amayah and Alecia were named to the All-Tourney team and Alecia was named the Tournament MVP.

Carterville will have two home games this week as they will host Massac County on Tuesday night and Breese Mater Dei coming up this Saturday.

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