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Waterloo, Columbia to face off in Holiday Tourney

By on December 27, 2013 at 10:04 am
Waterloo's Ryan Aycock soars to the hoop in Thursday's tournament game against Metro East Lutheran. (Alan Dooley)

Waterloo’s Ryan Aycock soars to the hoop in Thursday’s tournament game against Metro East Lutheran. (Alan Dooley)

A six game marathon kicked off the Columbia-Freeburg Holiday Tournament at Columbia High School Thursday with Metro East Lutheran topping Lebanon, 55-49, in the first game of the tournament.

Lovejoy and senior Devin Jones, who scored a team-high 20-points, were too much for Dupo, defeating them with ease, 74-35, in the second game of the day. Dupo will face Civic Memorial on Friday at 11 a.m., as Civic fell to Freeburg, 46-40, on Thursday in the 2 p.m. game.

Columbia’s Cameron Roth and Foster Gundlach helped lead the Eagles to a 55-42 victory over Hillsboro Thursday afternoon, posting a combined 38-points against the Hilltoppers. The Eagles will take on rival Waterloo Friday in the 7 p.m. game. The Bulldogs defeated Metro East Lutheran easily Thursday in the first of two night games, 53-33. Shane Lenhardt led WHS with 11-points and four rebounds.

Alton-Marquette, regarded as the team to watch in the tournament, finished off the Thursday hoops marathon at CHS topping Lovejoy, 75-35. The Explorers will play Freeburg at 8:30 p.m. Friday night.

In other holiday tournament news…

Click to view and print the updated Columbia-Freeburg Holiday Tournament bracket.

Click to view and print the updated Columbia-Freeburg Holiday Tournament bracket.

Valmeyer fell to Woodlawn in the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament, 71-50, on Thursday.

Gibault and Red Bud will kick off their holiday tournament play in the Duster Hoops Classic at Pinckneyville High School Friday.

Here is a complete tourney schedule to view and print>>> Duster Thomas Hoops Classic

Meanwhile, the annual SPPCS jr. high basketball tournament also tips off Friday.

Here is a complete bracket to view and print>>> SPPCS Holiday Tourney 2013

For a complete list of scores, check out the “Recent Sports Scores” in the ticker on the R-T Sports Page.

To view and purchase photos from the tournament, click here.


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Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.