COLLINSVILLE -- Gavin Block scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Lincoln to the Collinsville Holiday Tournament championship.
But the outlook wasn't great after the first quarter with Lincoln trailing 19-11, but the Railers shut Collinsville down in a 47-34 win on Tuesday.
Collinsville only scored 15 points in the remaining three quarters -- five in each -- as Lincoln barreled ahead with an 18-point second quarter.
Will Cook added 11 points for the Railers, including three 3-pointers.
Earlier Tuesday, in a 60-40 win against McCluer North, Lincoln controlled the game from the get-go, scoring 23 points in the first quarter. In the win, Block scored 20 points. Aron Hopp added 14 points.
MacArthur 74, Springfield Southeast 60
MacArthur 66, Riverview Gardens 45
COLLINSVILLE -- MacArthur could've been playing for a championship had it beaten Granite City, instead of taking a two-point loss Saturday in a game the Generals think they should've won.
The Generals played for a consolation title, instead, and proved they weren't going to let one loss get them down. The Generals beat Southeast is the third game between the two programs this season.
"They know how to bounce back after a loss," MacArthur head coach Ron Ingram said. "We feel like we should've won that first game. They were down about that, but didn't stay down."
Dallas McClain had one of the most impressive weekends at the Collinsville Holiday Tournament and capped it off with a 20-point night against Southeast. He scored 12 more in the Generals win against Riverview Gardens earlier on Tuesday.
"He had a really good tournament," Ingram said. "These last two games were two of the best I've seen him play on both ends."
Southeast took a 21-16 lead after the first quarter, finding success against MacArthur's zone defense so the Generals switched it up.
"We knew they had a bunch of good shooters, so we wanted to extend that zone and be there when the shooters got the ball," Ingram said. "We went to a real aggressive (man-to-man) that got us back in the game."
The defensive switch slowed Southeast to only eight points in the second quarter as MacArthur came back to take a 31-29 halftime lead. The Generals extended the lead to eight by the fourth quarter.
Keymonta Johnson scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the consolation championship -- 18 against Riverview Gardens. Kamari Jones also scored 16 against Southeast, after putting up 12 earlier Tuesday.
Eisenhower 51, Quincy 37
Granite City 55, Eisenhower 53
COLLINSVILLE -- After getting shutout of Monday's loss against Belleville Althoff, Stephon Jarrett showed up at the Collinsville Holiday Tournament ready to play two games on Tuesday.
He led Eisenhower's offense in both, a close loss Tuesday afternoon against Granite City and then a win to lock up seventh place against Quincy, and worked in a variety of ways.
Jarrett scored a team-high 13 points against Quincy, making six shots from the field, plus eight rebounds and four assists.
Against Granite City, he scored a team-high 12 points, including 7 of 8 free throws, and grabbed seven rebounds and four assists.
Although nobody necessarily jumped off the scoreboard with big point totals, everyone impressed head coach Rodney Walker.
"We saw a lot of improvement in the Collinsville tournament," Walker said. "I really think we got a chance to look at a lot of our players who have stepped up and started to really improve and are doing so every day."
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The Panthers' defense limited Quincy to eight or fewer points in the first three quarters Tuesday night, holding a 10-point lead going into the fourth quarter when the game opened up.
"The boys came out and played hard like they were supposed to," Walker said. "They really set up a tempo against Quincy, which is a really great fundamental team. I think we were able to frustrated them a little."
Braxton Woodland scored nine points, while three others added six apiece. Stefon Bobbitt had four steals after an 11-point output against Granite City.
Vandalia Holiday Tournament
Greenville 46, Flora 32
VANDALIA -- Down nine points at halftime, Flora got the deficit within one in the third before Greenville closed on a 6-0 run -- all but putting the Wolves away in the championship game.
Bryce Pearce, who won the tournament MVP by putting up big numbers over the weekend, was limited to nine points.
"Greenville's a very good club," Flora coach Phil Leib said. "They have so many weapons. It's hard to describe that type of athleticism. We're not used to seeing it."
Flora's zone defense limited Greenville, which scored in the 60s for most of the tournament, but the offense never got going.
"We started out in a 3-2 zone, which worked pretty well, but we couldn't get in any flow offensively," Leib said. "I'm proud of our kids' effort. They played hard. A lot of people didn't expect us to get here."
Wabash Pizza Hut Classic
Cloverdale 65, Casey-Westfield 62
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Casey-Westfield's first-quarter lead disappeared about as quickly as the Warriors got it. Cloverdale put together a 21-12 second quarter to take a three-point halftime lead.
In a close game from wire to wire, the Warriors couldn't wrap up fifth place at the Wabash Pizza Hut Classic.
"I think we played much better than we previously have, so far this season, but we still have a long way to go," Casey-Westfield coach Jason Hanson said. "We are improving though, which is a great sign."
Cody Hollonsbee led the Warriors with 18 points. Trey Thompson added 16, including a team-high four 3-pointers.
Tri-County Holiday Tournament
Paris 47, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond 44
KANSAS -- The Knights couldn't keep pace with Paris' 12-point fourth quarter, losing a three-point lead and the Tri-County championship -- thought not for a lack of effort.
With 3.5 seconds left, Avery Schrock threw a pass the length of the court to Jeremy Plank who found Tyler Schuring beyond the three-point line. The shot hit the rim and bounced out giving Paris the title.
"This was an extremely hard-fought game that was very physical," ALAH head coach Dale Schuring said. "I think our kids played hard and battled harder with a very physical team in the lane and on the boards."
Plank and Schuring led the Knights with 15 and 13 points, respectively. Plank made all of his on 3-pointers, while Schuring had a trio of 3-pointers to go along with two other made baskets.
But the Knights didn't shoot well enough, including going 6-for-13 from the free throw line. Paris' free throw shooting wasn't much better, but the Tigers attempted eight more.
"We just didn't shoot the ball very well in the second half, especially with free throws," Schuring said. "When you're not shooting well, your chances of winning aren't very good."