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Breese Journal staff report

KretschmerBattle for the rock — Central junior Cassidy Kretschmer (20) reaches for a loose ball in front of Carlyle’s Ashlyn Weh in the Cougars’ 73-18 victory on Saturday in Breese. The Cougars scored the first 36 points in the win. (Photo by Bruce Hixon)    The Central Cougars girls basketball team had a perfect week with an upset win at home over Highland on Thursday and then a Cahokia Conference rout over Carlyle on Saturday morning and a road conference win at Salem on Monday.
    Central is now 12-5 on the season with a 7-0 record in conference action.  They have won 30 consecutive games in Cahokia Conference play.
    Central will host Columbia on Thursday before kicking off the Highland Tournament on Saturday against Collinsville (8-7). 
    The losses continue to mount for the Carlyle Lady Indians as they dropped two more decisions last week to fall to 0-17 overall and 0-8 in the Cahokia Conference Mississippi Division.
    Both setbacks came on the road as the Tribe lost at Freeburg 50-21 on Thursday and 73-18 at Central on Saturday.
    Carlyle is home against Edwardsville Metro-East Lutheran this Wednesday prior to a trip to Nashville on Thursday.
    Central 55, Salem 30:  The Cougars fought off a slow start to continue their conference winning streak on Monday.
    The Cougars managed just two buckets over the first eight minutes with Emma Wuest drilling a 3-pointer and Chloe Book hitting a 2-pointer as they trailed 7-4 after the first quarter.

OertelPoints off the bench — Mater Dei junior Morgan Oertel puts in two points in the Lady Knights’ 55-19 rout over Anbra Jones and the visiting Althoff Crusaders last Wednesday at Fred Rakers Court in Breese. Oertel was one of 12 MD players to score in the victory. (Photo by Jeremy Chawgo)    The Mater Dei Lady Knights basketball team continued their winning ways with a pair of victories last week with triumphs over Althoff and Okawville.
    Mater Dei has now won four of their last five games and they sit at 12-5 on the season.  They played Wednesday night in Granite City and they will play Hillsboro (11-10) in the first round of the Highland Tournament on Saturday at 7 p.m.
    In the Lady Knights’ win over Althoff last Wednesday, senior forward Shannon Lampe became the 14th female athlete at MD to surpass the 1,000 point career scoring mark.  She currently has 1,015 points entering the game with Granite City. 
    Mater Dei 59, Okawville 47:  The Lady Knights led from start to finish in their road win in Washington County last Thursday.
    The visitors ran out to an 18-11 lead in the first quarter before extending that lead to 29-21 at the half.  MD sealed the win with a 22-7 run in the third quarter.
    Senior guard Madi Strieker led nine MD scorers with 14 points on 5-of-8 from the field.  She was 2-for-4 from 3-point range while she added two boards and an assist.
    Senior Shannon Lampe added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and a pair of steals.  Junior Sally Albers scored 10 points for the Lady Knights while she led the team with seven rebounds.
    Mater Dei was 24-of-58 from the floor that included them hitting 6-of-16 from the arc.  They were 5-of-11 from the line with just five turnovers.
    Mater Dei 55, Althoff 19:  The Lady Knights had no trouble in their home win last Wednesday in Breese.
    The home squad left no doubt by running out to a 20-4 lead in the first quarter before leading 37-7 at the break.
    They ensured the running clock with a 46-11 lead entering the final quarter.
    Mater Dei placed a dozen players in the scoring column led by 11 points from senior forward Shannon Lampe.  In the process, Lampe scored her 1,000th career point for MD.  She is the 14th female athlete to accomplish the feat.
    Fellow senior Madi Strieker added 10 points while Claire Tonnies put in eight points and Sally Albers hit for nine points off the bench.  The MD bench scored 23 points in the victory. 
    Mater Dei was 7-of-10 from the line and they hit a quartet of 3-pointers.
    Anaya Davis scored eight points and grabbed two rebounds in the loss for Althoff.  Nariah Parks scored five points.
    Althoff was 8-of-29 from the floor and 2-of-4 from the line with 21 turnovers in the setback.

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