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Local Sports Recap – January 23, 2023

Back on Saturday, the Carmi-White County boys basketball team defeated Evansville Day 70-43 to claim the championship of the 43rd annual Carmi-White County Invitational Tournament. Carmi led 25-22 at the break, and then a 3rd quarter explosion helped the Dogs outscore Evansville Day 45-21 in the 2nd half.

Carmi went 4-0 on the week to win the tournament title for the first time since 1999. Mt. Vernon finished in 2nd place at 3-1, Harrisburg went 2-2, Fairfield went 1-3, Evansville Day went 0-4.

Harrisburg’s Cameron Ande, Evansville Day’s Tyler Myers, Mt. Vernon’s Nicot Burnett, Fairfield’s Eric Rogers and Carmi’s Mitchel Edwards were named to the All-Tournament Team. Carmi’s Bryce Conner won tournament MVP. 

The Bulldogs will have a few days off after a long week, they will travel to Grayville this Friday night.

The CWC Lady Bulldog basketball team will host Fairfield tonight at McDougal-Evers Gymnasium. The Lady Dogs are 9-14 on the year, and are coming off a 5th place finish at the Eldorado Lady Eagle Classic last week. Fairfield took down the Lady Dogs 52-33 last month. Varsity will tip off around 7:30, you can listen to the game on 97.3 FM WRUL or you can watch the game on the WRUL Sports YouTube Channel.

In other Boys HS Basketball action from Saturday,

Arrowhead Classic at Johnston City
Eldorado 55, Du Quoin 45 (Eagles win Championship)
Johnston City 49, Anna-Jonesboro 42

Benton Invitational
Hamilton Co. 65, Meridian 61
Vandalia 46, Sesser-Valier 42
Pinckneyville 51, Benton 46 (Panthers win Championship)

Carmi-White County Invitational
Mt. Vernon (IN) 55, Fairfield 49

Little Illini Conference Tournament
Olney 63, Marshall 31
Lawrenceville 58, Robinson 56 (OT)
Casey-Westfield 48, Paris 35
Newton 57, Mt. Carmel 55 (OT)

Midland Trail Conference Tournament
CORL 68, Cisne 33 (Championship)
Webber 56, Waltonville 46 (3rd Place)
Wayne City 69, Grayville 55 (5th Place)

Superman Classic (Metropolis)
Charleston (MO) 70, Massac Co. 55 (Championship)
Vienna 61, Goreville 50 (3rd Place)
Carterville 55, Graves Co. (KY) 54 (5th Place)

Non-Conference
Flora 50, North Clay 26

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