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Trailblazers Grab Sweep at Kaskaskia

Article by: Pete Hayes, the Telegraph, phayes@thetelegraph.com

CENTRALIA — It was time for a turnabout Saturday when the second half of Lewis and Clark’s men’s basketball game at Kaskaskia started. And the Trailblazers did just that.

Facing a 38-33 deficit, L&C executed in exactly the ways coach Doug Stotler knew his team had to if it wanted to earn its first District 16 road victory. The Trailblazers played stronger on defense, ran a more patient offense and cut down on turnovers. The result was a 75-68 victory over the Blues Devils that means plenty to Stotler and his team.

The 4-3 L&C women’s team has developed a trend and coach Jaron Young isn’t in the mood to tinker with success.

The Trailblazers’ one-two punch of Miata Border and Darriel Hicks once again led L&C to a 75-63 victory – and they did it coming off the bench.

Borders a 5-foot-8 freshman from Memphis, scored 21 points and Hicks, a 5-7 freshman from East St. Louis, scored 19 points.

“It’s worked so far and they play really well coming in off the bench,” Young said. “We’ve won three straight like that, so I’m not messing with it."

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