Civic Memorial Ends Carbondale's Run
CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale Terriers dug too deep of a hole Thursday night in the championship game of their own 3A girls sectional.
Bethalto Civic Memorial came to town sporting a 30-2 record, and showed why early. The Eagles led by 20 after one, extending that lead to 32-8 late in the second.
Carbondale cut it to 32-13 at the half, but Civic Memorial pushed the lead back to 23 late in the third.
The Terriers made one final run in the fourth., with the help of several Eagles' missed free throws. Carbondale closed to within 11 at 47-36 with a little more than two minutes to play, but the Terriers could never get the deficit to single digits, eventually falling by 16.
Civic Memorial advances to the Decatur Supersectional Monday night against Quincy Notre Dame.
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