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First place showdowns

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WSIL -- We had first place showdowns on both sides of the River to River Thursday night in girls basketball.  One resulted in a tie atop the standings, while the other broke a tie.

On the Ohio side, Benton made clutch plays down the stretch to beat Harrisburg 39-32 to pull into a first place tie.

On the Mississippi side, Carterville used a dominant first half and cruised to a 46-23 win over Nashville to take over sole possession of first place.

Here are Thursday's scores:

High School--Girls
Benton  39  Harrisburg  32*
Murphysboro  48  West Frankfort  39
Massac Co.  44  Herrin  34
Carterville  46  Nashville  23*
Du Quoin  69  Sparta  51
Pinckneyville  37  Anna-Jonesboro  36
Vienna  75  Egyptian  51
Steeleville  38  Elverado  34
Fairfield  61  Johnston City  37
Hamilton Co.  65  Eldorado  51
Carbondale  47  Mascoutah  40
Althoff  70  Mt. Vernon  46
Woodlawn  50  Webber 45
High School--Boys
Elverado  72  Shawnee  39
Egyptian  69  Century  42
GEC Tournament
Galatia  70  NCOE  64  (OT)
Crab Orchard  67  Carrier Mills/Stonefort  59

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