The Piasa Birds shot past the Oilers, 63-51 Monday night to open the Class 2A Staunton boys basketball regional.  Southwestern led 24-18 at halftime and by the end of the 3rd quarter the lead was 10 points (43-33). 

The Piasa Birds will now face top-seeded Roxana Wednesday night at 6 pm in the regional semi’s here on Z-1570. 

Southwestern was led by Chris Catlett who scored 13 points while Erick Sosa and Blake Lawson chipped in with 12 points each.  EA/WR got a game high 18 points from Devin Spurlock while Kyle Kearby added 14 in a losing cause.  The Oilers finished the season at 11-and-19. 

EA/WR boys basketball coach Kyle :

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Southwestern boys basketball coach Jason :

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