Alton's hopes of brining home a sectional crown were dashed Friday night as the Redbirds fell 48-36 to the Normal Community Ironmen at the Class 4A Pekin Sectional. You heard the action on The Big Z as Normal's duo of Tyler Seibring and Alex Peacock proved to be too much for Alton. Seibring scored a game-high 14 points while Peacock added 13 points to help the Ironmen win the sectional title. Normal Community improves to 31-1 with the victory and advances to the Normal Super-Sectional where they will face Chicago Simeon on Tuesday night.

Darrius Edwards and Isaiah Thurmond each scored 8 points in a losing cause for Alton. The Redbirds end the season with a record of 27-5.