The Alton Redbirds hit the road tonight (Friday) to play in the Class 4A Pekin sectional title game in boys basketball.

Alton (27-4) will go up against Normal (Community) H.S. (30-1).  The broadcast time – 6:45 pm.  Tipoff time: 7 pm.

The Redbirds have tied the school record for victories (27) for boys basketball in a single season.  


Redbirds – have won 10 straight games and 14 of their last 15 overall. 

Normal – has won 16 in a row (only loss was to Rockford Auburn)

In sectional semi’s – Tuesday:

Alton beat Collinsville, 67-58   

Normal defeated Rock Island Tuesday night 58-51

** The Redbirds have playoff wins over Granite City, Edwardsville, & Collinsville.


Alton basketball coach Eric Smith: