Maurice Edwards glides in for a basket against East St. Louis.

Alton faced a tough East St. Louis squad and kept close, but the Flyers pulled ahead in the fourth period for a 67-58 victory at East St. Louis.

Alton was ahead at the start of the fourth period before the Flyers went on the 13-2 run.

Darius Edwards led Alton with 23 points; Bryan Hudson and Maurice Edwards each contributed 12 points. Karon Randolph led East St. Louis with 19 points.

The win puts East St. Louis atop of the Southwestern Conference with a 7-0 mark; the Flyers are 12-5 overall. Alton is 13-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference.

Alton hosts Edwardsville on Friday night in another key conference matchup.

Bryan Hudson drives to the basket for Alton against East St. Louis. He had 12 points in the game.

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