Alton basketball

Carlos Anderson goes in for a convincing slam dunk against Collinsville late in the game. The dunk was a turning point in the game, stopping a surge by Collinsville. (Photo courtesy of C.B. Jackson)

COLLINSVILLE - Alton increased its overall record to 8-1 and 3-1 in the Southwestern Conference with a 61-53 victory over Collinsville at Virgil Fletcher Gym.

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A fourth-quarter dunk by Carlos Anderson stopped a surge by Collinsville when the Kahoks got within 53-48. Anderson totaled 11 points on the night.

Collinsville is now 3-6 overall and 0-4 in the Southwestern Conference.

Bryan Hudson led Alton with 19 points; Maurice Edwards had 12 points.

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Alton doesn’t play again until Dec. 29 when it faces Chicago Harlan in the 10 a.m. game in the Centralia Holiday Tournament.

Alton had leads of 16-9 at the end of the first quarter and 30-17 at halftime.





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