A.J. Epenesa drives inside in a recent Edwardsville game. Epenesa led Edwardsville with 19 points on Tuesday night.

EDWARDSVILLE 68, GATEWAY STEM 25: Edwardsville snapped a four-game losing streak with a big second half as they downed Gateway STEM of St. Louis 68-25 on the road Tuesday night.

The Tigers took control of the game with a 15-0 run to start the third quarter after leading just 32-21 at halftime, taking a 52-25 lead at three-quarter time and shutting out the Jaguars in the final term.

A.J. Epenesa led Edwardsville with a game-high 19 points, with Oliver Stephen scoring 15 and Matt Smith 10. Darnell Rogers Jr. led STEM (formerly known as Gateway Tech) with eight points.

Edwardsville travels to Alton for a Southwestern Conference clash Friday night.

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Feeney, 56, is a native of Granite City and graduated from Granite City South in 1978. He was a part-time writer for the old Granite City Journal from 1979-84 before attending Eastern Illinois University in Charleston,
from which he earned his BA in journalism in 1988. He has worked for newspapers in Sikeston, Mo., Rocky Mount, N.C., Seneca, S.C. and in Charleston-Mattoon. He also worked for the old St. Clair County Suburban
Journals.

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