Makenzie Silvey puts up a bucket in a recent Edwardsville game. (Photo by Dan Brannan)

CARBONDALE - Edwardsville captured the Carbondale Mid-Winter Classic championship with ease over Carbondale 71-37 on Saturday afternoon.

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Makenzie Silvey continued her scoring prowess for the Tigers with 19 points. She was also named MVP for the tourney. Rachel Pranger contributed 12 points and was named all-tourney. Edwardsville's Criste'on Waters also added 12 points. Kate Martin had a big game with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers. She also contributed five assists. Rachel Verdun had eight points and Jasmine Bishop had four points for Edwardsville.


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Edwardsville is 19-1 with the win; Carbondale fell to 16-4. The Tigers were 27 of 53 from the field for 51 percent.


Edwardsville dominated the game from the outset, leading 16-9 at the end of one and 37-20 at the half. In the third period, the Tigers erupted for a 23-9 run to completely take control of the contest.


The Lady Tigers play at Belleville East on Tuesday, with junior varsity at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m. and host Belleville West at 6 p.m. for junior varsity on Thursday and 7:30 p.m. for the varsity game.

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