CENTRALIA – Malik Smith had 22 points Thursday morning to help send Alton to the quarterfinals of the 75th Centralia Holiday Tournament as the Redbirds defeated Germantown, Tenn., 61-53; AHS will meet Carmel Catholic of the Chicago suburb of Mundelein in a quarterfinal match at 12:30 p.m. today, with the winner advancing to the semifinals against the Friday winner between Confluence Academy of St. Louis and Belleville West at 12:30 pm. Saturday; the final is set for 9 p.m. Saturday.
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Carmel moved into the quarters by defeating Mount Vernon 50-47.
Alton got 14 points from Josh Rivers and 13 points from Kevin Caldwell in the win that put them at 8-1 for the season.