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Sunday Sports Roundup

In Boy's basketball at the 27th annual Highland Optimists Shootout, the Edwardsville Tigers fell to the Rockhurst Hawklets 53-50. The Tigers fall to 10-4, Rockhurst improves to 8-3. Elsewhere at the Shootout, sponsored by Scott Credit Union, Highland topped Columbia 57-52 and on the Girls side Highland fell to Lebanon 48-41. Other boy's basketball games yesterday saw Marquette top Breese Mater Dei 69-63, Metro East Lutheran won against Dietrich 73-48 at the Effingham St. Anthony Shootout, and in the Morrisonville Tourney, Carlinville beat Edinburg 50-39.

In Girls Basketball yesterday The Edwardsville Tigers got a big win at the St. Joseph's Academy Shootout, beating the Whitfield Missouri Warriors 50-38. The Tigers remain undefeated at 16 and 0. Other girls basketball yesterday saw Breese Mater Dei top Waterloo 68-34, and Columbia beat out Triad 36-19.

Over to college hoops, in the game you heard yesterday on the Big Z, The Fighting Illini fell to the Michigan Wolverines 79-69. The Illini remain winless in conference play and fall to 10-7. Illinois now hits the road to take on Iowa on Thursday night and you can catch that game right here on the Big Z. Tip off is at 7, our coverage starts at 6.

The St. Louis Billikens topped the Richmond Spiders 69-62 yesterday, The SIUC Salukis fell to the Valparaisio Crusaders 83-72, and the Missouri Tigers lost to the Florida Gators 77-75.

On the girls side of college basketball, the SIUE Cougars beat Moorhead State 66-51 closing out a six game road trip that leaves SIUE 7-8 overall and 4-0 in Ohio Valley Conference play. The Cougars now face off against Belmont at home on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

In the NFL yesterday the Falcons doubled up the Rams 26-13 and the Titans snuck past the Chiefs 22-21. Today's games will see the Bills up against the Jaguars and the Panthers take on the Saints in Wild Card play.

And in Hockey, The Philadelphia Flyers doubled up the St. Louis Blues 6-3 last night in Philly. The (26-16-2) Blues had 12 giveaways, allowed 39 shots on goal, and won a season-low 40 percent of their faceoffs. The Blues avoided the shutout with goals from Ivan Barbashev, Paul Stastny and Colton Parayko. St. Louis is now set to take on the Washington Capitals today with the puck dropping at 2.


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