Blackcats claim Class 1A Regional title in home victory
By Mike McGinnis
The Goreville High School boys’ basketball team won its own Class 1A regional tournament last Friday with an 81-69 victory over Zeigler-Royalton. The win moves the Blackcats into the NCOE sectional for a Tuesday night contest. The sectional championship is set for Friday at 7 p.m.
Goreville had a 13-9 first quarter lead which they extended to 36-24 at the half. The Blackcats used a big third quarter, outscoring Z-R 28-19, to take a 64-43 lead heading into the final frame. Goreville’s Kyefer Cavins scored his 1,000th career in the third period. Zeke Snell led Goreville with 27 points, while Z-R’s Bailey Schimpf also scored 27 points.
Scoring for Goreville: Snell-27; Lanham-20; Cavins-15; Vaughn-8; Messmer-6; Melot-4; Madden-1.
The Blackcats breezed to a 94-69 win over Steeleville on Wednesday night in regional semi-final action. Zeke Snell scored 37 points and Kyefer Cavins had 30 points for Goreville. Steeleville was led by Jeffers who scored 30 points.