Illinois Sweeps All Star Basketball Classic [Audio]
The' best of the best' area high school basketball players competed in the McDonalds/ Hearld-Whig All Star Classic on Saturday.
It was Missouri vs. Illinois-- The Illinois Girls ran away with their game, defeating Missouri Girls 103 to 51. The boys from Illinois faced a tougher challenge. Missouri Boys led through most of the game. Illinois pulled off a comeback late in the game to edge past Missouri with a final score of 109 to 104.
Sports Director Bill Shuler's game wrap:
In Prospect League Baseball, the Hannibal Cavemen played through the drizzle and defeated Springfield 7 to 4. KHMO's Harold Smith had the call from Clemens Field. Harold's game wrap:
The Cavemen travel to Quincy Sunday to take on the Gems. You can hear the action right here. Game gets underway at 6:30, weather permitting.
In Major League Baseball, the Cardinals put together a combination of great pitching by Shelby Miller, tight defense, and key offensive hits against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday. The result was a shutout victory--Cards 5 Blue Jays 0. The Cards play the rubber game of the series this afternoon.