Charleston snaps five-game losing streak

PARIS -- Charleston's Isaac Miller sent the non-conference game against Paris into overtime by hitting a 30-footer from the right win and the Trojans went on to snap a five-game losing streak with a thrilling 70-68 victory.  Miller' shot was with 3.4 seconds left in regulation. 

In overtime Corey Spour tipped the ball back to the Paris half of the court and the Tigers lost by two. 

The Trojans trailed Paris by six with 1:20 left in regulation. 

Caleb Hurst had a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds as well as five blocked shots. 

"He had a great game," said Charleston coach Blain Mayhall, whose team improved to 9-17. 

Spour finished with 10 points and a team-high seven assists, while Miller had 17 and Cade Landrus 13 points along with six assists. Dayton Simpson and Spour had a team-high four steals. 

Charleston is to return to Apollo Conference action Friday at Mahomet-Seymour. 

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Mattoon falls to No 7 Teutopolis 70-61

MATTOON -- In a non-conference game Mattoon trailed Teutopolis, the No. 7 team in Class 2A,  by just three heeding into the final quarter. The Wooden Shoes, coached by Sullivan grad and former Sullivan coach Chet Reeder, outscored the Green Wave by six in the fourth to win 70-61. 

Jacob Spitz had a team-high 21 points, while Jaydon Noe had 15 and Jayden Princko 12. 

Mattoon was outrebounded by the taller Teutopolis team 33-20, with many of them being offensive boards. 

"We put on the board to rebound and we didn't come close to it," said Mattoon coach Ryan Ghere. "They had a lot of second chance opportunities. We had a couple of three-pointers rattle out on us. We didn't execute down the stretch like we needed to."

Teutopolis was coming off a 51-36 loss to Champaign Central.

"Teutopolis doesn't lose two in a row very much," said Ghere. "I knew there coach said they didn't rebound very well in that game. They are a good basketball team. If you are going to beat them you are going to have to play well."

Mattoon, 18-7, returns to Apollo Conference play Friday at Effingham. 

Contact Mike Monahan at (217) 238-6854.


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Mike Monahan covers area sports for the JG-TC.

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