Charleston’s Cade Landrus scored 12 points and snagged nine rebounds on Saturday morning. (photo/Chet Piotrowski)

Isaac Miller scored seven points in the first quarter Saturday morning to help Charleston take a seven-point lead that it never relinquished and win its second game in a row at the Effingham-Teutopolis Christmas Classic boys basketball tournament at the Effingham auxiliary gym.

The Trojans outscored Dixon 26-20 in the second half to extend their lead in a 50-40 victory that gave them 13th place in the 16-team tournament. CHS had defeated Lawrenceville on Friday night to advance to this game.

“The kids played well, played hard and played together,” Trojans coach Brad Oakley said. “I’m proud  of the way the kids hung together during some tough times.”

Miller finished with 10 points and three rebounds for Charleston, now 5-7.

Cade Landrus scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Jaksen Braun had seven points and six rebounds while Caleb Hurst contributed 11 points.

Charleston 50, Lawrenceville 40


Charleston: Hurst 5 1-2 11, Harrell 1 2-4 5, Bell 1 0-0 3, Miller 2 5-6 10, Bickford 0 0-0 0, Braun 3 1-2 7, Burgess 1 0-0 2, Landrus 3 4-6 12. Totals 16 13-20 50. 3-pointers: Landrus 2, Harrell 1, Bell 1, Miller 1. Rebounds: Landrus 9, Braun 6, Miller 3, Bickford 3.