Jackson Burgess nailed seven 3-pointers, including six in the first half, to lead Charleston boys to a 63-48 victory over Mt. Zion in its first game in two weeks.

The Trojans had been forced to quarantine after a player on Mahomet tested positive for COVID several days after a 57-41 season-opening loss.

Charleston was able to play only one more game before getting sidelined, a 65-48 victory over these same Braves back on Feb. 9. So the win Tuesday night improves the Trojans to 2-1 – well behind undefeated Effingham, but now tied for second with Mahomet and Lincoln, who are both 3-2.

The Trojans outscored the Braves 22-9 in the final quarter to pull away after three tightly played quarters in which CHS held a slim lead, 41-39.

Cory Spour scored 14 points and Sam Bickford contributed 11 for the Trojans.

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CHARLESTON: Burgess 9 0-0 25, Spour 6 2-4 14, Applegate 2 2-2 6, Braun 2 1-2 7, Bickford 4 0-0 11, Oakley 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 5-7 63. 3-pointers – Burgess 7, Braun 2, Bickford 1.

Ramage powers Green Wave to victory

Mallory Ramage (above) scored 30 points for the fourth time in five games and Delainey Bryant chipped in 11 to lead Mattoon to a 47-42 victory over host Teutopolis in girls basketball.

Ramage scored eight points during a 12-6 second quarter that enabled the Green Wave to pull ahead 21-17. The junior guard also grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots.

Faith Niebrugge snagged five rebounds and had four steals.

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MATTOON: Greeson 1 0-0 2, Bryant 3 5-9 11, Pruitt 0 0-2 0, Niebrugge 2 0-0 4, Ramage 10 8-11 30, Haldorsen 0 0-0 0, Haacke 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 13-22 47. 3-pointers – Ramage 2.

O’Neal paces Charleston swimming

Nolan O’Neal captured two events in Charleston boys’ dual meet loss against host Champaign Centennial.

O’Neal won the 100 breaststroke by 1.77 seconds in 1 minute, 4.21 seconds, and the 100 free by 1.24 seconds in 54.75 seconds.

The Trojans lost 122-44 overall.