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Olivia Durbin Hits Five 3s To Help Civic Memorial Beat Mt. Vernon

BETHALTO – Olivia Durbin from the CM Lady Eagles hit 5 three-pointers to lead all players with 21 points in a very physical game and helped Civic Memorial beat the Mt. Vernon Lady Rams 57 to 45 in the sectional semi-final game in Bethalto.

In the first quarter, Civic Memorial jumped out to a 19 to 8 lead. Then in the second quarter Durbin hit 3 three pointers to push the lead to 34 to 22 going into halftime.

The Lady Rames did not go away coming out of halftime they kept it close and only trailed the Eagles 43 to 38 going into the final quarter. The Eagles held off another late surge by the Rams and was able to get the win in front of a packed gym in Bethalto.

The Eagles were led by Durbin with 21 points, Kelbie Zupan with 9 points and Aubree Wallace with 7 points. The Rams were led by Claire Heinzman with 14 points and Jacie Dees with 10 points.

The Eagles will now play the Mattoon Green Wave in the Sectional Championship game on Thursday. The Green Wave beat the Triad Knights 53-29 to advance.

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