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Alton Lady Redbirds Win Alton Lady Redbirds Tip-Off Tournament

ALTON – The Alton Lady Redbirds girls basketball team shinned throughout the Lady Redbird Tip-Off Tournament this weekend and tonight they capped it off with a championship win over the Breese Mater Dei Lady Knights 49 to 36.

In the first quarter the Lady Redbirds were able to jump out to a 17 to 9 lead over the Lady Knights. In the second quarter Alton held off a push by Mater Dei, they went into halftime with a 29 to 23 lead. Mater Dei and Alton battled hard in the third quarter with Alton holding onto a slim 33 to 28 lead.

Alton was able to get some breathing room in the fourth quarter and outscored the Lady Knights 16 to 8 to close out the game.

Alton was led by Laila Blakeny with 16 points followed by Kiyoko Proctor with 15 points. The Knights was led by Amelia Beer with 11 points. Alton Redbirds Kiyoko Proctor was the MVP of the tournament.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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