Lewis and Clark Community College's Trailblazers faced Kaskaskia's Blue Devils during last night's NJCAA Division I Region 24 men's basketball playoff opener and emerged victorious, 77-74 in overtime.
Lewis and Clark trailed 30-26 at the half, tied the game 66-66 by end of regulation, and outscored the Blue Devils 11-8 in overtime - sending them home with a 16-16 season.
Standout performances included Rico Pierrevilus with 18 points and 20 rebounds, Joshua Freelove with 18 points and Gavin Scott with 15 points.
The Trailblazers play the No. 1 seed, Wabash Valley, at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the regional quarterfinal at Rend Lake Community College in Ina.