East St. Louis overpowers Morton at Team Rose Classic

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East St. Louis sophomore Jeremiah Tilmon, a 6-11 center, is considered the top class of 2017 prospect in the state and he didn’t disappoint Sunday in the Team Rose Classic at Morton College in Cicero.

Tilmon converted a pair of nice post moves in the first few minutes of the game and finished iwth 10 points, six rebounds and five blocks in the Flyers’ 56-35 win over Morton.

The Mustangs (3-2) hung with East St. Louis for a half, trailing only 24-23 at the break. Harvard recruit Weisner Perez (14 points, six rebounds) hit the floor hard early in the third quarter. He remained in the game but wasn’t at full strength. Morton’s chances ended there.

The Mustangs only managed three field goals in the final 15 minutes after Perez went down.

Miguel Lopez scored nine and Luke Belcaster added seven points for Morton. Junior Antonio Johnson led the Flyers with 15 and senior Tyrone Riley added eight.

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