Cole Morton helped the East Peoria boys basketball team get an early lead, and then helped the Raiders rally for a 49-46 victory over Limestone on Friday at Allison Gym.

The senior guard scored nine of his 17 points in the first quarter of the Mid-Illini Conference game to help stake EP to a 17-7 advantage going into the second.

That's when Mike Dunne helped the visiting Rockets take over by scoring eight of his game-high 19 points to tie it at 27-27 going into halftime.

Morton scored a pair of buckets in the third quarter, and had four more points in the fourth to help get the Raiders the victory.