ROUNDUP: Coal City wins championship at Beecher
BEECHER — Coal City outscored Shepard 14-0 during the third quarter on its way to a 42-18 victory Tuesday that clinched its first-ever championship at the Ladycat Fall Classic.
"This was a good win for this team," Coal City coach Brad Schmitt said. "We played well tonight defensively and were able to go on some runs offensively. Definitely a team win, but we had a number of people play well throughout this game, and I hope that will help their confidence as the year goes on."
Nicole Borgetti and Donjeta Shabani shared the Coal City (4-1) lead in points with 12, and Emily Halliday added 11 to go with 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.
Coal City 42,
BEECHER — Britta Spelde had 12 points in the win while Halliday had 11, Donjeta Shabani had 8 and Borgetti 7 for the Lady Coalers.
Tinley Park 56,
Coal City 43
BEECHER — Shabani had 14 points for Coal City.
Coal City 55,
BEECHER — Halliday had 17 points and Borgetti 14 to lead the Lady Coalers.
Coal City 56,
BEECHER — Shabani had 19 points and 6 rebounds, Halliday 14 points and Borgetti 12 points for the locals.
Peoria Heights 44, 2 OT
LEXINGTON — Breann Fisher and Chelsea Schultz scored 12 points each to lead Gardner-South Wilmington (2-3) as it completed a 2-2 showing at the Lexington Tournament on Tuesday. Fisher added 21 rebounds.
"We trailed the whole game and were able (to) crawl back at the end of the game and knock down a couple of free throws to send it to overtime," GSW coach Adam Leigh said.
LEXINGTON — Chelsea Schultz had 13 points for GSW.
AURORA — Erin Heide had 9 points for Minooka in tournament play at Waubonsie Valley.
Waubonsie Valley 21
AURORA — Larissa McLemen had 10 points for Minooka and Heide and Karlie Carter had 6 each.
Lincoln-Way Central 30,
Minooka 29, OT
AURORA — McLemen had 11 points and Heide 8 for the Indians.
Aurora Christian 45,
AURORA — The Lady Comets finished fourth at the IMSA tournament with the loss. Courtney Welch had 11 points and Caitlyn Wesch 10 points for Reed-Custer.
FISHER — Lisa Bruner had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans in the loss at the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Tournament.
Emily Burling and Jessica Ponce led the Redskins with 8 points, and Bridget Gile and JoAnn Nowicki added 6 Tuesday.
FAIRBURY — Morris ended the Prairie Central Tournament with a 2-1 record and second place. Ponce led all Redskins scorers with 16 points and 4 assists.
MINOOKA — Heather Bonde, Kieirli McLemen and Emily Knaub each had 10 points in the win by the Indians.
Waubonsie Valley 23
MINOOKA — Knaub had 12 points for the Indians.
Lincoln-Way Central 26
MINOOKA — Taylor Prieboy had 21 points for Minooka while Abbie Hoeg added 10.
Devin Pacheco had eight points and 13 rebounds for Morris while Kayla Cryder added 8 points.
Illiana Christian 83,
SENECA — Dalton Kinzler's 12 points led Reed-Custer (0-2) Tuesday at the Seneca Turkey Tournament.
Also Tuesday, Somonauk defeated Hall, 58-50.
SENECA — Kinzler scored 10 points Monday for the Comets.
DWIGHT — Owen Pulver led Dwight with 13 points at its own tournament Tuesday.
Trey Ward's 10 points were high for the Redskins, who got 6 from Tommy Balentine and Matt Walker, on Tuesday.
Taylor Warwick bowled a 544 series and Savannah Strange added a 534 Tuesday at Echo Lanes for the Redskins.
"I was very proud of how my girls handled themselves during our first match of the season," Morris coach Harry Banks said. "I have high hopes for our team in the coming weeks."
Imelda Garcia had a 491 and Anne Marie Hayes a 469 in a Morris junior varsity victory.
Plainfield East 2,886
CHANNAHON — Zach Segatto's 670 series and 259 game were high for the Indians (4-1) Tuesday at Channahon Lanes. Ryan Duggins bowled a 650.
Behind a 667 series from Alex Guglielmucci, Minooka (5-0) won 3,218-2,131 at the junior varsity level.
Plainfield North Invitational
BOLINGBROOK — John Kauffman finished ninth (1,319) for fifth-place Minooka while Segatto was 11th (1,301).
Joliet West 3,087
JOLIET — The Indians won the non-conference match behind a 726 series by Kyle Kurtz. Three others shot in the 600s in Duggins (655), Nick Beeler (648) and Kauffman (639).
In the JV match, Minooka won 2,837-2,726 with Dylan Pickett leading the team with a 636.
GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Coal City 45,
COAL CITY — The Warriors were led by 7 points from Cal Smolik while Jake Brnca, Junior Arias and Christian Johnson had 6 each.
Coal City (3-3) defeated Mazon-Verona-Kinsman 36-10 at the seventh-grade level behind 6 points from Brett Blecha.
MINOOKA — Jalen Jones had 29 points in the win and Antonio Milazzo 18 for the Indians.
In the seventh grade game, Minooka won 44-39.
MINOOKA — Jones, with 12 points, and Milazzo, with 11, paced the Indians.
MINOOKA — The Indians seventh grade team advanced to a regional championship by beating Hufford. Maiah DeShazer had 8 points for Minooka.
WILMINGTON — The Indians finished second place in their division and third out of the 15 teams at Wilmington in a recent invitational.