OTTAWA — Seneca never led by more than 5 points at the end of any quarter in a 55-52 varsity boys basketball win over rival Marquette Tuesday night.
"We (played a) decent game against a lot of adversity tonight," Seneca coach Russell Witte said. "In the end, it shows a lot of character about our kids. We made the plays down the stretch."
With 4 made 3-pointers each, Jimmy David scored 18 points and Conlan Callahan had 14 to lead the Fighting Irish (19-3).
Seneca (6-14) lost 43-21 in the sophomore game.
Coal City 59,
COAL CITY — Nick Peters scored 19 points and added 14 rebounds and 6 assists Tuesday to lead the Coalers (13-9) in non-conference play. They got 15 points from Brennen Shetina, 10 form Jon West, 8 from Lane Cowherd and 7 from Joe Micetich.
"The only good thing about tonight's game is that we won," Coal City coach Brad Boresi said. "We turned the ball over way too much, missed too many free throws and did not move our feet on defense. Colin Anderson gave us a nice little spark off the bench, and we were able to pull away."
BRAIDWOOD — Mason Dransfeldt scored 13 points in defeat for Reed-Custer (17-5) Tuesday.
Coal City 56,
Clifton Central 16
CLIFTON — Brita Spelde scored 10 points Tuesday to lead Coal City (20-5) in non-conference play. Nicole Borgetti and Emily Halliday had 9 points each and Donjeta Shabani added 8.
Coal City 28
COAL CITY — Halliday had 8 points and 7 rebounds for the Lady Coalers (7-2 in the Interstate Eight Conference) late Monday. They got 7 points from Borgetti, 6 from Shabani and 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals from Brittany Jezik.
"We had a tough offensive night tonight because we could not capitalize on our open looks. I thought we worked hard to get good lucks but things didn't bounce our way," Coal City coach Brad Schmitt said. "Defensively, we played hard and kept battling all night, but Lisle was able to hit some key (free throws) down the stretch when they needed to. We have to learn from this, and be able to play better in those type of situations."
Seven points from Madyson Bunton led the sophomore Lady Coalers (13-2, 9-0), who won 22-16.
NEWARK — Newark (25-1) rolled Tuesday behind 17 points from Kayla Milakis.
GARDNER — Milakis scored 10 points Monday to lead Newark, which led 48-4 at the end of the third quarter. Miranda Schmidt had 9 points and Taylor Krug 8.
Four points from Breann Fisher led Gardner-South Wilmington (10-15).
WILMINGTON — Alyson Wiemken scored 21 points with 10 rebounds and Lisa Bruner had 15 points and 13 rebounds Monday in Interstate Eight Conference play for Dwight (9-16, 4-6).
SENECA — Danielle Hauch scored 11 points and Chelsie McCormick 9 Monday in the I-8 loss for the Lady Irish (12-15, 6-4), who led 23-13 at halftime. They honored Cortney Helms, April Hovious, Erin Hovious, McCormick and Molly Novotney on senior night.
"Played a solid first half and didn't show up to play in the second half," Seneca coach Barb Beck said. "Defensively our communication broke down and they got to the line and converted."
ROMEOVILLE — Keirli McLemen's 15 points led the Indians (21-5, 10-2) Tuesday in the Southwest Prairie Conference.
LOCKPORT — Minooka's "A" team fell to 12-12 with the loss Monday.
The Indians (12-3) also lost 44-35 at the "B" level.
BOYS SWIMMING & DIVING
KANKAKEE — Anthony Ascolani, Jimmy Meredith, Jacob MacLean and Jacob Beaudin swam the 200 free relay in 1:40.11 Tuesday for a win. Morris also got a winning time of 3:50.00 in the 400 free relay from Jordan Ramirez, Jackson Riley, MacLean and Beaudin.
Beaudin was a double winner in the 50 free (24.08) and the 100 free (53.59) for the Redskins. Single winners were Ascolani in the 100 fly (1:03.36) and Meredith in the 200 IM (2:22.77).
"We had a lot of great races," Morris coach Andrew Porth said. "We'll build on this going into our conference (meet) on Saturday and an invitational next Friday at Kankakee."
Morris won the junior varsity meet 87-53. Winning relay teams included Tyler Beaty, Ian Bashor, Michael Grommon and Jon Smyk in the 200 medley (2:16.18) and Beaty, Riley Aukland, Matt Borgstrom and Smyk in the 200 free (2:03.81). Individual wins came from Bashor in the 200 IM (2:46.17) and the 100 fly (1:39.06), Aukland in the 100 back (1:17.46), Adam Roseland in the 100 breast (1:26.57) and Smyk in the 100 free (1:07.80).
GRADE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Saratoga def. Hufford,
Three kills, 15 points, 9 aces and 15 assists from Jen Smerling powered Saratoga (3-8) in the eighth-grade match Monday. It also got 3 kills with 8 points and 6 aces from Katy Smith, 5 points, 2 aces and 4 assists from LeeAnn Springer and a kill and 2 aces from Alyssa Larsen.
The Lady Hawks (6-2) won the seventh-grade match 25-6, 25-18 behind 2 kills and a block from Abby Bruyn, 2 kills, 4 points and an ace from Marisa Aguilar, a kill, 17 points and 8 aces from Abbey Moore and a kill, 6 points and 3 aces from Anna Thomas.
Gardner def. MVK,
GARDNER — Sara Cahill had 6 service points Tuesday for Mazon-Verona-Kinsman in the eighth-grade match.
MVK (3-6) won 25-11, 25-11 at the seventh-grade level behind 17 points from Britney Helms and 14 from Alex Draves.
Grand Ridge def. MVK,
20-25, 25-18, 25-20.
GRAND RIDGE — Cora Wilkinson served up 6 points Monday for the Mazon-Verona-Kinsman eighth-grade team.
Helms had 6 points for the seventh-grade Lady Mavericks, who won 25-22, 25-19.
MVK (4-0) won the sixth-grade match 25-8, 25-10 behind 11 points Alyssa Binion.
Limestone def. Coal City,
COAL CITY — Alex Michalak had 2 kills and Kenady Clayburn had 6 points, 2 aces and a dig Monday for the Coal City (7-4) eighth-graders.
Minooka def. Jane Addams,
MINOOKA — Zoey Caves and Hailey Justak had 3 kills, Natalie Zito had 6 aces and Delaney Phelan had 3 aces for Minooka (8-2) Monday.