At the Seneca Thanksgiving Turkey Tournament on Saturday, the Mendota Trojans finished off the 16th game of the event – the championship game – with a 65-64 victory over Illiana Christian. In the third-place game, Seneca beat St. Anne, 58-47.
Seneca had two players named to the All-Tournament team in seniors Conlan Callahan and Carter Gallick. The rest of the All-Tournament team included: Caleb Jonkman (IC), Octavious Jefferson (St. Anne), James Carroll (Mendota), Jeff Taylor (St. Anne), Reece Bode (Somonauk), A.J. Gaeta (Hall), Mark Prescott (Mendota) and Brandon Galambos (IC).
Callahan led Seneca with 18 points in the third-place game while Austin Applebee had 13, Alex Bott had 12 points and Gallick had 11 points.
Carroll had 27 points in the championship game for the Trojans.
Spring Valley-Hall beat Reed-Custer for fifth place and Somonauk topped Marquette 62-37 for seventh place. Tyler Foote led the Comets with 17 points while Brent Headrick added 12 points, Travis Schoonover had 11 points and Logan Zavala had 10 points .
Dwight Route 17
Ridgeview beat Dwight, 67-63, for the tournament title. Caleb Boma and Triston Dircks made the All-Tournament team for the Trojans.
Coal City Turkey Tournament
Morris finished off the Coal City tournament with wins over Serena (72-51) on Friday and Gardner-South Wilmington (63-36) on Saturday.
In the game against Serena, Matt Shaw had 24 points while Jacob Webb and Matt Walker had nine points each.
In the game against GSW, Morris was led by 16 points from Shaw, nine points from Jake Jurasits and seven points from Tom Balentine.
The Indians won the Plainfield South Invitational over the weekend, finishing with a team score of 6,233.
John Kauffman led Minooka by posting a six-game series of 1,470 in the tournament while Zach Segatto had a high game of 268 and Dylan Pickett had a 267.
Pickett finished with a series of 1,287, Segatto had a 1,183 and Kai Devine had a 1,152.
West Aurora 47
“This was a very good win for us because West Aurora was undefeated in pool play,” Minooka coach Ray Liberatore said. “The girls constantly made the extra pass and got great shots.”
Erin Heide led Minooka with 23 points in the contest while Brooklyn Bachmann had 11 points and Kelly Carnagio had 10 points.
In a sophomore game against Naperville North, Minooka won, 31-26 behind seven points by Heather Bonde and six points by Courtney Kurtz.
Taking wins for Seneca against Amboy were: Tyler Draine (at 113 pounds by forfeit), Sage Friese (at 132 pounds by fall in 45 seconds), Zach Russell (at 182 pounds by forfeit), Anthony Willoughby (at 195 pounds by forfeit), Wyatt Rodriguez (at 220 pounds by forfeit) and Jacob Gonzalez (at 285 pounds by an 8-4 decision).
Taking wins for Seneca against the Trojans were: Draine at 113 pounds (forfeit), Kyle Sigmon at 132 pounds (fall 3:21), Friese at 138 pounds (22-5 tech fall), Lucas Altobella at 152 pounds (forfeit), Dayton Coyle at 170 pounds (11-3 major decision), Russell at 182 pounds (forfeit), Willoughby at 195 pounds (fall in 4:13) and Rodriguez at 220 pounds (fall in 14 seconds).
The Lady Raiders got four points each from Molly Baker, Abriana Jashari and Emily Eltrevoog in the win.
In the semifinal game won by Seneca over Ottawa Wallace, 23-10.