The Morris wrestling team picked up a pair of dual wins Saturday at the Lincoln-Way West Super-Duals, while losing to the hosts – the No. 4 ranked team in Class 2A by Illinois Matmen. The Redskins knocked off Eisenhower, 54-27, and Tinley Park, 39-28, but lost to West 45-25.
“The boys wrestled well,” Morris coach Jon Lanning said. “I was proud of the effort that was given and they showed me they have been working on the things the coaching staff has been emphasizing in practice.”
Winners for Morris against Eisenhower included: Tony Menozi at 106 pounds (fall in 1:17); Andrew Smith at 113 (by forfeit); Dominic Byerly at 126 (forfeit); Kenny Baldridge at 132 (forfeit); A.J. Vota at 138 (forfeit); Cody Decker at 145 (fall in 2:26); Trevor Allbert at 160 (fall 2:38); Dalton Ness at 220 (fall 1:34) and Andrew Fought at 285 (forfeit).
Winners for Morris against Tinley Park included: Smith at 113 pounds (forfeit); Baldridge at 132 (11-1 major decision); Vota at 138 (18-2 tech fall); Emmet Chouinard at 152 (fall 3:17); Ryan Kowalczyk at 182 (forfeit); Ness at 220 (fall 2:24) and Mason Dryfhout at 285 (forfeit).
Winners for Morris against West included: Jarred Bernard at 120 pounds (forfeit); Baldridge at 132 (17-5 major decision); Allbert at 160 (11-4 decision); Ness at 220 (fall 3:54) and Fought at 285 (fall 1:26).
“I was very proud of the effort given against Lincoln-Way West,” Lanning said. “[Coach] Brian [Glynn] always has his guys ready to wrestle. We battled them and gave 100 percent effort, which is all I can ask.”
Dwight improved to 9-7 on the season with a nonconference win over the Panthers.
Caleb Boma led the Trojans with 13 points while Kyle Robison had 13 for GSW.
Coal City 45,
The Coalers dropped Dwight to 1-4 in the Interstate Eight Conference with the win while moving to 4-0 themselves.
“This was a much-needed win for us tonight,” Coal City coach Brad Boresi said. “I thought we did a nice job defensively locating shooters.”
Boma led all scorers in the game with 12 points while Brennen Shetina added 11 for Coal City.
“Brennen had a great all-around game for us,” Boresi said.
Nick Peters added nine points and nine rebounds in the win.
The Irish landed three players in double-digits scoring in the I-8 win.
Carter Gallick had 16 points and both Conlan Callahan and Austin Applebee added 13 apiece.
In the frosh-soph game, Manteno won, 35-34, despite 13 points by Ross McCormick and seven from Arik Applebee.
Coal City 62,
On Saturday, Coal City beat the Panthers.
“Tonight was a great team effort,” Boresi said. “We turned up the defense in the fourth quarter and were able to put the game away.”
Peters led the Coalers with 16 points and 14 rebounds while Shetina added 12 points and four steals.
Brent Headrick led the Comets with 14 points and Mason Dransfeldt added 11 in the I-8 loss.
“The kids played their hearts out tonight,” R-C coach Mark Porter said. “To lose at the buzzer the way we did tonight was tough.”
In the frosh-soph contest, Sandwich beat Reed-Custer 64-58 despite 16 points from Neil O’Donnell. Also for the Comets, Tommy Shaw had 14 points and A.J. Simonelli had 13.
Coal City 48,
Britta Spelde had 12 points for the Lady Coalers while Emily Halliday added 11 and Nicole Borgetti eight in the Interstate Eight Conference win. Madyson Bunton had 10 rebounds and Spelde nine.
Plainfield South 37
The Indians went out to a 11-4 lead right from the beginning and never looked back.
Erin Heide had 17 points to lead Minooka while Kelly Carnagio added 14.
Coal City 49,
Coal City improved to 16-0 overall and 5-0 in the I-8 with the win.
Spelde led Coal City with 12 points while Borgetti added 10. Additionally, Brittany Jezik and Rebecca Cash had nine points apiece.
Hinckley-Big Rock 30
H-BR jumped out to an 8-3 lead after the first quarter of play, only to see the Lady Irish come back for the nonconference win.
“After a slow start we battled back against a tough H-BR team,” Seneca coach Barb Beck said. “Our guards picked it up after the first quarter and attacked the defense.
Danielle Hauch led Seneca with 12 points while Mallory Misener and Jacey Lamboley added 10 each in the win. Kayla Haines had eight rebounds.
In frosh-soph action, Seneca beat H-BR 45-23 with Clarissa Wignes scoring 11 points and Natalie Hamilton 10 for the younger Irish.
For Dwight, Alyson Wiemken had 19 points, 11 rebounds and nine steals to lead the Lady Trojans while Savannah Baldauf added 15 points.
Indian Creek 38
Kelsea Zitt had 15 points in the Little 10 Conference game for Newark. Nicole Lawrence added 12 points and Jasmine Mitchell had 10.
“This was a very good varsity basketball game by two fundamentally sound teams,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “It was nice to see us respond well on the road in a tough environment.”
Ottawa Marquette 51,
Jessica Jurak had 12 points, Meghan Smith had 11, Addison Polite had 10 and Janelle Brehn had eight in the nonconference loss.