In area girls basketball action Monday night, Gardner-South Wilmington picked up its first win of the season when the Panthers defeated Peoria Heights, 49-40.
On the other side, Minooka lost its first game of the season when the Indians lost to DeKalb, 51-44.
Over at the Beecher Tournament, Coal City is off to a quick 4-0 start by defeating Bremen, Beecher, Shepard and Tinley Park.
Coal City 53,
Emily Halliday had 20 points and seven steals. Britta Spelde had eight points and Madyson Bunton had seven points in the win for the Coalers.
Coal City 44,
Spelde had 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Bunton added eight points and six rebounds.
Coal City 46,
Spelde and Halliday had 10 points each in the win. Bunton had eight points.
Coal City 46,
Tinley Park 36
Spelde had 18 points and Bunton had 12 points in the win. Nicole Borgetti had nine points.
Peoria Heights 40
Breanna Fisher had a double-double as the Panthers finally broke into the win column.
Fisher ended with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Also for the locals, Lexi Posing had 15 points and five rebounds, and Sophie Barna added 12 points and six rebounds.
“We did a better job of taking care of the ball tonight,” GSW coach Adam Leigh said. “We put a half-court press on Peoria Heights and they had some trouble handling the pressure.”
Brooklyn Bachmann, Erin Heide and Kelly Carnagio all had 10 points each in the loss for the Indians.
In the sophomore game, Minooka beat the Barbs, 46-27, behind 14 points from Heather Bonde.
Joliet West 2,928
The Indians picked up the nonconference win by 346 pins Monday behind four 600-series.
Kai Devine led Minooka with a 685 while Dylan Pickett had a 677, Zach Segatto had a 672 and Chris Dombrowski had a 651.
Rounding out the scoring for the Indians were: Jack Russell (585) and John Kauffman (576).
In JV action, Minooka won 3,132-2,814 with Kris Koesema rolling a 680, Austin Schomig had a 631 and Alan Koch had a 614.
At the Seneca Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday, Mendota beat Spring Valley-Hall, 69-54, Illiana Christian beat Marquette, 65-55, and St. Anne defeated Reed-Custer, 105-74.
Kal Kociss had 17 points in the win and Walker Eutsey 15 for the Panthers.
Eutsey had eight points in the loss.
Coal City 25
Jacob Overbeck, Chad Heren and Ethan Heap had eight points each and Chatten Dryfhout two in the win by the Hawks.
Matthew Wepprecht had 13 points and Joey Morales eight in the win.
Morales had 24 points for GSW and Michael Ashley had seven points.
Morales had 14 points for the Tigers and Chris Benson had seven points.