In boys basketball action over the weekend, Coal City defeated Wilmington, 52-39, in Interstate Eight Conference action to stay undefeated at 4-0.
“It was nice to start the conference season off with a win. We had moments when we executed well and other times we were sluggish,” Coal City coach Brad Boresi said. “I thought the Wilmington kids played extremely hard.”
Nick Peters had a double-double for the Coalers by getting 16 points and pulling in 14 rebounds. He also had seven assists. Brennen Shetina added 16 points and six assists.
In a game held at the United Center in Chicago, the Fighting Irish came away with the Interstate Eight Conference victory.
“It was a really great experience for the kids,” Seneca coach Russell Witte said. “We had a hard time shooting the ball, but made plays down the stretch.”
Alex Bott had 14 points in the win for Seneca and Conlan Callahan added 13 points.
Carter Gallick had 14 points in the win to lead the Fighting Irish while Austin Applebee added 11 points.
“It was a great overall effort tonight against a big Peotone team on the road,” Witte said. “Everyone contributed as we controlled the tempo and boards for the most part of the game. The defensive intensity was also great.”
Ten different players scored for the Irish on the night.
Caleb Boma had 12 points in the win by the Trojans.
Led by Brett Headrick’s 32 points, the Comets got past the Sentinels.
Also for R-C, Mason Dransfeldt had 19 points and Zach Zoltani and Travis Schoonover had 10 points each.
Families of Faith 57,
Romeoville Christian 39
Josiah Blan had 16 points from the locals while Vincent Dorantes had 14 points and Brandon Cline 13 points in the win.
Against Westlake Christian, FoFCA won, 52-47, behind 24 points from Cody Blan and 18 points from Josiah Blan.
Coal City 39,
Emily Halliday had 14 points and Madyson Bunton had 13 points and seven rebounds in the win by the Coalers.
Coal City 53,
Coal City got 18 points from Britta Spelde in the win. Halliday added 13 points.
In the sophomore game, Coal City won, 49-18, with Maddie Halliday getting 12 points and Sydney Miller had 11 points.
Plainfield North 34
The Indians bolted out to an 8-0 lead and then cruised to the Southwest Prairie Conference victory.
“All 12 players played tonight and it was a nice way to start conference play,” Minooka coach Ray Liberatore said.
Kelly Carnagio had 17 points for Minooka while Erin Heide added 12 points, Brooklyn Bachmann had 11 points and Sydney Arlis had eight points.
Mallory Misener had 12 points for the Lady Irish while Danielle Hauch and Jacey Lamboley had eight points each.
Alexa Myre had 10 points and Rachel Lape and Lexi Zaznanski eight points each in the win.
“It was a good way to start our conference schedule,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “Rachel, Lexi and Alexa extended the defense and we did a good job working it inside after that. Overall it was a good team win.”
Families of Faith 27,
Westlake Christian 24
For FoFCA, Alli Willis had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the way.
Getting wins for the Fighting Irish was: Tyler Draine at 106 pounds by fall in 4:19; Tyler Williams at 113 pounds by forfeit; Sage Friese at 138 pounds by a 15-10 score; Vryce Coyle at 160 pounds by fall in 1:23; Zach Russell at 170 pounds by fall in 3:04; Dayton Coyle at 182 pounds by fall in 51 seconds; Tommy Lovett at 195 pounds by fall in 25 seconds and Wyatt Rodriguez at 220 by forfeit.
Coal City 46,
Wins from the Coalers came from: Joey Rivera at 106 pounds by fall in 1:21; Cody Minnick at 120 pounds by fall in 1:16; Casey Brown at 132 pounds by forfeit; Nate Buck at 138 pounds by forfeit; Jonah Englert at 145 pounds by 12-2 major decision; Riley Kauzlaric at 182 pounds by fall in 11 seconds and Jake Frost at 195 pounds by fall in 44 pounds.
Coal City 39,
Grant Park 30
Wins from the Coalers came from: Rivera at 106 by forfeit; Minnick at 120 pounds by fall in 1:15; Brown at 132 pounds by fall in 57 seconds; Buck at 138 pounds by fall in 1:11; Noel Gomez at 152 pounds by an 8-6 decision in overtime; Frost at 195 pounds by fall in 1:13 and Gagnon at 220 pounds by forfeit.
Coal City 30
Wins from the Coalers came from: Rivera at 106 by fall in 1:12; Minnick at 120 pounds by fall in 2:53; Casey Brown at 132 pounds by fall in 3:13; Riley Kauzlaric at 182 pounds by fall in 1:40 and Frost at 195 pounds by fall at 59 seconds.
Prairie Central 42,
Coal City 30
Wins from the Coalers came from: Rivera at 113 pounds by fall in 19 seconds; Minnick at 120 pounds by forfeit; Brown at 132 pounds by forfeit; Kauzlaric at 182 pounds by forfeit and Frost at 195 pounds by injury default.
Clifton Central 51,
Coal City 25
Wins from the Coalers came from: Rivera at 106 pounds by fall in 1:12; Minnick at 120 pounds by fall in 3:09; Brown at 138 pounds by 8-3 decision; Buck at 145 pounds by 11-1 major decision and Kauzlaric at 182 pounds by fall in 1:29.
Coal City 59,
Illiana Christian 18
Wins from the Coalers came from: Rivera at 113 pounds by fall in 55 seconds; Minnick at 120 pounds by fall in 1:46; Matt Girot at 126 pounds by fall in 1:55; Brown at 138 pounds by fall in 1:41; Buck at 145 pounds by forfeit; Gomez at 152 pounds by fall in 1:49; Brock Crawford at 160 pounds by fall in 2:09; Kauzlaric at 182 pounds by fall in :45; Frost at 195 pounds by 15-3 major decision and Dakota Gagnon at 220 pounds by forfeit.
Minooka fourth at Oswego East Invitational
The Indians scored 5,897 pins to finish fourth at the event behind Plainfield North (6,041), Lyons (6,004) and Oswego (5,952).
Freshman Kaie Devine led Minooka with a series score of 1,264 while teammate John Kaufman was right behind him at 1,260.
Also rolling for Minooka was: Austin Schomig (1,200), Chris Dombrowski (1,053) and Thomas Heniff (1,046).
Brennan Goff had eight points in the win by Morris while Kyle Litchfield had seven points and Cortez James had six points.
In the seventh-grade game, Saratoga won, 40-31. Jacob Overbeck had 20 points in the win by the Hawks while Ethan Heap had six points and Patrick McCabe had five points.
In the sixth-grade game, Saratoga won 40-12 behind 17 points from Jack Walker. In the ‘B’ game, Saratoga won 15-7 behind five points by Cody Brummel.