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Morris girls basketball beats Indian Creek

The Morris girls basketball team improved to 4-3 on the season with a 68-47 victory over Indian Creek in a nonconference game Tuesday.

Julie Jurasits led the Redskins with 16 points and eight rebounds. Katie Friend added 15 points and eight rebounds and Jessica Ponce had 11 points, five assists and four steals.

In the frosh-soph contest Morris lost, 38-36.

Oswego 43,

Minooka 40

Erin Heide had 13 points in the Southwest Prairie Conference loss by the Indians.

Brooklyn Bachman had 10 points and both Sydney Arlis and Kelly Carnagio had eight points a piece for the Indians.

Seneca 68,

Plano 56

The lady Irish bolted out to a 21-8 lead after the first quarter and cruised to the Interstate Eight Conference win.

“We got some great shooting from the ladies tonight,” Seneca coach Barb Beck said. “Our inside-out ball movement was giving us some good looks and we were able to capitalize.”

Danielle Hauch and Jacey Lamboley had 19 points each for Seneca while Mallory Misener added 17 points. Anna Baker led the Irish with eight rebounds.

Newark 45,

Serena 40

Jasmine Mitchell finished with a double-double for the Lady Norse, finishing with 14 points and 16 rebounds against Serena while Kelsea Zitt added 14 points. Kristine Zitt had 11 rebounds.

“The girls really responded well in the third quarter to take the lead,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “Jasmine and Kelsey really led the way, but it was a total team effort to beat a good, well-rounded team on the road.” 

Victory Christian 45

Families of Faith 40

Destiny Villalejo had 17 points and Alli Wills had 16 points in the loss. Wills also had 13 rebounds and Villalejo had nine rebounds.


Coal City 47,

Manteno 41

Nick Peters had 20 points and 11 rebounds to record a double-double in the Interstate Eight Conference win against the Panthers. Brennen Shetina had 14 points and Lane Cowherd had 11 rebounds.

“Road wins in the I-8 are tough to come by and we managed to get one tonight,” Coal City coach Brad Boresi said. “This wasn’t our best games defensively, but we made enough shots and hit our free throws at the end.”

In the frosh-soph game, Manteno won by a score of 42-26, despite 15 points from Nick Micetich.

Reed-Custer 90,

Plano 63

The Comets had four players in double figures on the night led by the 23 points by Mason Dransfeldt. Brent Headrick also had 19 points, Tyler Foote had 16 points and Travis Schoonover had 12 points. Foote completed a double-double by hauling in 11 rebounds.

“This was by far the best game that we have played all year,” R-C coach Mark Porter said. “We rotated defensively, caused problems and caused them to turn the ball over and that gave us more possessions. We attacked the basket in the third quarter the way we have wanted to all year. The kids did a great job in the second half of finishing.”

In the frosh-soph game, Plano beat Reed-Custer 65-63 behind 16 points by Neil O’Donnell and 11 points by Tommy Shaw.

Families of Faith 59,

Victory Christian 55

Josiah Blan had 27 points in the win while Cody Blan added 16 points and Brandon Cline had 10 points. Josiah Blan completed the double-double by collecting 17 rebounds.

Families of Faith 61,

Grace Christian 58

Cody Blan had 17 points and Josiah Blan added a double-double (16 points and 13 rebounds) in the win. Vincent Dorantes had 11 points.


Dixon 1,056,

Morris 954

The Redskins won the first game in Dixon on Tuesday but then lost the next two to drop a 40-pin decision to the Lady Dukes.

“Losing the series by 40 pins is tough,” Morris coach Harry Banks said. “It’s easy to go back and find missed spares that cost you the series. With a lot of bowling left, this shows us where improvement needs to be made.”

Morris was led in the series by senior Emelda Garcia with a 545 and senior Amber Benson rolled a 526.

At the JV level, Morris lost, 2,360-2,256, despite a 490 series from Madison Colasanti and a 441 from Ann Marie Hayes.


Minooka 1,950,

Lincoln-Way East 1,586

Zach Segatto led the Indians with a two-game total of 441 while Chris Dombrowski added 432 in the nonconference win.

Dylan Pickett had a 378, John Kauffman had a 368 and Kai Devine had a 331.

In the JV match, Minooka won, 1,882-1,546, with Jack Russell leading the way with a 371.

Minooka 3,307,

Plainfield North 3,101

Kai Devine had a 695 to lead the Indians while Zach Segatto ended with 651, Chris Dombrowski had a 646 and Alex Gugliemucci had a 642. John Kauffman rounded out the scoring with 618 pins.

At the JV level Minooka lost, 2,963-2,933, despite a 612 series from Ryan Koesema.


Saratoga 46,

MVK 29

The Hawks were led by Tyler Spiezio’s 17 points while Brennen Goff had 10 points and Payton Voitik had seven points in the win.

In the seventh-grade game, Saratoga beat MVK by a 35-23 score. Jacob Overbeck had 17 points for the Hawks.

Elwood 41,

Saratoga 37

Spiezio had 17 points and Goff had nine points in the loss.

In a seventh-grade game against Dwight, Saratoga won, 27-20, with Patrick McCabe scoring nine points in the win.

In a sixth-grade game against Minooka, the Indians defeated the Hawks 26-19 despite eight points from Cole Laurie and seven from Jack Walker. In the ‘B’ game, Minooka won 33-11 with Nolan Bruyn scoring five points for the Hawks.

Seneca 33,

GSW 31

For the Tigers, Kal Kociss had 13 points and Walker Eutsey had 11 points.

In the seventh-grade game, GSW won, 33-9, behind 16 points by Joey Morales.

St. Paul 32,

GSW 28

Eutsey had 17 points for the Tigers.

In a seventh-grade game, GSW beat ICS with Joey Morales scoring 24 points.


MVK 27,

GSW 14

Nate Wise, Cole Patten and Dylan Hill had four points each for GSW.

GSW 19,

Dwight 2

Seth Harlan and Dylan Hill had five points each in the win.

Elwood 26,


Chris Bexson had six points for the Tigers.

In the fifth-grade game, Elwood won 8-5 despite two points each from Nate Wise and Connor Stiechen.


Seneca 42,

Dwight 26

The Raiders were led by Lydia Robinson’s 17 points in the MVK regional championship.

Eve Odum ended with 12 points.

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