The Morris girls basketball team lost it’s fourth straight Northern Illinois Big 12 East tilt Thursday, dropping a 57-45 decision to hosting Kaneland.
Julie Jurasits had 22 points and seven rebounds for Morris while Katie Friend added eight points and nine rebounds.
In the freshman-sophomore contest, Morris won, 47-37, with Meghan Smith leading the way with 18 points. Janell Brehm had eight points and Jessica Jurak had eight points and three assists. Kayla Cryder had five points and seven rebounds.
Jasmine Mitchell had 13 points and Kristine Zitt had six points and nine rebounds in the Little Ten Conference tilt.
“We played a nice first half and hung on from there,” Newark coach Brian Holman said. “Give LaMoille credit, they really put up a fight.”
In River Valley Conference action Thursday, the Lady Panthers improved to 4-1 in league play with a win over Donovan.
Ally Matthews led the locals with 24 points, 10 steals and five rebounds while Breann Fisher added nine points. Additionally, Emily Foley had 10 points and five rebounds, Jenni Price had 10 points and eight steals and Lexi Posing had eight points and 13 rebounds.
“Ally had a big game for us,” GSW coach Adam Leigh said. “She got hot early in the first quarter and made some big shots. All-around, we played well defensively.”
Seneca wins came from: Tyler Draine at 106 pounds (forfeit); Sage Friese at 126 (fall 3:42); Kyle Sigmon at 132 (fall 3:42); Anthony Haase at 138 (fall 3:09); Cole Klicker at 145 (forfeit); Bryce Coyle at 152 (forfeit); Zach Russell at 160 (fall 1:36); Dalton Coyle at 170 (9-6 decision); Tommy Lovett at 182 (fall 1:37); Jakub Goslin at 195 (forfeit) and Wyatt Rodriguez at 220 (forfeit).
Seneca wins came from: Draine at 106 pounds (fall 2:53); Friese at 126 (fall 1:13); Dayton Coyle at 170 (fall 4:48) and Lovett at 182 (5-3 decision).
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Coal City wins came from: Joey Rivera at 106 pounds (14-9 decision); Cody Minnick at 120 (fall 3:26); Corey Jurzak at 126 (11-5 decision); Casey Brown at 132 (fall 1:21); Jonah Englert at 138 (11-0 decision) and Riley Kauzlaric at 170 (fall 3:31).
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Coal City wins came from: Taylor Cirrencone at 113 pounds(fall 4:50); Minnick at 120 (3-2 decision); Jurzak at 126 (10-2 major decision); Brown at 132 (5-0 decision); Brian Stapka at 152 (9-2 decision); Kauzlaric at 170 (13-3 major decision) and Alec Leasure at 182 (fall 1:57).
Christian Haven 75,
Familes of Faith 59
Josiah Blan had 22 points in the losing effort, while Cody Blan added 12. Addionally, Brandon Cline and Vincent Dorantes had 10 points each.
Coal City 74,
Winners for the Warriors were: Gabe Ludes at 70 pounds (8-2 decision); Brandon Strnad at 75 ( pinfall); Alex Friddle at 80 (pinfall); Chase Wasielewski at 95 (12-9 decision); Daniel Jezik at 100 (9-0 decision); Ryan Wasielewski at 105 (pinfall); Jacob Jasnosz at 112 (pinfall); T.J. Jezik at 119 ( 3-2 decision); Brendan Nevin at 126 (pinfall); Danny Norton at 135 (7-2 decision); Kameron Ruhrup at 145 (pinfall); Jacob Borchelt at 155 (forfeit); Dalton Wallace at 167 (pinfall); Eddie Baltazar at 185 (pinfall) and Mason Borowicz at 215 (forfeit).
Coal City 60,
Clifton Nash 32
Winners for the Warriors were: Evan Rivera at 65 pounds (pinfall); Ludes at 70 (forfeit); Brandon Strnad at 75 (pinfall); Friddle at 80 (pinfall); Lane Kutenmeier at 90 (15-6 decision); Chase Wasielewski at 95 (pinfall); Daniel Jezik at 100 (pinfall); Ryan Wasielewski at 105 (pinfall); Jasnosz at 112 (pinfall); Norton a 135 (19-5 major decision) and Borowicz at 215 (forfeit).
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Leading Coal City on the night were: Kaleb Spreitzer with 10 points and Hunter Bannon with seven points.
Saratoga 28, OT
Erik Bendt scored 12 points to lead the Raiders while Keenan Ellis added seven points.
Saratoga def. Shabbona,
In the first volleyball game for the Braves, the neighboring Hawks stole the victory.
Olivia Doss and Hailey Aukland had two service points each for Shabbona and Aukland added a kill.
In the “B” match, Shabbona won 21-25, 25-17, 15-11 with Meganne Johnson and Baylee Newman getting seven service points each.
Warriors to have sign up day
The Morris Warriors youth football and cheerleading program will be holding a sign up at the District 101 Recreation Center on Saturday, Jan. 18. Times are from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
All kids between the ages of six and 14 are encouraged to attend.
For information about the 2014 sign up, visit the team’s website at www.morriswarriors.com