The Morris competitive dance team earned its way into the IHSA Class 1A state finals Friday morning, finishing in third place in the preliminaries at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
Morris finished with a score of 86.58, which tied the Redskins with Providence Catholic. Highland won the class with a team score of 90.10.
Morris will perform in the finals with nine other schools. Their performace will be at 11:18 a.m.
Minooka also advanced in Class 3A Friday. The Arrowettes finished in ninth place with a 85.24 score. Minooka performs at 2:20 p.m. Saturday.
Morris took the first and third games of the series against Streator in compiling a 3,413-2,961 win.
Senior Imelda Garcia led Morris in the first game by rolling a 235, and the Redskins then sealed the win when Savannah Strange rolled a 264 and Jessica Winter had a 239 in the final game.
Strange ended the meet with a 623 pin count and Amber Benson had a 588.
“Finishing the season with a 10-2 record, and with an 8-1 record in the conference is a strong season,” Morris coach Harry Banks said. “Hopefully we will be able to continue this good momentum into the conference tournament and then carry it on into regionals.”
The Morris wrestling team hosted Bolingbrook on Wednesday for senior night.
Additionally, the event was for the annual Raider-Redskins Cup, which went to Bolingbrook after a 43-24 victory.
Morris seniors Kenny Baldridge and Trevor Allbert both won on the night.
Baldridge defeated Titus Wonsley by fall in 4:32 and Allbert beat Mark Davis by fall at 1:26.
Other winners on the night for the Redskins were: Tony Menozi at 106 pounds (10-4 decision), Andrew Smith at 113 (fall 3:30); and Emmet Chouinard at 152 (5-0 decision).
Seneca ends the dual season at 15-15 with the win over Dwight on the Trojans’ senior night.
Wins for Seneca came from: Tyler Draine at 106 pounds (forfeit), Tyler Williams at 113 (forfeit), Kyle Sigmon at 132 (forfeit), Anthony Haase at 138 (forfeit), Zach Russell at 160 (forfeit), Tommy Lovett at 182 (fall 1:59); and Anthony Willoughby at 195 (forfeit).
Herscher 79, OT
Travis Schoonover (20 points) hit a 3-pointer with 12 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. The Comets then went on to win the Interstate Eight Conference Tournament game.
Mason Dransfeldt had 19 points, Zach Zoltani had 13 points and Brent Headrick had 12 points.
“Being down by nine with under three minutes left and to come back against a really good Herscher team, that says something about the character of the kids,” R-C coach Mark Porter said.
St. Anne 27
Maranda Residori led the Panthers with 13 points while Breanne Fisher had 10 points.
“We struggled in the first half offensively,” GSW coach Adam Leigh said. “We shot 23 free throws in the second half and made 15, so that helped out quite a bit.”
Erica Flynn and Rachel Dawson had six points each in the win.
Saratoga def. MVK,
For MVK, Alex Draves had six points and three kills in the loss.
In the seventh-grade match, Madison Tondini had 12 points for MVK in a 25-15, 25-23 win. Samantha Macchietto added four aces, five kills, two digs and a block.
In the sixth-grade match, MVK won, 25-10, 20-25, 15-9, with Destiny Clark and Claudia Morris collecting nine service points each.
At the 7-2A regional in Seneca, the hosting Raiders came away with the semifinal win.
Brody Baudino led the winners with 13 points while Issac Brockman added eight.
Burr Ridge 36,
Jacob Overbeck had 16 points in the regional semifinal loss.