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Morris girls fall to Yorkville to cap long road stint

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 11:35 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 11:41 p.m. CDT
(Rob Oesterle)
Morris' Meghan Smith (left) had a team-leading 13 points in a loss to Yorkville on Tuesday.

YORKVILLE — Playing in its seventh straight game away from home, the Morris girls basketball team suffered a 53-47 Northern Illinois Big 12 loss to Yorkville on Tuesday night.

Meghan Smith led the Redskins (10-7, 2-3) with 13 points, while Mya Shannon had 11 points and six assists. Ashley Hood scored eight points, while Amanda Schmidt had six, Jasmine Cook five and Gigi Corban four.

Morris returns to its home floor Friday night against Kaneland in its first home game since Dec. 10.

In sophomore action, Yorkville beat Morris, 48-26. Tailor Vuckovich led the Redskins (7-9, 3-2) in scoring with eight points and had a team-best 11 rebounds. Alisson Bojovic and Marissa Trobl chipped in with seven points apiece.

Minooka 70, Oswego 30: Brooklyn Bachmann scored a game-high 22 points to lead Minooka (13-3, 6-1) to the Southwestern Prairie Conference win. Jenna Robergs added 12 points for the Indians, who scored the first 15 points of the second half to extend its 26-17 halftime lead to 41-17, while Savannah Johnson added 11.

Minooka saw five different players combine for 10 three-point field goals.

Gardner-South Wilmington 40, Reed-Custer 37: Jenni Price had 13 points and two steals to lead GSW (14-5) to the nonconference win. Sydney Perkins added eight points for the Panthers, who led 28-13 at halftime and withstood a strong second-half rally by the Comets to come away with the win,

"We played a great first half," GSW coach Adam Leigh said. "Jenni Price had all of her points in the first half.. "We couldn't make a shot in the second half and turned the ball over too often. Luckily, we made a few shots when we had to hold off a big push by Reed-Custer."


LaSalle-Peru 124, Morris 54: Morris was led by Garrett Kirkland, who took first place in the 400-meter freestyle (4:42.37) and second place in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.06). Owen Phillips won diving (127.95) and Jacob Ursua took second place (122.00). Rick Young placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:39.21) and the 200 medley relay team of Elam Yost, Kirkland, Luke Riley, and Josh Houston took second place in 2:09.71.


Rich South 59, Coal City 28. Christian Johnson was the only player in double digits for the Coalers, scoring 10 points.

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