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Morris girls top Coal City for second straight win

COAL CITY — The Morris girls basketball team got its second straight win Tuesday night, defeating Coal City, 49-40.

Mya Shannon had a game-high 22 points to go with six rebounds and five assists for the Redskins (4-5), while Gigi Corban had 14 points and five rebounds. Karrina Riley had five points and three rebounds, while Carli Foddrill had three points and two rebounds. Mackenzie Lind (2 rebounds) and Kennedy Dransfeldt (5 rebounds, 4 steals) each scored two points, while Paige Valentine chipped in with one point, five rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Coal City (4-6) was led by Bridget Kauzlaric with 10 points, while Helen Onsen scored nine. Brooke Chapman had seven points and a team-high 14 rebounds.

Morris led 14-8 at the end of the first quarter and 23-14 at halftime. Coal City pulled to within 32-29 at the end of the third, but Morris outscored the Coalers 17-11 in the fourth to seal the win.

Morris won the sophomore game, 42-28, as Lind had 19 points and Marissa Trobl added seven.

Minooka 55, Oswego 27: Cierra Bachmann led Minooka (4-3, 1-1) to the Southwest Prairie Conference win with 18 points, while Savanna Johnson scored 11 and Zoey Caves added six. Minooka outscored Oswego 22-6 in the third quarter to pull away.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Coal City 51, Wilmington 45: The Coalers trailed 28-23 at halftime, but stormed out of the break by outscoring Wilmington 19-8 in the third quarter and held on for the win. Sean Micetich led the Coalers with 14 points, while Payton Hutchings scored 12 and Austin Pullara added nine points and a team-high nine rebounds.

BOYS SWIMMING

Joliet 106, Morris 74: Morris was led by the efforts of Garrett Kirkland, who took first place honors in the 400-meter freestyle (4:41.67) and the 100 breaststroke (1:14.69). Kirkland was on the 200 medley relay with Christopher Collet, Aidan Kozlowski, and Josh Houston that took first place (2:09.27). Collet took first in the 50 freestyle (27.45) and second in the 100 freestyle (1:00.49). Kozlowski took second in the 200 individual medley (2:58.90), while Houston took third in the 50 freestyle (29.40). The same relay team finished second in the 400 freestyle relay (4:20.02). Morris won diving behind a 121.80 from Hunter Novander and a second-place finish from Ben Acosta (87.40). Rick Young placed second in the 200 freestyle (2:30.39).

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