WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Basketball resumes, wrestling and girls’ bowling regionals among busy weekend slate

WEEKEND ROUNDUP: Basketball resumes, wrestling and girls’ bowling regionals among busy weekend slate


Ottawa 89, Geneseo 57

GENESEO – Ottawa put up a season-high in points Saturday night, just one night after scoring a season-low in a 53-39 loss at DeKalb.

Myles Tucker finished with 20 points and six rebounds for the Pirates (17-2, 6-1), Wyatt Hill added 19 points and 12 assists, Tyler Carson finished with 18 points and four steals, and Dakota Deverteuil chipped in 15 points and five rebounds.

Marquette 79, Yorkville Christian 61

OTTAWA – Marquette had four players in double figures, including two with career highs, in a non-conference win Saturday at Bader Gym.

Chase Thumm and Victor Mullen each tallied 19 points for the Crusaders (23-2), the latter a career best. Logan Komater finished with 15 points and Nate Melvin chipped in a career-high 12 points.

Mullen and Melvin had set career marks with 15 and 10 points, respectively, the previous night in a 69-42 win at Henry-Senachwine.

Somonauk 60, Serena 53

SOMONAUK – The third-seeded Huskers (11-12) settled for fourth at the 100th Little 10 Conference Tournament, falling to the host and fourth-seeded Bobcats in the third place game.

Serena head coach Dain Twait tweeted after the game that history was made in the contest.

Serena suffered a 76-71 loss to No. 2 Indian Creek in Friday’s semifinals. Tournament high seed Newark went onto win the tournament with a 55-44 win over the Timberwolves, while No. 6 Earlville knocked off No. 5 Hinckley-Big Rock for the consolation championship.

Seneca 63, DePue 54

DEPUE – The Fighting Irish (14-9, 6-1) scored a Tri-County Conference victory Friday night behind 19 points from Sam Grushkin. Connor Greve and Brody Baudino added 10 points apiece for Seneca.

Streator continues second half surge


Ottawa 44, Serena 30

SERENA – Angelique Cowan scored 19 points and Sloan Gayan added 11 points for the Lady Pirates (15-7) in a non-conference victory Saturday.

Katie Baker paced the Lady Huskers (13-18) with 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Gayan had 21 points and Cowan added 10 points in Ottawa’s 65-46 loss at Sycamore on Friday night.

Marquette 53, La Moille-Ohio 19

OTTAWA – An early 23-1 run Saturday was more than enough for Marquette in Saturday’s non-conference win at Bader Gym. Hannah Cowie led Marquette (13-12) with 10 points while five other players scored at least six points in the victory.


Locals advance from regional meets

MORRIS and DECATUR – McKenzie Lewis of Ottawa toppled 1,092 pins at Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Morris Regional at Echo Lanes, and became one of 10 individuals to advance to Sectional play.

Lewis will be joined by Streator sophomores Felicity Kruger and Hallie Ligori. Kruger finished with 979 pins and Ligori knocked down 920 as Streator placed fifth at the Class 2A Taylorville Regional in Decatur, tallying 4,610 pins to finish just 58 pins short of advancing as a team.

The local three will compete at this Saturday’s Hinsdale South Sectional at Brunswick Zone Woodridge Lanes.


Ottawa sends five, Streator one to Sectional

COAL CITY – Ottawa placed fourth and Streator was eighth of nine teams at Saturday’s IHSA Class 2A Coal City Regional.

Luke Fleming (120 pounds) and Cedric Fairow (170) won their weight classes for Ottawa while Riley Hanson (113) and Nick Stehl (16) each placed second, and Bradley Ruger finished third at 132 pounds to round out Ottawa’s qualifiers for this Saturday’s Geneseo Sectional.

Streator had only Alex Granados advance with a third place finish at 285 pounds.

Five Crusaders move on

AURORA – Marquette earned a fifth place finish at Saturday’s Class 1A Aurora Central Catholic Regional.

Maverick McAlpine (145 pounds) and Hunter McAlpine (220) were runners-up in their divisions while Logan Petre (126), Brenton Sampson (160) and Jake Mitchell (170) each placed third.

Those five will compete at this Saturday’s Byron Sectional.

Seneca finishes runner-up, advances five to Sectional

SENECA – Seneca placed second at its own Class 1A Regional, finishing with 123.5 points to finish behind only Prairie Central.

Jackson Beene won his weight class at 152 pounds and Jacob Hampton was second at 285 pounds, while Owen Feiner (126), Joey Hatz (160) and Gavin Robertson (182) finished each placed third in their divisions.

All five will wrestler this Saturday at the Pontiac Sectional.


L-P/Ottawa co-op finishes second at NIIC Championships

BYRON – The Cavaliers tallied 251 points to finish 18 points behind Sterling at Saturday’s six-team meet.

Ottawa swimmer Zach Nelson the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.26) and fellow Ottawa swimmer Joe Ovanic won the 100 butterfly (54.22), while L-P swimmer Jacob Pocivasek was first in the 200 freestyle (1:51.17).

L-P/Ottawa also won the 200 medley relay (1:42.64), and placed second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.41).

Ovanic added a runner-up finish in the 200 Individual Medley (2:06.76), Zach Nelson was third in the 100 freestyle (51.21), Ryan Nelson took third in the 500 freestyle (5:27.29), Pocivasek placed third in the 100 backstroke (56.85), and L-P swimmer Luke Mertes finished third in the 50 freestyle (23.41).


IVCC 49, Black Hawk 39

MOLINE – Kewanee alum Blair Bullock led the Eagles with 13 points (11-9, 3-2) while Marquette graduate Maddie Dougherty added 12 points.