Ottawa 57, La Salle-Peru 36
LA SALLE – Tyler Carson had 15 points and Dakota Deverteuil finished with 12 points Saturday as Ottawa picked up its fourth straight win. Wyatt Hill added eight points, eight rebounds and five steals for the Pirates (20-2, 9-1), and Myles Tucker chipped in eight points and four assists in the victory.
Streator keeps winning ways going
St. Bede 61
Hard fought road victory. Big 2nd quarter was key. Credit St. Bede for never going away. 10th win and a chance to move back to .500 (after being 3-10) on Tuesday night at home vs. Seneca.
A. Ford – 21 pts (career high)
M. Benning – 20 pts#SHSuccess
— Streator Bulldogs Basketball (@shsbulldogbball) February 10, 2019
PERU – The Bulldogs (10-11) have now won seven of their last eight games.
Seneca wins at Riverton Shootout
Final — Seneca 51 Monmouth Roseville 35. . . Seneca’s Nate Armbrust named MVP of game, scored 19 points.#sjrpreps
— Dave Kane (@DaveKaneSJR) February 9, 2019
As reported by Dave Kane of the State Journal-Register in Springfield. Seneca improved to 15-11 on the season.
Ottawa 72, Rochelle 46: Myles Tucker had 19 points, Tyler Carson chipped in 15 points and nine rebounds, and Noah Gould had 12 points for Ottawa.
Marquette 56, Lowpoint-Washburn 24: Logan Komater scored 11 points and Jack Snook finished with 10 points as Marquette (25-2, 8-0) won for the 13th straight game and clinched a share of the Tri-County Conference regular season title.
Roanoke-Benson 44, Seneca 29: The Fighting Irish (6-2 in conference) were eliminated from Tri-County Conference championship contention with the loss.
Streator 48, Peotone 24: Mason Benning led three Bulldogs (5-2 in Interstate 8 play) in double figures with 12 points, per the Streator Basketball Twitter account. Grant Mascal and Jimmy Tredway added 10 points apiece.
Serena 57, Hinckley-Big Rock 35: Jakob Setchell had 18 points, Brennan Marker tallied 14 points and Jack Rogers finished with 10 points for Serena (12-13, 5-2).
Ottawa 40, DeKalb 33
DEKALB – Ottawa wrapped up the regular season Friday night with a NIB12 crossover victory.
Sloan Gayan had 15 points for the Lady Pirates (17-8, 7-5) and Angelique Cowan added 14 points.
Ottawa plays Bishop McNamara in the IHSA Class 3A Ottawa Regional semifinals Tuesday night.
Ottawa’s Hanson, Seneca’s Beene advance to State
MULTIPLE SITES – Riley Hanson is the lone Ottawa wrestler to qualify for this week’s IHSA State Tournament after placing fourth at 113 pounds Saturday at the Class 2A Geneseo Sectional.
Luke Fleming (120) and Cedric Fairow (170) each reached the consolation semifinals for the Pirates before bowing out. The lone Streator entry, Alex Granados, was ousted in the consolation third round at 285 pounds.
Jackson Beene won the Sectional title at 152 pounds to become the lone State qualifier for Seneca from the Class 1A Pontiac Sectional. Luke Sangston (106), Cody Carvell (120), Owen Feiner (132) and Gavin Robertson (182) all fell just one match short of advancing for the Fighting Irish.
Marquette did not have a State qualifier emerge from the Class 1A Byron Sectional. Maverick McAlpine (145) and Hunter McAlpine (220) each wrestled back to consolation semifinals before being eliminated from the tournament.
The IHSA State Wrestling Tournament begins Thursday at the State Farm Center in Champaign.
Season ends for local bowlers
MORRIS – Ottawa’s McKenzie Lewis toppled 1,070 pins but did not advance out of the IHSA Class 2A Minooka Sectional at Echo Lanes on Saturday.
Felicity Kruger (1,043) and Hallie Ligori (828) of Streator also competed but did not advance.
Congrats to the Ottawa Competitive Dance Team on their Illinois Dance Team Association (IDTA) state championship in Jazz Dance and their overall championship in Class 3A. Fantastic job! All the hard work and time definitely paid off!!!!!!
— Michael Cooper (@OttawaAthletics) February 10, 2019
IDTA Jazz State Champions and AAA Grand Champions!!! pic.twitter.com/lN5Tru4xT8
— OTHS Pirate Poms (@PiratePoms) February 10, 2019
SOPHOMORE BOYS BASKETBALL
Ottawa 53, La Salle-Peru 35
LA SALLE – Anthony Cooper had 19 points and Zach Vogel finished with 16 points for Ottawa in Saturday night’s victory.
Cooper had 25 points and seven rebounds, and Tyler Arroyo added 11 points Friday as the Corsairs held off Rochelle, 58-48.
8TH GRADE BOYS BASKETBALL
Marquette to play in State third place game
MACON – The Marquette 8th grade boys’ basketball team won its opening game at the IESA Class 1A State Tournament on Saturday, defeating Stewardson-Strasburg, 41-28. Tom Durdan led the Knights with 12 points.
The Knights then lost its semifinal to Ashland A-C Central, 43-38. Durdan had 13 points in the loss while Taylor Waldron contributed 12 points for Marquette.
Marquette will play Springfield Little Flower in the third place game Thursday at Meridian High School.