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AREA ROUNDUP: Flanagan-Cornell, Fieldcrest score HOIC victories

As reported in Monday's edition, the Ottawa High School competitive dance team followed up its IHSA State appearance by competing and winning Class 3A's top honor at the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) last weekend. Ottawa' girls won both the 3A Jazz category and were the 3A grand champions by virtue of high marks in both jazz and pom. The team, as pictured here, included (left to right): in front - coach Alaina Weatherford, Alicia Graham, Leah Cox, Bailee Hubbard, Chloe Bruck, Tres Guerrero and Leah Reed; and in back - Hannah Larsen, Emma Gerkitz, Colette Methling, Whitney Stone, Amelia DeBernardi, Savanna Bartelmey, Cambri Horner, Grace Gerding, Alaina Gallion, Lauren Mucci and Riley Lahey-Bristol.
As reported in Monday's edition, the Ottawa High School competitive dance team followed up its IHSA State appearance by competing and winning Class 3A's top honor at the Illinois Drill Team Association (IDTA) last weekend. Ottawa' girls won both the 3A Jazz category and were the 3A grand champions by virtue of high marks in both jazz and pom. The team, as pictured here, included (left to right): in front - coach Alaina Weatherford, Alicia Graham, Leah Cox, Bailee Hubbard, Chloe Bruck, Tres Guerrero and Leah Reed; and in back - Hannah Larsen, Emma Gerkitz, Colette Methling, Whitney Stone, Amelia DeBernardi, Savanna Bartelmey, Cambri Horner, Grace Gerding, Alaina Gallion, Lauren Mucci and Riley Lahey-Bristol.

GRANVILLE — The Woodland Warriors were defeated 65-53 by the Putnam County Panthers in a Tri-County Conference boys basketball game Friday night at R.M. Germano Gymnasium.

Putnam County led 19-14 after one quarter, 32-24 at the half and 40-34 through three periods.

Kyle Voytko had 17 points for Woodland (10-19 overall, 4-5 TCC). Collin Hjerpe had a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds.

Indian Creek 62, Somonauk 60

At Shabbona, the Bobcats were edged by the Timberwolves in a Little Ten Conference contest.

Indian Creek led 12-10 after one quarter, 33-29 at the half and 45-37 through three periods.

Cameron Davis had 20 points, which included four 3-pointers, for Somonauk (13-13, 5-3). Liam Roberts had 13 points.

Flanagan-Cornell 59, Eureka 56 (OT)

At Eureka, Jeremy Durdan scored 20 points to lead the Falcons to the Heart of Illinois Conference win over the Hornets in overtime. Karson Kimpling added 16 points.

Fieldcrest 62, Fisher 54

At Fisher, Jaxon Cusac-McKay scored 16 points and dished out six assists to lead the Knights (19-9, 7-4) to the HOIC win over the Bunnies. Ryan Naas added 13 points. Clay Wells grabbed eight rebounds.

JUCO women's basketball

Bryant & Stratton 83, IVCC 63

At Oglesby, the Lady Eagles were beaten by Bryant & Stratton College (Wis.) in a nonconference game.

Rachael Moraski had 22 points, which included five 3-pointers, for IVCC. Marquette Academy graduate Maddie Dougherty had 17 points and five 3s as well. Earlville alumna Emily Cook had 13 points (7-of-11 free throws).

JUCO men's basketball

Bryant & Stratton 92, IVCC 70

At Oglesby, the Eagles were beaten by Bryant & Stratton College (Wis.) in a nonconference game.

Colby Robbins had 19 points for IVCC. Joe LaShonse had a dozen.

Sophomore/JV boys basketball

Marquette 52, Seneca 37

At Bader Gym in Ottawa, the Crusaders scored 11 unanswered points to take a 26-23 edge at the half. The hosts then kept going with an 18-9 third stanza to take the Tri-County Conference win.

Victor Mullen netted 10 of his game-best 26 points in that second-period rally, propelling MA to a 21-1 record and the T-C regular-season title. Tops for the Irish was Trey Hauch with 12 points.

Sterling 44, Ottawa 24

At Kingman Gym, the Corsairs trailed throughout the NIB 12 defeat.

Zach Vogel posted a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds for Ottawa, with Kenrik Gage adding four points, Levi Sholders three assists and Anthony Cooper six rebounds.

Sandwich 42, Streator 33

At Pops Dale Gymnasium, the Indians led 9-7 after the first quarter, 21-15 at halftime and 36-25 to begin the fourth in their win over the Bulldogs to stay undefeated (9-0) in the Interstate Eight Conference standings.

Jakob Heilemeier led Sandwich with a game-high 14 points, followed by 10 from Cade Miller and nine from Evan Wilson. Streator was paced by A.J. Benning’s 12 points, with Sawyer Good and Jack Haynes chipping in five point each.

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THURSDAY EVENTS

Boys basketball

Serena 80, Crossroads 73

At Serena on senior night Thursday, Brennen Marker and Jakob Setchell scored 21 points apiece to lead Serena. Tony Pusateri added 14 points. Ben Shugrue contributed 10 points.

Setchell also grabbed eight rebounds and dished out five assists.

Sandwich 52, Herscher 45

At Herscher, the Indians defeated the Tigers in an Interstate Eight Conference contest.

Rex Avery (five 3-pointers) scored 17 points and Jimmy Braddish (four 3s) added 16 to lead Sandwich, which won its eighth straight game.

JUCO women's basketball

IVCC 58, Black Hawk 55

At Oglesby, the Lady Eagles defeated Black Hawk College in an Arrowhead Conference game.

Rachael Moraski scored 20 points, which included 11-of-14 free throws, to lead IVCC. Earlville High School graduate Emily Cook added 11 points.

Marquette Academy graduate Maddie Dougherty contributed seven points.

JUCO men's basketball

Black Hawk 72, IVCC 69

At Oglesby, the Eagles were edged by Black Hawk College in an Arrowhead Conference contest.

Colby Robbins had 21 points for IVCC. Yansyn Taylor had 18 points. Joe LaShonse and Christian Walker each had 10 points.

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