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AREA ROUNDUP: Cav Co-Op swims to home win over Morris

LA SALLE — The La Salle-Peru/Ottawa/Streator boys swimming co-op notched a home win Tuesday evening at La Salle-Peru High School, defeating Morris 67-27.
Both Jordan Ovanic and Jacob Pocivasek marked two individual event wins for the Cav Co-Op — Ovanic winning the 200 IM (2:16.07) and the 100 freestyle (:53.70); Pocivasek triumphant in the 100 butterfly (:59.49) and 100 backstroke (:59.17).
Adding additional LPOS victories were scored by Tyler Ditchfield (:24.27 in the 50 freestyle), Ben Phillips (2:08.12 in 200 freestyle) and three relay teams — Jordan Ovanic, Zach Nelson, Ditchfield and Pocivasek in the 200 medley (1:48.21); Jordan Ovanic, Nelson, Jake Ovanic and Pocivasek in the 200 freestyle (1:36.81); and Jake Ovanic, Nolan Perry, Phillips and Ditchfield in the 400 freestyle (3:51.46).
Boys bowling
Ottawa 3,468, Rochelle 3,159

At Rochelle, the Pirates received a 663 series (247 high game) from Kenny Parise and a 662 series (245 high game) from Josh Norsen in scoring the conference win. Bernie Pullara added a 223 game.

Girls bowling
Sycamore 3,496, Ottawa 2,389

At Sycamore, the Lady Pirates fell in NIB 12 action despite a 528 series (184 high game) courtesy of Emma Lieser.
Girls basketball
FCW 44, Tri-Valley 34
Due to Monday's icy roads, the Flanagan-Cornell/Woodland Lady Falcons had to wait an extra day before making the trek down to Downs. When they finally did Tuesday, they brought home their first Heart of Illinois Conference victory paced by Jadyn Mitchell's 26 points.
Regan Reed added seven points and McKenna Roth four for the Lady Falcons (4-13, 1-7).
Earlville-Leland 47, Midland 38
At Leland, the host Lady Raiders trailed by three heading into the final quarter before rallying for the nonconference triumph to improve to 14-2 on the season.
"Midland played well and forced us to make some adjustments," E-L coach Wayne Koontz said. "The girls woke up and played really well in the fourth quarter and we were able to come out with a win."
Alex Koontz posted a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds, with Jadyn Pickert also scoring in double digits with 10 points and a team-high three steals. Emily Cook (five assists) and Kylie Koontz scored nine points apiece, with Julia Niles adding six.
Paw Paw 37, Calvary Christian 34
At Normal, the Lady Bulldogs fought their way back from a double-digit halftime deficit to record the non-league road win. Brooke Heiman led the offense with 16 points.
"We came out of the half in a 20-9 hole, but the girls showed true grit and heart and refused to give up," said Paw Paw coach Joshua Sarver.
Sandwich 39, Somonauk 17
At Sandwich, the host Lady Indians got off to a hot start led by Sarah Ness to defeat the visiting Lady Bobcats in nonconference play. Ness scored five of Sandwich's initial nine points en route to a game-high 15 for the night. Jaylynn Vana added 12 points for the Lady Indians.
Somonauk (2-17) was led by a six-point, 10-rebound effort from Katie Boczko.
Newark now tied at No. 8
In the latest Associated Press girls basketball state poll, the Newark Lady Norsemen moved up from No. 10 to tied at No. 8 in Class 1A with Princeville. Annawan (18-0) remains atop the 1A poll.
No other Times-area teams received votes.
Boys basketball
Tri-Valley 62, Flanagan-Cornell 42
At Downs, the Falcons fell by 20 in the Heart of Illinois Conference game. Jeremy Durdan, Karson Kimpling and Andrew Kozak scored 11 points apiece for Flanagan-Cornell.
Fieldcrest 62, Roanoke-Benson 46
At Roanoke, the visiting Knights kept their hot streak going with the nonconference triumph.
Derek May poured in a game-best 28 points for Fieldcrest (10-4).
Sandwich 51, Somonauk 43
At Sandwich, the host Indians survived a frantic third-quarter change from the visiting Bobcats to record the nonconference win.
Jimmy Braddish poured in 20 points, Mike Frieders scored 14, and Jimmy Roop finished with five for Sandwich. Leading Somonauk were Nolan Wegener with a double-double — 13 points and 12 rebounds — along with Liam Roberts (12 points), Brady Kreiter (six points, five assists, five steals) and Justin Steorts (five points).
Serena 56, Henry-Senachwine 45
At Serena, the host Huskers (8-8) got back to the .500 mark after trailing by two points at halftime, outscoring the Mallards 17-7 in the third quarter and 11-8 in the fourth.
Jakob Setchell (19 points, six rebounds, four assists), Brennen Marker (10 points), Tony Pusateri (nine points) and Connor Baker (six points, five assists) led Serena.
Paw Paw 52, Calvary Christian 46
At Normal, the visiting Bulldogs recorded their third victory of the season thanks in large part to strong free-throw shooting.
Brandon Heiman was 8-of-8 from the free-throw line and scored 22 points, Tim McNally scored 15 points, and Brennen McNally put in eight points including 6-of-6 free-throw shooting for Paw Paw (3-11).
Norsemen check in at No. 9
In the latest Associated Press boys basketball state poll, the Newark Norsemen inched up from No. 10 to No. 9 in Class 1A . The Heart of Illinois Conference's Ridgeview (12-2) remains atop the 1A poll.
No other Times-area teams received votes.
JV boys bowling
Ottawa 3,054, Rochelle 2,028

At Rochelle, Zander Parise recorded a 625 series (230 high game) to lead the Corsairs. Jake Knottek (188 game), Bryant Morgan (222 game) and Keegan Fleming (224 game) also paced OHS.

JV girls bowling
Sycamore 2885, Ottawa 1922

At Sycamore, Kayla Hougas led the Lady Corsairs with a 367 series (144 high game).
JV/sophomore boys basketball
Marquette 65, Mendota 48
At Bader Gym in Ottawa, Sean Kissell scored seven points in the third quarter to help stave off a Jay-Tees rally that cut a seven-point MA lead to one with 2:19 to go, then added seven more in the fourth to make the nonconference game a rout.
Kissell led all scorers with 21 points, while Victor Mullen, Carter Spears and Nick Melvin each chipped in 11 for the winners, now 9-3 on the season.
Streator 49, La Salle-Peru 46 (OT)
At Pops Dale Gymnasium, the Bulldogs trailed 22-15 at the half but won a thriller paced by Mason Benning's 22 points, eight points from Christian Bedecker and A.J. Benning's seven points including 5-of-5 free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter and overtime.
JV/sophomore girls basketball
Geneseo 47, Ottawa 29
At Kingman Gym, Maddie Carroll scored nine points, Bridget Stevenson scored five, and both San Satterfield and Chloe Cottingham put in four for the Lady Corsairs.
Freshman girls basketball
La Salle-Peru 37, Ottawa 18
In NIB 12 play, Lexi Vanmill scored six points in the Lady Vikings' loss.
Freshman boys basketball
Marquette 62, Mendota 18
At Mendota, Marquette's frosh (13-4) won big behind Grant Waldron's 16 points, Bryant Schomas' 10 and seven from Evan Mann.

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