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AREA ROUNDUP: Voytko scores 23 in Woodland road defeat

Sandwich's Braddish breaks school scoring record

PEORIA — The Woodland Warriors were defeated 61-52 by the Peoria Christian Chargers in a Tri-County Conference boys basketball game Friday night. Peoria Christian led 16-14 after one quarter, 30-23 at the half and 42-33 through three periods.

Kyle Voytko had 23 points, which included four 3-pointers, for Woodland (10-17 overall, 4-4 T-CC). Collin Hjerpe had nine rebounds.

Somonauk 56, LaMoille-Ohio 42

At Somonauk, the Bobcats defeated the Lions in a Little Ten Conference game. Somonauk (12-12, 5-2) outscored LaMoille-Ohio 36-23 during the middle two quarters.

Liam Roberts scored 14 points to lead the Bobcats. Cameron Davis added 11 points.

Serena 57, Hinckley-Big Rock 35

At Serena, the Huskers beat the Royals in an LTC game. Serena led 28-24 at the half before outscoring H-BR 29-11 after break, including 16-5 during the third period.

Jakob Setchell scored 18 points and swiped four steals to lead Serena. Brennen Marker added 14 points. Jack Rogers contributed 10 points and handed out four assists.

Newark 83, Indian Creek 71

At Newark, the Norsemen defeated the Timberwolves in a high-socring LTC affair. Newark (22-4, 8-0) led 27-12 after one quarter, 38-33 at the half and 57-46 through three periods.

Corey Jacobson scored 23 points, which included five 3-pointers, to pace the Norsemen. Connor Swanson, Beau Brown and Jacob Slivka added 17, 16 and 15 points, respectively. Brett Myre contributed 10 points.

Brown grabbed eight rebounds. Myre dished out nine assists and swiped four steals.

Earlville 68, Leland 53

At Leland, the Red Raiders defeated the Panthers in an LTC battle.

Leland led 20-14 after one quarter, but Earlville outscored the Panthers 54-33 over the final three quarters.

Evan Aviles had 14 points for Leland. Nate Sachse and Michael Sansone had a dozen points apiece. Dawson Whittaker had 10 rebounds.

Sandwich 37, Lisle 34

At Sandwich, the Indians edged the Lions in an Interstate Eight Conference defensive tussle.

Sandwich (15-8, 4-2) got key plays late to close out the contest from Jimmy Braddish (go-ahead 3-pointer) and Luke Bell (three-point play).

Braddish — who in the game broke the school's all-time career scoring record and currently has 1,562 points — scored 13 points to lead the Indians.

Flanagan-Cornell 80, Tri-Point 71

At Flanagan, the Falcons defeated the Chargers in a high-scoring, nonconference affair.

Tri-Point led 21-15 after one quarter. Flanagan-Cornell (17-10) was up 41-35 at the half — after outscoring the Chargers 26-14 during the the second stanza — and 55-45 through three periods.

Jeremy Durdan scored 33 points to lead the Falcons. Karson Kimpling added 15. Drew Eckhoff contributed 11 points.

Fieldcrest 73, Heyworth 54

At Heyworth, the Knights (19-7, 6-3) led 33-28 at halftime before outscoring the hosts 28-10 in the third quarter to help propel them to the Heart of Illinois Conference triumph.

Derek May and Jaxon Cusac-McKay each scored 16 points for Fieldcrest, with Hayden Carls adding 15 and Ryan Nass chipping in 10.

Roanoke-Benson 44, Seneca 29

At Seneca, the Fighting Irish (14-11, 6-2) dropped the Tri-County Conference contest to the Rockets.


Five area grapplers make sectional semis

At the opening rounds of the Geneseo Class 2A and Pontiac Class 1A sectionals held Friday night, five area wrestlers advanced undefeated into Saturday's championship semifinals.

In Geneseo, the four were Ottawa's Riley Hanson (113 pounds), the Pirates' Luke Fleming (120), Sandwich's Jackson Murphy (at 160) and Ottawa's Cedric Fairrow (170).

In Pontiac, Seneca's Jackson Beene (152 pounds) advanced to the championship semifinals.

No area wrestlers from Streator, Marquette or Somonauk went unbeaten, though all have wrestlers still set to compete Saturday for a state berth.

Sophomore/JV boys basketball

Marquette 60, Lowpoint-Washburn 19

At Bader Gym in Ottawa, the Crusaders scored the first 23 points of the game. Nate Nelson popped in 18 points, eight points in each the first and third quarters, to lead the Crusaders. Grant Waldron added 10 points, eight coming in a 24-6 third stanza, for Marquette (20-1 overall, 8-0 in the T-C).

Prior to that, Marquette beat Yorkville Christian 59-31 paced by 24 points from Vic Mullen, 11 from Nick Melvin, eight from Jake Thomas and seven courtesy of Nate Nelson.

Streator 50, Peotone 20

At Pops Dale Gymnasium, the Bulldogs led throughout. Nolan Barr with a dozen points, DeWayne Nutall with 10, Xander Ward with eight and Max Baker with a half dozen points scored led the hosts.

Ottawa 58, Rochelle 48

At Kingman Gym, the Corsairs led 18-15 after one quarter, 34-29 at the half and 49-41 heading to the fourth in their Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division victory over the Hublets.

Anthony Cooper poured in a game-best 25 points, including swishing 7 of 9 from 3-point range, and grabbed a team-best seven rebounds for Ottawa. Tyler Arroyo added 11 points with a trio of treys, Zach Vogel chipped in nine points and Evan Evola seven, while Levi Sholders had six assists and Jace Addis four helpers for OHS. 



Boys basketball

Fieldcrest 59, Putnam Co. 57

At Granville, Fieldcrest's boys scored a nonconference win to improve to 18-7 on the season. Cory Land (12 points), Jaxon-Cusac-McKay (11 points) and Hayden Carls (11) led the Knights.

Sophomore girls basketball

Coal City 27, Streator 20

At Pops Dale Gymnasium, the host Lady Bulldogs suffered the loss despite four points apiece courtesy of Kristen Lane, Abby Seaton and Isabel Kaschke.

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