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PREP ROUNDUP: G-K boys hoops wins thriller

Genoa-Kingston won a high-scoring affair in its season opener, defeating Rockford Christian Life, 85-80, in overtime in the Oregon tournament. Freshman Tommy Lucca had 38 points in his varsity debut and Adam Price had 22 for the Cogs. Lucca hit a jumper with five seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.

“We jumped on them really early in the game and let them come back a bit,” G-K coach Cory Jenkins said. “The team showed some character in the second half.”

Indian Creek takes opener: The Timberwolves defeated Luther North, 51-34, in the Westminster Christian tournament to win their season opener. Garrison Govig led the team with 20 points.
H-BR downs St. Anne:
The Royals overcame 23 turnovers to win their opener, 61-52, over St. Anne in the Seneca Tournament. Bernie Conley had 14 points to lead the Royals. Zach Michels recorded 13 points and Jared Madden had 11 for the Royals.
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Sycamore improves to 2-1:
The Spartans defeated CICS-Ellison, 50-35, in the Burlington Central tournament. Sycamore was led by Bailey Gilbert’s 18 points while Bailey Foresman, Lauren Goff and Jessica Mollman each scotrf eight.

DeKalb dominates Minooka: Rachel Torres scored 20 points and Madelyne Johnson had 13 points and nine rebounds in DeKalb’s 46-24 win over Minooka in the Waubonsie Valley tournament.

Hiawatha cruises past Mooseheart: The Hawks (2-2) defeated Mooseheart, 51-14. Dani Clark led all scorers with 20 points despite sitting most of the second half.
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Sycamore splits in Burlington tournament: The Spartans opened their season with a 1-1 record on the first day of the Burlington Central tournament. Sycamore defeated Larkin, 59-16, as Paige Wogen led the way with 17 points and Bailey Foresman chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds.

Sycamore lost to host Burlington, 42-40, in overtime. Sophomore Bailey Gilbert led Sycamore with 17 points while Wogen contributed eight.

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