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Prep roundup: Sycamore girls basketball takes fourth at tourney

Sycamore girls basketball took fourth place at the Burlington Central Thanksgiving tournament after falling, 38-34, to Harlem in the third-place game on Wednesday.

Sophomore Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans with 21 points and was later named to the All-Tournament team. Paige Wogen was also honored as part of the All-Tournament team.

“We had our chances in the fourth quarter,” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said. “We’re learning as a young team how to close out games late.”

The Spartans are 2-2 on the season and play at Rochelle on Nov. 30 in their first Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference game.

BOYS BOWLING

Sycamore edges DeKalb: Sycamore took the three-game series, 3,410-3,357, over DeKalb at Mardi Gras Lanes on Wednesday.

Sycamore’s Tony Cusamano led the Spartans with a 614 series that included games of 224 and 220. Kyle Bunnell had a 603 series with a single-game high score of 236 while Collin Eggleson bowled a 223 for his high game.

DeKalb was led by Michael Belluzzi’s 647 series, including a single-game high of 238, and Seth Pinne contributed a 618 series.

DeKalb’s next meet is Nov. 27 against Rochelle at Mardi Gras Lanes.

WRESTLING

Spartans post two wins: Sycamore put together dominating wins over Hampshire and LaSalle-Peru on Wednesday. The Spartans defeated Hampshire, 66-7, and downed LaSalle-Peru, 62-9.

Sycamore lost only two individual contests in each match.

Barbs win opener: DeKalb defeated Oswego East, 51-15, in its opening match of the season.

Doug Johnson, Brad Green, Nick Roach and Brenden McGee each won with falls.

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