Kaneland boys basketball won its third consecutive game at the Plano Christmas Classic, advancing to the semifinals with a 54-35 win over Newark Thursday.
Kaneland was led by 16 points from Tyler Clarson. Dan Miller had nine, Matt Limbrunner had eight and seven rebounds.
The Knights will play Ottawa in the semifinals at 8:30 p.m. today.
Cogs edged by Plano: Genoa-Kingston couldn’t quite complete a second-half comeback in a 49-48 loss to Plano in the consolation bracket of the Plano Christmas Classic.
Freshman Tommy Lucca led the Cogs with 17 points while senior Mason Lucca chipped in 11 in the loss. Adam Price recorded nine points while Eli Thurlby pulled down 10 rebounds.
G-K will play Yorkville at 9 a.m. today.
T’wolves fall to Coal City: Indian Creek lost its second consecutive game at the Plano Christmas Classic with a 58-46 defeat to Coal City.
Indian Creek fell behind early and could never rally back from an eventual double-digit deficit in the second half.
Jaron Todd led the Timerwolves with 17 points while Tyler Reynolds had 15 points and four rebounds.
Indian Creek plays Wilmington at 10:30 a.m. today.
H-BR loses in quarterfinals: The Royals lost to Aurora Christian, 56-46, in the quarterfinals of the Plano Christmas Classic.
Zach Michels and Michael Bayler each had 16 points for the Royals. Michels led H-BR with eight rebounds.
H-BR plays Morris at 3:30 p.m. today.
Sycamore dominates Harvard: The Spartans defeated Harvard, 53-9, at the Marengo tournament on Thursday.
Sycamore plays Woodstock North at 7:30 p.m. today.
Indian Creek edged in OT: The Timberwolves fell to Ottawa-Marquette, 46-45, in overtime at the Amboy tournament.
Kate Thuestad led the Timberwolves (5-8) with 20 points while Josie Diehl had six.
Hiawatha splits: The Hawks won a tight game against Spring Valley Hall, 40-32, at the Prophetstown tournament.
“It was a close game, we were leading each quarter,” Hiawatha coach Franz Schumacher said. “It got close at the end and Savannah Campbell had six of her eight points at the end with free throws.”
Dani Clark led the Hawks (7-8) with 12 points while Ashley Tamraz had 10 in the win.
Hiawatha also lost to Riverdale, 57-17, in its second game.
H-BR splits: Hinckley-Big Rock split two games at the Prophetstown Tournament. The Royals lost to Riverdale, 53-38, in their first game, but rallied to defeat Hall, 35-30, in game two.
Karrigan Cowan led the Royals with 15 points in the first game while Lauren Paver had 11 points in the second game for the Roayls.
HBR (7-7) will continue the tournament today at 3:00 pm vs Hiawatha.