SYCAMORE – Bailey Gilbert had 14 points and five steals for the Sycamore girls basketball team in a 43-25 win Thursday over Genoa-Kingston. Lauren Goff added eight points and five assists for the Spartans, while Paige Wogen finished with seven points.
Bria Foley led the Cogs with 10 points, and Andrea Strohmaier finished with six.
Sycamore is now 6-7, while Genoa-Kingston falls to 2-16.
“I thought we fought hard the entire night. Look at every quarter but the third, we just kind of fell part mentally, weren’t focused,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “... The score doesn’t really dictate how hard we fought and how the game went.”
T’Wolves top Paw Paw: Samantha Mosley had 18 points for Indian Creek in a 43-29 victory over Paw Paw. Ariel Russell added 12 points for the Timberwolves, who are now 10-10 and 4-3 in Little Ten Conference play.
“Good effort by the girls,” Indian Creek coach Paul Muchmore said. “Everybody contributed.”
Royals fall: Jacqueline Madden had 13 points for Hinckley-Big Rock, but the Royals lost, 47-31, against Serena. Lauren Paver added nine points for the Royals, who are now 10-10 and 5-2 in the Little Ten Conference.
Hawks lose LTC contest: Hiawatha couldn’t hold a lead in the fourth quarter in a 29-24 loss to Somonauk. Dani Clark led the Hawks with 13 points, and Ashley Tamraz finished with 10.
Hiawatha is now 7-12 and 1-4 in conference play.
“I’ve been telling the girls, we are a good team that’s just not playing good right now,” Hawks coach Franz Schumacher said. “We’re much better than our record shows.”
Hawks fall: Hiawatha lost, 73-46, to Rockford Christian Life.
Derek Ross and Mike Mercado led the way with 12 points each for the Hawks. Dakotah Quimby added 11 points, and Pacho Garcia chiiped in 10 points for the Hawks.
The Hawks finished the night with 7 3-pointers.
Gust leads Knights to conference win: Kaneland forfeited three weights, but wins in eight of the 11 weights that were contested allowed the Knights to defeat Morris, 40-35, in Northern Illinois Big 12 action.
Among the Knight wins were five pins, which allowed Kaneland to break even with Morris, which won by fall twice, in six-point bouts.
Still, the dual meet came down to the final match, where Kaneland 113-pounder Stephen Gust defeated Jake Crowther of Morris by decision, 7-0.
Indians sweep triangular: Sandwich got a 36-35 win over Herscher, and a 54-21 victory over Manteno in an Interstate Eight Conference triangular meet.
Barbs top Bulldogs: Kodilee Underwood and Jessica Eberly each had 594 series for DeKalb in a 3,139-2,721 win over Streator.
Webb leads Spartans: Sycamore got a 3,207-3,003 win over Sterling on senior night behind a 604 series from Kayla Webb and a 578 series from Danielle Pivonka. Kelly Drake added a 542.
Ottawa tops Knights: Angela Charhut rolled a 224 game and a 508 series to lead the Knights as Kaneland lost 2,803-2757.
Pinne leads DeKalb in loss: Seth Pinne had a 625 series for DeKalb in a 3,447-3,378 loss to Streator. Jack Berry had a 611 for the Barbs.
• Mark Johnson contributed to this report