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Prep roundup: Defense leads Barbs to win

DeKALB – The DeKalb girls basketball team trailed United Township, 15-14, heading into the fourth quarter, but used a strong defensive effort to come away with a 23-17 win.

Rachel Torres, Maddy Johnson and Courtney Bemis each had six points for the Barbs. Bemis also recorded 10 rebounds in the win for DeKalb.

The Barbs forced 24 turnovers on the night. Johnson and Torres each had two steals. Torres also assisted on four of five DeKalb field goals.

H-BR upends Lisle: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Lisle, 40-34, in a nonconference game at home on Tuesday.

Abbie Tosch led the way with 17 points while Lauren Paver chipped in 15, including 11 from the free-throw line.

The Royals trailed, 25-18, late in the third quarter, but came back to win. H-BR did much of its damage at the free-throw line, shooting 15-for-21 as a team.

Hinckley-Big Rock is 12-12 and hosts Paw Paw on Thursday.

Marengo edges Genoa-Kingston: The Cogs fell in another close Big Northern Conference East matchup, losing, 39-35, to Marengo at home.

Bria Foley had 15 points to lead the Cogs, while Andrea Strohmaier had 14.

“We kind of put ourselves in the hole,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said. “We couldn’t take advantage of free throws, which really hurt us down the stretch. Otherwise, I’m glad to see we competed another night.”

The Cogs are 2-20 (1-8 BNC East).


T’Wolves bounce back: After losing its first Little Ten Conference game last week, Indian Creek rebounded with a 55-33 win over Leland-Earlville.

Jaron Todd led the Timberwolves with 19 points, while Garrett Post had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Indian Creek improved to 11-8 on the season, including 5-1 in conference.



Indian Creek falls to Woodstock: Indian Creek couldn’t overcome the absence of a majority of its starting lineup in a 47-34 loss to Woodstock on Monday.

Freshman Alexis Van Whye led the Timberwolves with 15 points.

“[Van Whye] did a great job stepping in,” Indian Creek coach Paul Muchmore said. “We had three starters out with various injuries and illnesses. It was a tough game against a big school.”

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