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PREP ROUNDUP: Kaneland rallies to beat Batavia

Batavia’s Tyler Lovestrand guards Kaneland’s Drew David during the Knights’ 81-74 victory Wednesday at the Ken Peddy Windmill Classic in Batavia.
Batavia’s Tyler Lovestrand guards Kaneland’s Drew David during the Knights’ 81-74 victory Wednesday at the Ken Peddy Windmill Classic in Batavia.

BATAVIA – The Kaneland boys basketball team rallied to beat Batavia, 81-74, in overtime on Wednesday at the Windmill City Classic.

The Knights trailed by 10 points to start the fourth quarter before gaining traction late, and tied the game on a Drew David 3-pointer with about 12 seconds left in regulation. The game was tied at 70 going into OT but the Knights took control in the extra session.

John Pruett scored 21 points and Ty Carlson added 13 points for the Knights (1-0).

DeKalb falls: DeKalb fell to Rockford Boylan, 72-55.

H-BR loses: Hinckley-Big Rock lost its second game of the Oregon tournament with a 56-40 defeat to St. Bede. The Royals will play Saturday against a team to be determined.


Spartans win one of three: Sycamore wrestling went 1-2 in a quadrangular meet Wednesday, defeating Hampshire, 51-30, and losing to both Plano and LaSalle-Peru, by a score of 46-27.

Kyle Akins won all three of his matches by pin at 120 pounds as did Logan Mathey at 126 pounds. Austin Armstrong won by decision against Hampshire and recorded pins against LaSalle-Peru and Plano at 170 pounds.

Brian Johnston pinned his opponent against Hampshire and won by decision against Plano before a loss against LaSalle-Peru at 132 pounds while Tyler Barton (195) won his two matches by pin. Michael Beaudoin (160) won two of his three matches, including a 1-0 decision against LaSalle-Peru.

Jesus Renteria (138) and Andrew Larsen (145) each went 1-2 on the night.

DeKalb downs Oswego East: DeKalb defeated Oswego East, 48-21, in a dual meet. 


Kaneland loses: Kaneland fell to Nazareth, 57-40. Ally VanBogaert scored 17 points to lead the Knights.



Sycamore tops Belvidere: Sycamore defeated Belvidere, 48-38, to take third place in the Burlington Central Tournament.

Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans with 27 points while Lauren Goff had nine.

DeKalb loses: DeKalb lost to West Aurora, 45-34.

H-BR falls to Rosary: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Rosary, 44-35, dropping to 3-2 on the season. The Royals were led by 12 points from Jacqueline Madden while Lauren Paver had eight in the loss.

The Royals play Marquette on Monday.

Kaneland dominates: Kaneland defeated Elmwood Park, 73-27, in the Immaculate Conception tournament. The Knights used a 16-1 second quarter to run away with the win.

VanBogaert led the way with 14 points while Kelly Wallner scored 10 and Vanessa Gould and Bailey Crimmins each had nine for the Knights (2-1).


Indian Creek wins: Indian Creek defeated Faith Lutheran at the Westminster Christian Tournament, 59-30.

Garrett Post finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Garrison Govig added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves (2-0).

Hiawatha loses: Hiawatha lost, 70-44, to Ashton- Franklin Center at the AFC Tournament. The Hawks (0-2) finish the tournament against Amboy on Friday.



Barbs edge Minooka: DeKalb improved to 2-0 on the season with a 51-44 victory over Minooka. The Barbs were led by 17 points from sophomore guard Brittney Patrick while Maddy Johnson had 12 points and nine rebounds. Paige Wogen scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds for DeKalb.


Hiawatha falls: Hiawatha lost to Polo, 72-36, in the Ashton-Franklin Center tournament. Allen Letteer scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Hawks (0-1).

“I was happy. To be honest I was proud of how our kids hung in there,” Hiawatha coach Franz Schumacher said. “It was a tough go. Their pressure defense really got to us, but we started out well. We’re going to be fine.” 


Sycamore downs Ottawa: Sycamore defeated Ottawa, 3,617-3,258, on Monday. Kyle Bonnell led the Spartans with a 672 series while Alex Burchard rolled a 642.

“We really bowled pretty good tonight,” Sycamore coach Aaron Williams said. “We are really starting to bowl as a team and have some really positive leadership with our seniors.”

• Jared Birchfield contributed to this report.

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