DeKalb boys basketball got its first win of the season with a 65-56 victory over Rockford East at the Boylan Thanksgiving tournament on Friday.
Rudy Lopez led the Barbs with 20 points while Ethan Conroy had 10 points off the bench.
Luke Davis and Michael Pollack each had nine while Pat Aves and Jace Kitchen chipped in with eight points each.
“We were down by as many as 12 in the second half and came back and won,” DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman said. “I thought the victory showed a lot of heart for our kids.”
The Barbs (1-1) play Rockford Guilford at 9 a.m. today and Rockford Auburn at 5 p.m.
Sycamore loses: Sycamore lost its first game of the season, 64-62, to Rockford Jefferson in the Strombom tournament.
Devin Mottet led the Spartans with 13 points while Ben Niemann had 11 and Jake Winters contributed 10. Nick Feuerbach had nine for Sycamore.
Sycamore (2-1) will play for third place today against Burlington Central.
Cogs stay perfect: Genoa-Kingston moved to 2-0 on the season with a 71-56 win over Rockford Christian Life in the second round of the Oregon tournament.
Tommy Lucca led the Cogs with 18 points while Griffin McNeal had seven points and eight rebounds. Colin Broderick nailed four 3-pointers for his 12 points.
The Cogs will play Kewanee at 2 p.m. today and will also play in the third-place game or championship game at 7 p.m.
Kaneland falls to Englewood: The Kaneland boys basketball team fell to Englewood, 54-50, in the Windmill City Classic Friday night in Batavia.
Kaneland (1-1) entered the second half down 14 points after Englewood took advantage of early turnovers caused by a swarming half-court trap.
The Knights then roared back in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles, 19-6, to pull within one point. Senior forward John Pruett scored 10 in the third quarter and finished with 19 to lead Kaneland.
Kaneland jumped out ahead early in the fourth quarter, but the Knights could not overcome a strong fourth quarter from Englewood forward Shartone Moore, who paced the Eagles with 26 points.
Moore threw down an emphatic dunk and hit the ensuing free throw to put Englewood ahead for good late in the game.
Kaneland coach Brian Johnson was pleased his team’s resurgence in the second half, but asserted that they cannot fall behind like they did in the first place.
“Second half I think we started working the offense a little better, moving the ball around, getting some looks at the rim,” Johnson said. “I don’t know why we came out so flat. Maybe we have to change up a few things to get going. It was nice to see us get the lead.”
Kaneland downs Regina: Kaneland defeated Regina Dominican, 45-37, in the Immaculate Conception tournament. Caroline Heimerdinger led the way with 14 points and four assists while Brittany Kemp had eight points and three steals. Ally VanBogaert chipped in seven points and seven rebounds for the Knights (3-2).
WEDNESDAY’S LATE RESULTS
Hiawatha falls: LaMoille-Ohio defeated Hiawatha, 62-48.