Rudy Lopez had a season-high 21 points for the DeKalb boys basketball team on Saturday, but it wasn't enough in a 59-52 loss to Peoria Richwoods.
Jace Kitchen added 16 points for the Barbs, while Luke Davis finished with six.
"We played them even in the first quarter and the fourth quarter," DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman said. "We just couldn't get over the hump."
The Barbs are 2-4, and will host Dundee-Crown on Tuesday.
T'Wolves win: Indian Creek defeated West Carroll 74-61 at the Eastland Shootout. Garrett Post, Garrison Govig and Kenny Harper each had 12 points for the Timberwolves. Noah Holm added 11 points.
The T'Wolves are now 5-1 on the season.
Stockton tops H-BR: Hinckley-Big Rock fell to Stockton, 61-40, at the Eastland Shootout.. Eric Phillips led the Royals (1-5) with 15 points.
Gilbert's effort not enough: Bailey Gilbert finished with 21 points for Sycamore in a losing effort, as the Spartans fell to Peoria, 59-39. Baylee Foresman added eight points for Sycamore. Lauren Goff finished with six.
Knights fall: Ally VanBogaert had 11 points for Kaneland in a 58-46 loss to Antioch. The loss drops the Knights to 3-4.
Kelly Wallner added nine points while Caroline Heimerdinger had eight.
H-BR loses: Hinckley-Big Rock lost to Immaculate Conception, 42-18.
Kaneland tops Lemont: Adam Mish, Jacob Shearer, Austin Parks and Tom Price all won by fall for Kaneland in a 49-18 win over Lemont.
FRIDAY'S LATE RESULTS
Spartans top Knights: Sycamore defeated Kaneland, 41-38, Friday night in Maple Park in the two teams’ Northern Illinois Big 12 East opener.
Sycamore led Kaneland, 22-19, at halftime and was able to hang on throughout the second half for the win.
Cooper Vinz had 12 points for the Spartans. Devin Mottet added 10 and Nick Feuerbach finished with eight.
Drew David had 13 points to lead Kaneland. John Pruett finished with seven.
Indian Creek opens LTC play with win: Garrison Govig finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks for Indian Creek in a 78-33 victory over Hiawatha. Cory Bradford finished with seven points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
Sycamore 50, Kaneland 37: Sycamore got out to an early lead on Kaneland and never looked back in a home victory at home over the Knights.
Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans with 23 points, while Taiya Hopkins had eight points and seven rebounds.