PREP ROUNDUP: Genoa-Kingston girls basketball edged by Somonauk

Genoa-Kingston girls basketball lost a tight nonconference matchup to Somonauk, 35-34, on Wednesday.

Andrea Strohmaier led the Cogs with nine points while Jessie Nay had six in the Cogs’ (4-5) loss.

“A one-point first quarter kind of says it all,” G-K coach Kyle Henkel said.

Amanda Bentley had 11 points for Somonauk while Natalie Rabe had nine. Madison Kawall hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer for the Bobcats.


Cary-Grove downs Kaneland: Cary-Grove defeated Kaneland, 39-24, as part of a quadrangular meet at Crystal Lake Central.

Justin Diddell won by pin as did Austin Kedzie and Adam Mish. Dane Goodenough and Riley Vanik won by decision.


Streator tops Kaneland: Streator defeated Kaneland, 2,526-2,178, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 match.

Christie Crews led the Knights with a 418 series, including a 176 high game. Dominique Lee rolled a 414 series while Michelle Bohanek (152 game) and Katie Hill (150 game) also contributed for Kaneland.



H-BR downs Amboy: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Amboy, 59-23, in a nonconference game on Tuesday.

Dutch Schneeman led the Royals (2-5) with 18 points while Eric Phillips had 12 and Jacob Ryan scored 10.

The Royals play Hiawatha on Friday.


Streator edges Sycamore by one pin: Streator defeated Sycamore, 3,562-3,561, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 match. The Spartans were led by Brendan Fank’s 715 series followed by Alex Burchard’s 649 and Trevor Smith’s 602 series.

“This was a tough one for us tonight, both teams fought hard for the win, we just came up a little bit short,” Sycamore coach Aaron Williams said. “As a coach I can’t say enough about how the team sticks together and battles everyone.”


DeKalb downs Rochelle: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 2,922-2,433, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 meet.

Senior Abby Kuzmanich led the Barbs with a 664 series, including games of 252 and 215. Freshman Taylor Mershon rolled a 268 in the first game to record the high game of the meet.

She would end up with a 556 series while senior Maddy Jouris recorded a 519 series.

“The team scored one pin short of 500 more than Rochelle, and improved by 162 points over last week’s match at Rochelle,” DeKalb coach Bill Holland said. “It’s a very positive achievement.”