Sycamore girls basketball earned its 14th win of the season in a 45-41 Northern Illinois Big 12 East victory over Rochelle on Monday night.
The victory gave the Spartans (14-5, 5-0 NI Big 12 East) more wins than they recorded all of last year (13).
“It’s nice to be able to win and not play very well,” Sycamore coach Brett Goff said. “Hopefully, we get that out of the way and regroup and get ready for Friday.”
Bailey Gilbert led the Spartans (14-5, 5-0) with 12 points while Lauren Goff had 10 and Kayley Aase had nine. Baylee Foresman had seven points and 12 rebounds in the win for Sycamore. The Spartans play Kaneland on Friday night.
Royals advance, Hawks fall: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated LaMoille, 61-29, in the quarterfinals of the Little Ten Conference tournament. Karrigan Cowan led the Royals with 13 points while Jacqueline Madden and Lauren Paver each had 12. The Royals will play Serena in the semifinals.
Hiawatha lost to Paw Paw, 52-37, in the opening round of the conference tournament. Michelle Percudani led the Hawks with 13 points.
Barbs split: DeKalb overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to rally for a 50-47 victory over Normal West in its final game of the Hononegah Martin Luther King tournament.
Rudy Lopez led the Barbs with 14 points, including three 3-pointers, while Ethan Conroy scored 11 and Luke Davis III had nine.
DeKalb lost to Jacobs, 57-35, in its first match Monday and finished the weekend tournament at 2-2.
Micah Fagerstrom and Lopez each led the Barbs with seven points against Jacobs.
DeKalb takes 4th: DeKalb took fourth place out of six teams at the Lake Park MLK Day tournament.
The Barbs totaled 5,242 pins over six games and were led by Maddy Jouris, who placed second out of 30 bowlers. Jouris averaged 203 with high games of 256 and 259, which was the highest score of the tournament.
Taylor Mershon took 10th place, averaging 185 with games of 222, 200 and 223. Abby Kuzmanich averaged 178 and bowled a high game of 204.