ROUNDUP: Sycamore boys bowling wins sectional, advances to state
Sycamore boys bowling won the Rockford Boylan Catholic Sectional by 33 pins on Saturday to advance to state as a team.
The Spartans' pin count came in at 6,578, which was 33 pins better than runner-up Harlem.
Freshman Trevor Smith fired a team-leading 1,382 series while senior Kyle Bonnell, who went to state as an individual last year, recorded a 1,360 series over the six games. Sophomore Josh Leuze (1,323) and senior Alex Burchard (1,316) also contributed for the Spartans.
DeKalb finished 12th at sectional with a 5,948 total.
Spartans, Barbs have two champions: DeKalb and Sycamore each placed two individual champions at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Championships at Sterling.
Sycamore senior Kyle Akins remained undefeated by beating DeKalb's Parker Stratton in the finals at 120 while Austin Armstrong took home a conference championship at 170 pounds.
DeKalb's Ulisies Jacobo won the conference championship at 106 pounds and Brad Green won at 138 pounds.
Kaneland's Justin Diddell won the heavyweight championship by defeating DeKalb's Alex Roach in the finals.
Brenden McGee took third place at 113. DeKalb's Izaiah Webb (126), Jackson Montgomery (132) and Matt Macarus (152) also placed third.
Sycamore's Chris Malone lost in the finals at 182 pounds to place second as did Tyler Barton at 195.
Kaneland's Austin Parks took third place at 160 pounds.
Barbs get first NI Big 12 win: DeKalb defeated Rochelle, 80-66, on the road for its first Northern Illinois Big 12 East win of the season.
"I don't think the cancellation last night hurt us because I thought we were still a little tired and sluggish," DeKalb coach Dave Rohlman said. " e started sluggish and we battled back."
Luke Davis III led the Barbs (8-13, 1-3 NI Big 12) with 29 points, a new career high. The Barbs' victory gave them eight wins, which equals their total from last year.
"We finally realized we should deliver Luke Davis in the post," Rohlman said. "I'm proud of the guys because we battled back."
H-BR takes third: Hinckley-Big Rock defeated Little Ten rival Indian Creek, 42-38, at home to take third place at the Little Ten Tournament.
Lauren Paver led the Royals (12-12) with 16 points while Jacqueline Madden added 15 in the win.
Alexis Van Wyhe led the Timberwolves with 10 points in the loss.
H-BR plays Ashton-Franklin Center on Monday.
Rochelle tops Kaneland: Rochelle defeated Kaneland, 65-55, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 East matchup.
Amber Winquist-Bailey led the Knights (9-12, 2-3 NI Big 12 East) with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and also tallied two steals while Ally VanBogaert had 15 points and five rebounds in the loss. Caroline Heimerdinger dished out six assists and had four steals.