Sycamore senior Devin Mottet scored 17 points, including the 1,000th point of his varsity career as the Sycamore boys basketball team defeated Sterling, 79-49, at home Tuesday.
“We had seven days off. We were a little rusty at first but then shook off the rust and played much better in the second half,” Sycamore coach Andrew Stacy said. “We found a rhythm on both ends of the floor.”
Cooper Vinz had 14 points and Ben Niemann had 10 points and eight rebounds while Nick Feuerbach recorded eight points in the win for Sycamore (16-4) in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover contest.
G-K falls: Genoa-Kingston lost to Marengo, 72-55, in a Big Northern Conference East Division matchup. Tommy Lucca scored 31 points in the road loss.
Mooseheart tops Indian Creek: Mooseheart defeated Indian Creek, 76-25, at Shabbona in a nonconference matchup.
Kaneland wins: Kaneland defeated West Chicago, 71-65, in a nonconference game.
DeKalb/Sycamore's Meredith Whisenhunt and Alison Morreale each qualified for the state meet in individual events at Tuesday's Wheaton-Warrenville South Sectional.
Whisenhunt took third in the vault with a 9.4 while Morreale was fifth in the balance beam with a score of 9.2250. At-large qualifiers will be announced before Monday afternoon.
DeKalb/Sycamore took fifth overall as a team, finishing behind team champion Geneva.
DeKalb edges Ottawa: DeKalb defeated Ottawa, 40-37, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover game on the road.
The Barbs (20-7) were by Brittney Patrick’s 18 points. Alexis Hammond scored 10 points and grabbed seven boards while Paige Wogen chipped in with eight.
“We played well enough to win,” DeKalb coach Chris Davenport said.
Cogs fall: Genoa-Kingston lost at Rockford East, 52-34, in a nonconference game. Courtney Winters led G-K (6-19) with nine points while Jesi Nay had six.