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ROUNDUP: Genoa-Kingston wins regular-season finale over Rochelle

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 9:26 p.m. CST • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 10:27 p.m. CST

Genoa-Kingston boys baskeball won its final regular-season game of the year, finishing with an 81-68 win on the road against Rochelle.

The Cogs (17-9) were led by Sal Lopez's 18 points. Tommy Hansen added 17 while Griffin McNeal recorded 12 and Eli Thurlby chipped in with 11.

We played another game without Tommy Lucca," G-K coach Corey Jenkins said. "Our guys stepped up a little bit tonight without him. We have to have him for regionals."

Jenkins expects Lucca to be ready for G-K's first playoff game on Monday against Montini in the Class 3A Genoa-Kingston Regional quarterfinals.  

Sycamore dominates: Sycamore defeated LaSalle-Peru, 70-32, in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover matchup.

Hiawatha falls: Hiawatha lost to Freeport Aquin, 73-52, in the Class 1A Forreston Regional quarterfinals.

Senior Mike Mercado led the Hawks with 16 points in the loss.

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