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Area roundup: DeKalb-Sycamore second at tourney, NIU women fall, DeKalb boys split

The DeKalb-Sycamore boys swimming team took second Saturday at the Jefferson Invitational, finishing with 196 points behind Cary-Grove’s 231.

Nathan Braun won the 100-yard butterfly (53.56 seconds) and was third in the 100 back (58.27). Gavin Anderson was second in both the 200 and 500 freestyle (1:53,18, 4:59.58).

“Today we had several season-best times, and the rest of the swims were right at their season best,” coach Melanie Chambers said. “I was very happy with the way our relays swam today.”


NIU falls late at Toledo: The Huskies led by one with 2:16 left but fell, 63-60.

Trailing, 57-52, with 3:31 left, the Huskies (10-6, 2-3 Mid-American Conference) mounted a charge. NIU went on a 6-0 run over a minute and eight seconds to take a 58-57 advantage with 2:16 left in the game. Kelly Smith provided four of those points, while Abby Woollacott gave NIU the lead with her layup.

However, the lead was short-lived. After a Toledo timeout on the ensuing possession, Jay Bravo-Harriott hit a three to give the Rockets (12-5, 3-2) a 60-58 lead.

“This is a team that continues to impress me from a never quit standpoint,” NIU coach Lisa Carlsen said. “They don’t let some adversity get in the way of the task at hand and what our goals are. We hope to be in position where games come down to a possession or two. Sooner or later, if we keep battling like that, we’re going to have our fair share of wins because of it.”

With NIU trailing, 61-60, with seven seconds left, Smith put up a floater in the lane, but it didn’t fall, and Toledo came up the rebound and quickly called timeout.

Mariella Santucci, who was quickly fouled on the inbounds, made her two free throws to put the Rockets up by three with one last chance for the Huskies to tie the game.

Three Huskies finished in double figures, led by Smith, who tallied a game-high 18 points and hauled in five boards. Mikayla Voigt posted her first career double-double, adding 16 points and 10 assists, while Woods finished with 13 points.


DeKalb splits at Hononegah: The Barbs won, 47-36, against Boylan in the opener but lost, 59-34, to Normal West.

Marcus Bobo had 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Matt Montavon had 12.

In the late game, the Barbs (9-7) held Frank Okoro, one of the top juniors in the state, to 13 points.

DeKalb trailed, 23-20, at half but was outscored by 11 in the third quarter. Montavon scored 15.

Sycamore tops LaSalle-Peru: The Spartans won their second game of the year, 53-45, at LaSalle-Peru.

No stats were available from the game.


Logan wins Amboy title: Genoa-Kingston was fourth as a team, powered by Sean Logan’s first-place finish at 182 pounds in the 16-team field.

Jeremy Widmayer was second at 285, Jose Garcia was third at 220, Ethan Wood was third at 152, John Ramza was third at 138, Jesse Torres was fifth at 126, and Jacob Bray was fifth at 106.


Indian Creek falls to Marian: The Timberwolves lost, 47-26.

No stats were available from the game.

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