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Bowling

Area roundup: Sycamore girls bowling takes second at sectionals

Spartans’ Megan Kolberg finishes 2nd individually

The Sycamore girls bowling team took second Saturday at the IHSA Rockford Jefferson Sectional, qualifying for the state tournament as a team.

Megan Kolberg rolled a 1,332 to take second, 30 pins behind champion Rebecca Hagerman of Harlem. Heather Carlson of Sycamore was eighth with a 1,268.

DeKalb’s Reagan Harold took 11th with a 1,250, 16 pins behind Caitlyn Bannister of Auburn, who secured the final individual berth for the state tournament.

Maddie Lathrop added a 1,249 for Sycamore. Makala Rae rolled a 1,206 for DeKalb and Tinley Harold scored a 1,090. The Spartans return to Rockford on Friday for the state tournament.

PREP WRESTLING

G-K fails to qualify: Jesse Torres came a win away from a state berth at 126 pounds, but the Cogs failed to qualify any of their three wrestlers for the state tournament.

Torres reached the consolation semifinals, but fell to Orion’s Ethan Meisenburg, 13-0. Tristan Mangum (170) and Jacob Bray (106) each reached the second consolation round.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

G-K falls to Dixon: The Cogs led in the second quarter but fell, 56-26.

Sam Winker and Lily McPherson each scored seven points.

The Cogs start the Class 3A Mendota Regional on Monday against Rochelle.

BOYS BASKETBALL

DeKalb falls in Wisconsin: The Barbs lost to James Madison Memorial, 55-52, in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Barbs had a couple of 3-pointers near the end of the game miss. Zach Russell and Trenton Kyler hit eight 3-pointers combined, scoring 12 points each. Michael Newman added 10.

IC tops Morris: The Timberwolves improved to 19-7 with a 59-44 win over Morris.

Cooper Larsen led Indian Creek with 17 points.

H-BR falls: The Royals lost to Parkview Christian, 53-39.

The game was part of the IC Shootout in Shabbona.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Voigt scores 37 as NIU wins on road: Senior guard Mikayla Voigt led the Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team with a game-high 37 points as the Huskies won their third straight game, 93-83, over Ball State.

It was Voigt’s third game of at least 30 points this season, and her fifth game of at least 20 points in the past six. Voigt had 25 points in the second half and 15 in the fourth quarter. Myia Starks had 19 points and seven assists.

“We love seeing the ball go in the basket,” Voigt said. “I credit that to good ball movement and really great passes. It’s easy when you’re open and get a good pass and knock it down. If teams are going to key in on me a little more, that just means other people are going to be open, and I have faith in my teammates to knock down those shots.”

The Huskies (14-8, 6-4 Mid American Conference) shot 51.5 percent from the field against the Cardinals (7-15, 2-8), their highest mark since shooting 59.5 percent Dec. 21 against Chicago State. NIU also made double-digit 3-pointers for the second straight game with 10. The Huskies outrebounded the Cardinals, 40-27, and are 13-0 this season when outrebounding their opponent. NIU had 16 offensive rebounds and scored 21 second-chance points.

“We’ve shown a lot of team toughness in our last two road wins,” coach Lisa Carlsen said. “There hasn’t been that panic in certain situations that the home team can take advantage of. We’ve executed really well in those situations, and that’s what I’ve been most impressed with. If you can have that for 40 minutes in this league, you’re going to give yourself an opportunity to win every game.”

The Huskies are back on the road Wednesday to take on Miami. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

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