Indian Creek defeated Hinckley-Big Rock 53-38 in the first round of the Little Ten Conference Tournament at Earlville.
Brooke Heiman led the Timberwolves with 25 points. Madison Bogle added 10 for IC.
Avery Zabel scored 15 for the Royals and Ashleigh Wackerlin added 14.
"Tessa Prellberg is out with injury, had some girls step up in her absence and expand their roles," Royals coach Doug Brewington said. "We battled tough and kept ourselves within striking distance but labored on the offensive without our leading scorer.
Knights drop close game: Kaneland fell to Rosary 42-32 at home.
Kelsey Modaff scored 11 and had four steals for the Knights. Kylie Holubecki scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds.
Cogs drop one: Rockford Lutheran hosted and defeated Genoa-Kingston 65-20.
Hawks fall at LTC: Serena defeated Hiawatha in the first round of the Little Ten Conference Tournament.
IC races past H-BR: Indian Creek handed Hinckley-Big Rock a thorough 80-27 defeat.
Michael Lampson scored a team-high 14 points and added four assists. Cooper Larsen and Davis Stryker each scored 13 points. Drew Gaston had nine points and 10 assists. Cam Russell scored 10 points and assisted on five buckets. Tyler Houser added five rebounds and two blocks.
Kaneland narrowly falls: Morris barely edged the Knights, 30-29 in Morris.
Brett David's 10 points led the Knights.
Cogs split at Byron: Genoa-Kingston defeated North Boone 68-12 and fell to Byron 48-30.
DeKalb-Sycamore swimming wins at home: The hosts defeated LaSalle-Peru 103-67.
Winning events for the hosts were Gavin Anderson (200 free and 500 free), Anthony Biundo (100 free) and Donny Gramer (50 free).
Timothy Braun finished second in the 200 free and 100 fly.
"The boys swim team finally got to compete at home and they had a great showing. The boys had great energy and we had a big crowd. We won some incredibly close races and fought hard," coach Melanie Chambers said. "We were very excited to be able to compete at home and the boys enthusiasm showed it. We had lots of season-best times and are looking forward to a great meet against Sterling this Thursday."
Sycamore coasts past Ottawa: Sycamore rolled to another convincing victory, defeating Ottawa 3,300-2,517.
Maddie Lathrop's 642 series led the Spartans. Megan Kolberg (625), Alexis Munch (542) and Delaney Jones (517) followed.
"If you were to ask me if I was surprised where we are in the standings today, I would say 'No,'" coach Andy Hampton said. "Hopefully we have prepared ourselves to be in this position, and while we aren't looking past anyone, we are getting anxious to wrap this chapter up. We have talked about being conference champions and what we need to do to achieve that since the first day of tryouts, 64 days ago."
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Kougars fall at home: Sauk Valley defeated Kishwaukee 64-50.
MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Kougars beat: Kishwaukee fell to Sauk Valley 86-46.