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Local Sports

Saturday area roundup: Bolingbrook boys basketball earns another win over ranked foe

The Bolingbrook boys basketball team continued its fantastic weekend by toppling state-ranked Evanston, 70-66, at the War on the Shore Shootout at Evanston on Saturday night.

Bolingbrook led the entire way but was forced to hang on after Evanston rallied after being down double digits in the third quarter.

The Raiders (14-3) also beat
state-ranked Homewood-Flossmoor on Friday and will go for the trifecta of wins against state-ranked teams Monday as they square off with Class 3A powerhouse Morgan Park at the City-Suburban Shootout.

Wheaton Warrenville South MLK Tournament

Joliet Central 53, Huntley 40: The Steelmen (11-7) got back on the winning track with a win in its opener and was set to play its next round in the tournament late Saturday.

Plainfield East earns split: The Bengals (11-7) picked up their third consecutive win with a 71-58 victory over Morton, but dropped a 47-39 decision to York.

Plainfield South drops two: The Cougars fell in the Wheaton Warrenville South tournament by a 65-50 final to Benet and 70-54 to Warren in the consolation bracket.

PREP WRESTLING

Lemont second in SSC: Oak Forest edged the Indians, 182-161, for the South Suburban Conference meet title. Winning titles for Lemont were Evan Schiffman (106 pounds), Kyle Schickel (138), Grant LaDuke (145) and Apollo Gothard (220). Drew Nash (132) took second, Muhamad Jarad (285) placed third and Kyle Zator (152) finished fourth.

Providence fourth at CCL: The Celtics scored 207 points to finish fourth in the Chicago Catholic League Championships.

Ryan Boersma won the title at 220, while Josh Ramos (138), Kevin Countryman (152) and Aidan O’Connor (160) took second place, Kaden Bray (126) finished third and RJ Schneider (285) was fourth.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

DuPage 78, Joliet 61: The Wolves struggled to recover from a poor first half and dropped to 3-16. Gavin Grace led Joliet with 12 points, while Trey Wornica had 11 points.

Lewis 99, Indianapolis 70: Some huge statistical performances led Lewis to a road victory. Delaney Blaylock poured in a career-high 33 points for the Flyers (12-3), while Kendale McCullum scored 21 points, dishing out 11 assists and collecting nine rebounds.

St. Francis 65, Calumet-St. Joseph 60: The Saints collected their second win over a ranked opponent with a win on the road. The win pushed the Saints into a tie for the lead atop the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference with Olivet Nazarene. Terrion Howard led the Saints (16-6 9-3) with 13 points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Joliet 73, DuPage 38: A fast start allowed JJC (12-8) to collect an easy victory. Lynese Johnson recorded a double-double with 16 points and 14 rebounds, while Emily Atsinger also scored 16. Amil Mitchell chipped in 12 points.

Lewis 70, Indianapolis 57: The Flyers never trailed in the contest as they moved to 14-2 on the season. Jessica Kelliher had 26 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Rachel Hinders also scored 11 points.

St. Francis 77, Calumet-St. Joseph 57: USF got its fifth consecutive victory thanks to a strong fourth quarter effort.

The Saints (15-5, 11-1 CCAC) outscored C-SJ, 23-4,w in the fourth quarter. Kaitlin Aylward led the Saints with 30 points, while Jordan Pyle also contributed 17 points and 10 rebounds.

MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Pepperdine 3, Lewis 1: In a clash of two of the nation’s best teams,
No. 5 Pepperdine beat No. 8 Lewis, 25-18, 24-26, 25-23, 25-19, at Neil Carey Arena. The Flyers (5-2) were led by Ryan Coenen (18 kills), Matt Yoshimoto (41 assists) and Michael Simmons (17 digs).

Lincoln-Way West graduate Michael Wexter had 15 kills for Pepperdine (5-1).

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