Sports Digest – 2/01/17

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Boys

Streator 47, Morris 43
The Bulldogs pulled off a big non-conference at home over the Morris Redskins and remain undefeated at Pops Dale Gymnasium so far this season (4-0). Streator (12-9) led through every quarter throughout the game, leading by as much as ten points at several points in the second half. Morris chipped away at the Bulldogs lead in the fourth quarter, outscoring the home team 24-18 in the final frame, but strong defense by Streator in the remaining three minutes kept the ‘Skins at bay.

Dakota Limberg led Streator with 14 points, Adam Brown chipped in eight points, including a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line, and Mitch Vickers also poured in eight points. The Bulldogs head to Plano on Friday to continue in Interstate Eight action. Plano pulled off a win over Streator last week in the Interstate Eight tournament semi-finals, 51-47, to make for an itching rematch Friday night. With Streator at 5-1 in the conference and Plano undefeated at 6-0, a win for the Bulldogs will give them a tie for the conference lead. Tip-off Friday at Plano is 7 PM for varsity, JV tips prior at 5:30.

Interstate Eight Team Games

Plano 66, Mendota 48

Ottawa 53, Sandwich 43

Marquette 56, Seneca 52

Gardner-South Wilmington 69, Peotone 67

Other Area Games

Fisher 65, Flanagan-Cornell 35

Dwight 55, Momence 38

St. Bede 56, Hall 53

El Paso-Gridley 57, Pontiac 46

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 56, Fieldcrest 34

Ridgeview 63, Roanoke-Benson 39

Little Ten Tournament – Somonauk HS

Newark 88, Kirkland Hiawatha 39

Somonauk 66, Earlville-Leland 46

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Girls

Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland (FCW) 57, Marquette 24. Rachel Quaritsch (FCW) had 29 points, which led her to become the school’s all-time leading scorer. Quaritsch’s current career total stands at 1,430 points, over the previous record of 1,418.

Interstate Eight Team Games

Dwight 50, Wilmington 22

Other Area Games

Yorkville 53, Ottawa 36

LaSalle-Peru 69, DeKalb 32

Mendota 56, Rockford Christian 29

Metamora 53, Pontiac 34