Sports Digest – 2/08/17

NOTE: Daily Sports Digests will now feature key Illinois-related sports stories from the Associated Press. Those can be found after the listing of local scores/recaps.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Boys

Streator 49, Westmont 38. Bulldogs now 13-10 overall, 6-2 in the Interstate Eight.

Flanagan-Cornell 65, Lexington 42

Joliet Catholic 65, Marquette 44

Coal City 53, Pontiac 41

Peoria Quest 66, Fieldcrest 56. Derek May 25 points 6 rebounds, Cam Grandy 12 points 11 rebounds for the Knights

LaSalle-Peru 55, DeKalb 46

Girls

Regular Season

Mendota 53, Streator 48

IHSA Class 2A Regionals – El Paso-Gridley HS

Fieldcrest 30, El Paso-Gridley 24. Gwen Lohr-Fandel 16 points, 11 rebounds, Leah White 11 points.

Peoria Christian 53, Flanagan-Cornell-Woodland (FCW) 47

IHSA Class 2A Regionals – Momence HS

Reed-Custer 44, Dwight 34

Hall 64, Momence 18

IHSA Class 1A Regionals – Indian Creek HS, Shabbona

Ashton-Franklin Center 59, Earlville 24

Wethersfield 57, Serena 41

IHSA Class 2A Regionals – Putnam County HS, Granville

Kankakee (McNamara) 36, Princeton 34

St. Bede 44, Putnam County 39

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NHL

St. Louis 6, Ottawa 0. OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Jake Allen made 30 saves Tuesday night as the St. Louis Blues shut out the Ottawa Senators 6-0. Magnus Paajarvi, Patrik Berglund, Alex Steen and Ivan Barbashev also scored for the Blues. Ottawa goalie Andrew Hammond had 24 saves in his first start since mid-December.

Chicago Blackhawks OFF.

NCAA Men’s Basketball

Illinois 68, Northwestern 61. EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Malcolm Hill scored 14 points Tuesday night to lead Illinois past Northwestern 68-61. Te’Jon Lucas, Maverick Morgan and Michael Finke added 11 points apiece for the Illini, who held the Wildcats to about 34 percent shooting from the field. Bryant McIntosh led Northwestern with 21 points.

Illinois State 82, Drake 53. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Paris Lee had 26 points on Tuesday night as Illinois State routed Drake 82-53. Keyshawn Evans added 16 points for the Redbirds, who bounced back from Saturday’s 86-45 loss against Wichita State. Billy Wampler scored 12 points and was the only player in double figures for the Bulldogs.

MLB

Cubs news. CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo has extended an invite to a 12-year-old boy who was severely beaten by a classmate at a suburban Chicago school. Rizzo tweeted his invitation to Henry Sembdner to watch batting practice and a game, saying he’d heard the boy was a Cubs fan. Authorities say Henry suffered facial fractures and other injuries in Friday’s attack.