Amboy was the place to be for three area basketball teams in Saturday’s Amboy Shootout.
In girls’ play, a trio of double-figure scorers — Daniela Pavlovich (11), Carl Gonet (11) and Megan Rehn (10) — made the difference for Putnam County in a 49-37 win over Galva.
The St. Bede Lady Bruins lost to Elmhurst Immaculate Conception 41-36. The Lady Bruins, who held a brief lead in the third quarter, had a shot to pull within three with under a minute to play, but missed the shot attempt.
Mo Dean led the Lady Bruins with 22 points.
On the boys’ side, St. Bede fell to Immaculate Conception, 67-65 in double overtime. Brad Groleau led the Bruins with 15 points and Joe Pyszka had 14, Bobby Morrow 13 and Sam Lucas 10.
River Ridge 67, Princeton 55: Tiger coach Jesse Brandt said the Tigers had a poor half defensively, falling behind 39-31 at intermission, and never recovered in Saturday’s Shootout action at Eastland.
Senior post Cole Evenson led the Tigers with 19 points and “played hard as usual, and did a nice job for us again,” Brandt said.
Josh Kieffer had 12 points and Austen Stewart added nine for PHS, which travels to Rochelle on Tuesday.
IVC 68, St. Bede 55: Joe Pyszka scored 21 points, but the Bruins came up short Friday in NCIC play at the Academy. Sam Lucas added 10 points and Brad Groleau had nine.
Hall 64, Peoria Christian 63: Brett Fanning netted 22 points as the Red Devils edged the Chargers in Tri-County Conference play Friday at Red Devil Gymnasium.
Henry 56, Midland 37: Trent Richards led the Mallards to a Tri-County Conference victory with 15 points Friday. Nathan Helle added 12 points and Ryan Gondt and Kyle Henderson had 11 each.
DePue 50, Lowpoint-Washburn 36: The Little Giants opened the season in the win column on road Friday, paced by Jose Raya’s 20 points. Isaac Reyes added 14.
Newman 72, Bureau Valley 21: The Lady Comets shut the Storm out 26-0 in the third quarter to extend a 40-15 halftime lead to 66-16. Jazmine Delbridge and Nicole Bornsheuer each scored four points for the Storm (1-7, 0-2).
Midland 51, Princeton 27: The Tigresses outscored the Timberwolves 16-12 in the fourth quarter Saturday, but it proved to be too little, too late. Senior forward Makenzey Wilson scored 10 points for the Tigresses, who were held to two points in the third quarter.
Henry 36, Bureau Valley 28: Cluskey scored 13 points to lead the Lady Mallards to victory Monday at Manlius. Lacey DeVenney hit three three-pointers to lead the Storm (1-8) with nine points. Susan Brummel added six points.
Paw Paw 66, LaMoille/Ohio 30: Morgan poured in 27 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs past the host Lady Lions Monday in Little Ten Conference play. Alissa Schrader paced L/O with 10 points with Shiela Browning netting six and Myrah Graham five.
Marquette 50, Hall 18: Jacquie Wallaert and Val Hoffert each scored five points for the Lay Devils in defeat Monday at Ottawa. Kendal Kaufman and Angela Evola each netted 13 points for the Lady Crusaders.
Junior high basketball
BVEC Tournament: BV South upset sister school BV North Saturday at Ohio. In other tournament, Bradford defeated Malden 34-12 and Neponset beat Ohio 27-20.
On Monday, top-seeded DePue defeated Bradford 29-10 behind Edgar Moreno (10 points) and David Moreno (7). Jared Cade had eight points for Bradford.
No. 2 Ladd beat LaMoille 28-13 led by Kieran Trevier and Kyle Follmer, who each scored 12 points. Caleb Sarff led LaMoile with five points.
Wednesday's semifinals will pit DePue vs. Ohio at 6 p.m. followed by Ladd vs. BV South.
At Seneca: St. Bede junior James Peacock captured the 132-pound championship in Saturday’s Seneca Irish Invitational, defeating Herscher’s Drew Mook 4-3 in the title match. In other matches, Peacock pinned Adam Duesing of Illiana Christian in 54 seconds and defeated Manteno’s Travon Done 11-10.
Austin Pletsch led the PC/Hall co-op with a third-place finish at 182. Also for PC/Hall, Mike Milasuski took fifth at 170 and Nathan Tonozzi finished sixth at 220.
PC/Hall (41) placed 12th of 16 teams with St. Bede (36) placing 14th.
Princeton 47, Mendota 33: Caleb Dickens scored a pinfall at 5:28 at 152 pounds and Drew Pranka won by fall at 5:43 at 160 pounds on the mats for the Tigers Monday at Prouty Gymnasium. PHS won six other matches, all by forfeit with the Trojans picking up two forfeit wins.
At the F/S level, PHS winners were Luke Marselle by tech fall at 106, Luke Hoffman by 3:53 fall at 126 and Tim Hilliard by 5:27 fall at 138.