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Saturday sports update

Storm win Cardinal Classic; Bruins win Marseilles Holiday Tournament; Lady Trojans take LBC title

The Bureau Valley Storm captured the crown from the Warkins Memorial Cardinal Classic Saturday night, defeating Orion 51-39.

Parker Neuhalfen led the Storm (12-7) with 19 points and Brian Lange added 14.

At Marseilles: The St. Bede Bruins tripped top-seeded Kewanee 76-63 in the championship game of the Marseilles Holiday Tournament Saturday night. Bruins Brad Groleau and Joe Pyszka were named to the All-Tournament team along with Putnam County's Harold Fay.

Putnam County beat Lexington 48-46 for third place.

LaMoille/Ohio beat Gardner-South Wilmington 59-50.

At Plano:

Princeton fell to former NCIC foe Streator 41-38 in the final night of the Plano Christmas Classic. Zach Stroud had 12 points and Austen Stewart had 10 points,

Girls basketball

At St. Bede: The Mendota Lady Trojans rallied to defeat St. Bede 65-62 in Saturday's championship game of the Lady Bruins Christmas Classic.

St. Bede led as much as 25-11 in the second quarter, but Mendota used a 13-0 run to end the half and scored the first basket of the third quarter to take a 26-25 lead.

Karly Near hit a go-ahead three late for Mendota with 50 seconds left, putting the Lady Trojans ahead 61-60. St. Bede senior Morgan Dean scored inside with 3.4 seconds left, but missed on a  possible game-tying free throw.

Tournament MVP Amy Devitt, who led Mendota (12-3) with 32 points, tacked on two free throws for the 65-62 win.

Laura Sickley, led the Lady Bruins (9-11) with 26 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter.

Fieldcrest beat IVC 57-45 for third place and Eureka beat Seneca 47-44 for fifth place.

Princeton held a 24-21 lead over Kewanee late in the second quarter, but the Boilers rallied to claim the seventh-place contest 48-36. In other action, Henry held off LaMoile/Ohio 33-31 for ninth, the Lady Lions rallying from a 20-10 deficit, but came up short.

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