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Friday night at the hoops

St. Bede held on for a 46-45 win over host Princeton Friday at Prouty Gymnasium. The Tigers' Austen Stewart hit a three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left, but the Bruins were able to inbound the ball deep and run out the clock.

Damin Smith scored a game-high 13 points for the Bruins (22-5) with Austin Mack and Cole Evenson each netting 10 points for the Tigers (6-21).

St. Bede also rallied to win the sophomore game 53-52.

In its final In Tri-County Conference contest Hall won 55-51 at Roanoke-Benson. In other TCC action, Henry downed winless Lowpoint-Washburn 55-36 and Putnam County toppled DePue 74-57.

In other area action, Byron bounced Mendota 64-49 while L-P beat Ottawa 65-55 to clinch the Northern Illinois Big 12 West division.
 

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