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Tigers, Bruins drop openers at Plano

Princeton and St. Bede dropped their openers in the Plano Christmas Classic.

The Tigers fell to the host Plano Reapers 66-43 Monday evening. The Reapers took an 18-8 first-quarter lead and never looked back, holding a 35-21 lead at the half.

PHS got eight points from Garrett Duffin and seven each from Zach Hicks and Tyler Clark.

The Tigers (2-6) will return to action at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Indian Creek.

• St. Bede went down in defeat 47-41 to Somonauk. The Bobcats made a 14-7 first-quarter lead hold up.

Guards Jarrett Olson (14) and Jack Brady (11) combined for 25 points for the Bruins.

St. Bede will face Streator at 8 p.m. Thursday back at Plano.

• Mendota cruised to a 77-42 win over Wilmington Monday. The Trojans will face the Seneca Irish at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

• The Princeton sophomores beat Sandwich 51-34 in its opening game Monday. The Kittens, who are the No. 2 seed, will play Plano at 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Jake Reinhardt had 25 points on 8 of 12 shooting. Skye Behrends added 12 points.

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