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Prophetstown draws top seed at regional

Prophetstown (22-2) drew the top seed for the St. Bede 2A girls regional basketball tournament.

The tournament tips off Monday at the Academy where No. 4 Hall faces No. 5 Bureau Valley at 6 p.m. followed by No. 3 St. Bede vs. No. 6 Princeton at 8 p.m. The next night, Prophetstown draws the winner between Hall and Bureau Valley at 6 p.m. with No. 2 Riverdale to face the St. Bede/Princeton winner.

The regional champion advances to the Aurora Christian Sectional to face the Oregon Regional champion at 6 p.m. Feb. 18.

In 1A, Putnam County gained the top seed at the Roanoke-Benson Regional, awaiting Monday’s winner between No. 4 Midland/No. 5 Henry on Feb. 12. The Lady Panthers look to return home for the sectional in which they will host and would draw the Earlville Regional champion.

At Earlville, LaMoille/Ohio gained the No. 3 seed and a semifinal date on Feb. 12 vs. No. 2 Somonauk at 8 p.m. Indian Creek is the top seed.

Win No. 100: Jason Burkiewicz notched his 100th career win at Annawan when the Bravettes topped Henry 67-27 Wednesday. The No. 1 ranked Bravettes added No. 101 by defeating Putnam County 66-50 without senior All-Stater Celina VanHyfte and will look to add to their win total as they chase the state championship.

First conference win: The Bureau Valley girls basketball team (8-14, 1-9) held on Friday to beat Morrison 42-40 to earn their first conference win of the season in the Three Rivers North. Val Reuter scored 12 points, and Helena Osk Arnadottir 10.

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