Browning, Fay join 1,000-point club
LaMoille senior Shiela Browning and Putnam County senior Harold Fay both went over the 1,000 point scoring mark for their careers in the past week.
Browning joined the century mark first on Feb. 7, scoring 25 points in a loss to Earlville. She added 20 points in Monday’s upset win over Somonauk and 13 more in Thursday’s regional finals loss to Indian Creek.
Fay joined 1,000 point club on Monday, scoring 24 points in the Panthers’ 64-57 win over Midland. He had 1,048 points heading into Friday’s game.
It’s a family affair for the Fays with his two brothers, Carlton and Kevin, and his father, all in the 1,000-point club. Carlton is the school’s all-time leader with 2,129 points.
Three-point showdown: St. Bede’s own Raley Mauck was one of four girls seeking the final three spots to advance from the St. Bede Regional Three-Point Showdown. Each made eight of 15 attempts. In the shoot-off, Mauck made 2 of 10 and did not advance.
Prophetstown’s Corrie Reilly and Riverdale’s Megan Grove each made five of 10 from the two racks in the corners. Prophetstown’s Heather Strike missed all five attempts from the first rack, but made all five from the second rack to advance.
Kaeli Kovarik of Prophetstown led all shooters with nine of 15 baskets. The four qualifiers advance to sectional competition this Thursday at Aurora Christian.
Bureau Valley senior Irini Petros made 7 of 15 and Princeton’s Michaela Strom made six and Taylor Clark made five.
• Pizza for the Prophets: Prophetstown coach Don Robinson put in an order for 10 pizzas at Maria’s Pizza in Princeton for a postgame celebration following Thursday’s regional championship win. It was the Prophets’ seventh straight regional championship celebration.
• Boys seeds: Seneca drew the top seed for the Princeton 2A boys regional. The Irish (20-4) have avenged two losses to Mendota and Coal City. Next in line come Hall (15-9), Bureau Valley (17-9), Prophetstown (11-13) and the host Tigers (4-20).
The regional gets underway Feb. 25 when the host Tigers clash with the Prophets. Their winner moves on aganst the top-seeded Irish at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 followed by Hall vs. BV. Finals will be played Feb. 28.
The St. Bede boys dropped to 1A this year, drawing the No. 4 seed at the Ottawa Marquette Regional, where they will meet No. 5 Midland at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Putnam County (18-6) is the top seed followed by Henry, Marquette, St. Bede, Midland, DePue and Streator Woodland.
LaMoille/Ohio received the No 5 seed at the Amboy 1A regional, opening against No. 4 Annawan at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Indian Creek stands No. 1.
Pairings for all regionals were released Friday afternoon at www.ihsa.org.