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Red Devils down the Panthers

Area roundup

The Hall Red Devils defeated Erie-Prophetstown 56-50 in its Three Rivers East Conference boys basketball opener Friday in Spring Valley.

Sophomore Trez Rybarczyk led Hall (4-1, 1-0) with 17 points while senior Chance Resetich added 13 and Jimmy DeAngelo had 11.

Woodland 34, DePue 31: Johnny Raya had 15 points and Marcus Winfert 13 in defeat for the Little Giants (4-2, 0-1) in Friday’s Tri-County Conference opener in Streator.

Girls basketball

Hall 40, Serena 33: The Lady Devils had what coach Brian Holman called a good bounce-back win Saturday after losing at Erie-Prophetstown, defeating the Huskers Saturday at Serena.

Janessa Hart led Hall (5-2) with 12 points and her cousin, Hanah Hart, added 10. Also for Hall, Jaclyn Cinotte and Gabby Englehaupt each added eight points.

Annawan 67, Bureau Valley 57: Annawan coach Jason Burkiewicz noted that with the Storm packing it in to control their inside threat, he challenged his guards to take advantage from the open outside looks. And they did.

Annawan got nine 3-pointers from four different players, including three from Reese Randall (21 points) and Kaley Peterson (9), two by Keagan Rico (23) and one for Ella Manuel.

Emily Fordham and Carly Konneck each scored 16 points in a losing effort for the Storm.

After playing to a 17-17 stalemate through one quarter, the Bravettes opened up a 34-26 halftime lead.

Annawan 65, Ridgewood 58: Manuel led the Bravettes with 22 points and Rico added 19.

Mendota 49, Princeton 22: The Lady Trojans jumped out to a 15-1 first-quarter lead and never looked back Saturday at Prouty Gym in Princeton. Ameila Bromoschenkel led the Lady Trojans’ assault with 21 points and Larkin O’Donnell added 12.

Kenzie Coleman led PHS (2-5) with five points.

Serena 51, LaMoille-Ohio 19: The Huskers overpowered the Lady Lions at LaMoille in Little Ten Conference play Monday. Mari Billhorn had nine points on the strength of three treys.

LaMoille-Ohio 2, Orion 0: The Lady Lions scored a forfeit win over Orion when the Chargers did not show up for the Amboy Shootout Saturday.

Junior College basketball

IVCC 89, Wright 76 (Men): Princeton grad Colby Robbins came off the bench to lead the Eagles with 26 points Saturday, including 7-9 of 3-point shooting.


At Mendota: Princeton swept Stillman Valley (47-30) and host Mendota (66-12) Monday. The Tigers picked up six forfeits over the Trojans.

Chase Tatum got the Tigers started against Stillman Valley with a 3:49 fall at 285. Also winning by fall were Steven Benevidez (0:35 at 106), Nolan Smith (0:56 at 126), Luke Peacock (0:52 at 138), Gabe Thompson (2:24 at 145), Kody Mongan (0:30 at 195) and Matt Cihocki (0:14 at 220). Other winners on the mat were Matthew Harris (18-3 at 113).

Peacock (1:20), Thompson (1:14) and Mongan (0:51) all won again by fall against Mendota.

At Seneca: St. Bede placed eighth of eight teams in Saturday’s Irish Invitational. Top place-finishers for the Bruins were Charles Korey (126), Beau Bonnell (138) and Ethan Fleming (170), all with fourths. Fifths went to Dominic Bima (113), Noah Setser (132) and Nick Lough (182).

At Princeton: PHS’ Drew Harp was crowned champion at 170 pounds in Saturday’s JV Tournament at Prouty Gym. Also for PHS, Steven Benevidez (106) and Matt Cihocki (195) placed second, and Isaiah Franklin (195) and Cole Reynolds (285) took thirds.

St. Bede’s Shawn Schwemlein placed third at 220.

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