KEWANEE— Michael Fredericks will always remember his 33rd birthday.
His Princeton Tigers presented him with a 65-56 win at Kewanee Friday to open Three Rivers East Conference play. The Tigers pulled away to victory by outscoring the Boilermakers 19-13 in the fourth quarter.
"I told the guys at practice on Thursday that all I wanted for my birthday was a win over Kewanee. They guys delivered," Fredericks said. "The guys did a nice job finishing the game in the fourth quarter, making key buckets and free throws."
Senior guard Josh Reinhardt led the Tigers with 20 points with junior Kole Hjerstedt adding 19 points and seven rebounds. Christian Parry led the Tigers with 10 rebounds and Garrett Allen scored 14 points.
The win improved the Tigers to 5-1 heading into Tuesday's game at Prophetstown.
PHS also won the sophomore game Friday 57-43.
LaMoille-Ohio 53, Hiawatha 42: Brady Becker led the Lions (3-3) to victory at Kirkland Friday with 18 points.
Hall 65, Prophetstown 60: The Red Devils opened TRAC East play with a win at home Friday over the Prophets. Senior point guard Alec Castelan led the Red Devils with 18 points. Brant Vanaman added 13 points and Kyle Duever had 11.
Hall improved to 3-2, 1-0 heading into Tuesday's game at Putnam County.
The Hall girls placed fourth and the boys seventh in Saturday’s Oregon Hawk Invite.
Hall’s Erin Biccochi was second overall with a 1,208 series, averaging 201. Also for Hall, Emily Breland added a 1,028, Katie Folder a 793, Hannah Goodrum a 759, Destiny Harmon a 704.
Top bowler for the Hall boys were Westley Schmidt (1,086) and Alex Winner (1,079). Other Red Devils included Zebec Parochetti (1,035), John Moore (940), Robert Harrison (833) and Bobby Groleau (116).
At Seneca: The St. Bede Bruins placed fifth of 15 teams at Saturday's Seneca Irish Invite. Charlie Korey (126) and 132 Noah Setser (132) led the Bruins with third-place finishes. Other place-finishers for the Bruins included fourths to Dom Bima (106) and 138 Beau Bonnell (138), fifth to Evan Sartain (182) and sixth to Camren Barto (285).
At Princeton: The Tigers split matches with Morrison (54-30) and Erie/Prophetstown (9-65) Thursday. Dallas Hill (195) was the only winner on the mat for the Tigers against E/P and came back with a fall against the Mustangs.
Other winners in action against Morrison were Gabe Thompson (138), Payton Hammerich (160), Zach Bohms (170) and Kody Mongan (182).
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