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Prep Sports

Lincoln-Way East boys claim 10th consecutive victory

The Lincoln-Way East boys basketball team picked up its 10th consecutive victory as it toppled Bradley-Bourbonnais, 53-42, on Friday night.

Ty Slager and J-Heir Jones each scored 14 points for the Griffins, now 12-2 on the season.

Marist 58, Joliet Catholic 45: The Hilltoppers had their three-game winning streak snapped in a East Suburban Catholic Conference loss.

Joliet Central 66, West Aurora 59: The Steelmen moved to 7-11 on the season with the Southwest Prairie crossover victory.

Minooka 50, Plainfield East 47: The Indians snapped a 12-game slide to collect a win in a Southwest Prairie Conference crossover matchup.

Providence 56, Providence St. Mel 26: The Celtics played stifling defense in collecting a Chicago Catholic League win.

Lemont 67, Evergreen Park 43: The Indians (9-6) had little difficulty picking up the South Suburban Conference win.

Sandburg 54, Lincoln-Way West 47: Jacob Vassalla had 15 points but the Warriors fell short in an overtime loss.

Clifton Central 57, Dwight 47: The Trojans fell to 7-10 on the season with a Sangamon Valley Conference loss.

Coal City 64, Wilmington 51: The Coalers got back to the .500 mark with a victory as Austin Pullara scored 26 points and Jack Bunton also contributed 12.

Grant Park 61, Gardner-South Wilmington 46: The Panthers were outscored 41-21 in the second half in a River Valley Conference loss.

Nate Wise had 14 points for the Panthers (9-8).

Herscher 55, Reed-Custer 36: The Comets had trouble getting things going in an Illinois Central Eight loss.

Putnam County 46, Seneca 40: The Fighting Irish dropped a Tri-County Conference matchup to fall to 10-6 on the season.

Lisle 58, Peotone 45: The Blue Devils couldn’t get much offense going in a Illinois Central Eight Conference loss.

Sycamore 45, Morris 38: The Redskins struggled offensively in dropping to 6-9 on the season.

Girls Basketball

Joliet West 67, Oswego East 60: The Tigers claimed their 11th consecutive victory as Lisa Thompson provided 27 points and Jazzpher Evans contributed 26.

Oswego 55, Plainfield South 35: The Cougars dropped to 8-9 overall with the loss.

Plainfield North 76, Romeoville 61: The Tigers (11-8) won their fifth game in their last seven outings with a Southwest Prairie Conference victory.

Joliet Central 46, West Aurora 31: The win was the 14th in a row for Joliet Central, now 17-3 on the season.

Carmel 58, Joliet Catholic 48: The Angels (12-8) were stopped in a conference matchup.

Lincoln-Way East 47, Richards 42: The Griffins (11-4) got back into the win column with a nonconference victory.

Wrestling

Lincoln-Way West 57, Homewood-Flossmoor 11: The Warriors collected an easy win over their SouthWest Suburban Conference rivals.

Andrew 42, Lincoln-Way Central 25: Dustin Kozlowski (152 pounds) and Max Villasenor (160) both earned wins by technical fall for the Knights.

Men’s Track and Field

Lewis Invitational: Lewis finished third with 101 points in in its own invitational. The Flyers got wins from Connor Wagner in the 55-meter hurdles, Bryce Medaris in the 3,000, Nick Krella in the pole vault, Will Debolt in the triple jump and Fargo Thornton in the shot put.

Michael Lyons also won the high jump, getting a NCAA Division II provisional qualifying clearance of 6-8.25.

Women’s Track and Field

Lewis Invitational: Lewis stacked up 156 points to take second in its own invitational.

Flyers victories came courtesy of Jada Hoffman in the 55-meter dash, Joelle Atassien in the 55 hurdles, Jamie Poppen in the pole vault and Alyssa Betlejeski in the shot put.

Men’s Basketball

Judson 77, St. Francis 75: The Saints were just edged out in a CCAC Conference loss as they slipped to 6-11 overall and 4-7 in league play.

Lewis 76, William Jewell 51: A strong first half carried the Flyers to an easy victory.

Artese Stapleton had 17 points to lead Lewis.

Women’s Basketball

St. Francis 68, Judson 30: The Saints stretched their recent winning streak to eight games as they improved to 16-3.

Lewis 70, William Jewell 63: Lewis used a strong half to carry them to victory, staying undefeated in Great Lakes Valley Conference play.

Rachel Hinders had 20 points and Kaitlyn Williams chipped in 19 points for Lewis (8-5).

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