The regional title is the 23rd won by a Blackhawks team in this, the 38th year under veteran head coach Gordie Kerkman.
Women’s Basketball: Dana Wagner’s coaching career at Waubonsee Community College ends as Kishwaukee prevails
Powerhouse Kishwaukee College proved why it was the No. 1 seed in the NJCAA Division II Region IV Tournament by streamrolling No. 2 Waubonsee 79-53 Saturday at Elgin Community College.
O’Mara was the lone Redwings player in double figures during Friday’s Class 4A Lemont Regional championship game against Waubonsie Valley, and his 16 points were better than the 14 the Warriors produced through three quarters as the Redwings rolled to a 57-33 victory.
With her team nursing a 37-36 lead with 5:40 remaining, Alexis Glasgow buried a three-pointer that gave Rolling Meadows a four-point lead it would never relinquish as the Mustangs went on to defeat Geneva 51-43 in a Class 4A state semifinal at Redbird Arena.
After being held to one three-point attempt in the first half, Seberger hit two threes to help fuel a Vikings’ run at the start of the third quarter. Her sister Alison is a senior guard for Illinois State, the regular residents of Redbird Arena, which made for an emotional Seberger after the game.
David, a senior and the epitome of a floor general, shrugged off a tough shooting night and sank the winner at the buzzer, propelling Kaneland to a thrilling 62-60 win — the Knights’ second regional title in three years.
Geneva trailed third-seeded Bolingbrook 43-32 going into the fourth quarter, but rallied to score 34-points — including hitting 16-of-18 on free throws — en route to a stunning 66-63 victory in the Class 4A Plainfield East Regional championship game.
The Hilltoppers (11-20) play in the Rich East Sectional on Wednesday against the Morris-Pontiac winner.
Marmion and Kaneland meet again Friday night, this time with a regional title on the line, but Kaneland coach Brian Johnson doesn’t put much stock in the previous matchup that his team won 49-47 on the road.
The path to the state tournament for Geneva’s girls basketball team was not an easy one, and a bad weekend in mid-January sent a jolt through the team. A 75-67 home loss on Jan. 17 to Batavia, a game which saw Batavia star Liza Fruendt …
Only in its second full year, the Spartans have gone from woeful to wonderful.
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Geneva led from start to finish and was nearly perfect at the free-throw line during a 64-58 Class 4A Plainfield East Regional semifinal win over the host Bengals Wednesday in Plainfield. The 23-5 Vikings, seeded No. 6, will get a chance to win the school’s first regional title since 1986 when it takes on No. 3 Bolingbrook (20-5) at 7 p.m. Friday in Plainfield.
Naperville Central senior Patrick Maloney scored a career-high 35 points as the Redhawks rolled past Metea Valley, 74-49, in a Class 4A Naperville Central Regional semifinal.
Jordan Glasgow had the hot hand initially and that carried over to his teammates as Marmion rolled past St. Francis 73-57 in the Class 3A Kaneland Regional semifinal on Wednesday night.
Udo Agomo scored 7 of his 14 points during a third-quarter stretch that saw Plano erase a 9-point Tinley Park lead, the Reapers going on to a 63-61 win at the Class 3A Plano Regional.