January 3: Area Roundup
January 3, 2013 8:56PM
Updated: February 5, 2013 6:31AM
Metea’s Petersen out for the season
It was a great victory for the Metea Valley girls basketball program, but the good feeling was far overshadowed by the injury loss of Anna Petersen, a solid all-around player and team leader.
In the third period of the championship game in which the Mustangs defeated host Oswego East 59-53, Petersen tore her ACL and will miss the rest of the season.
Petersen, who is also a star on the softball team, will miss that season in the spring. The 6-foot-1 forward and shortstop will be going to Northwestern in the fall on a softball scholarship.
“Anna is irreplaceable for our team,” said Metea Valley basketball coach Kris Kalivas. “She’s a hard-working kid who gets 8-10 rebounds a game and contributes as a defender, scorer and ball-handler. And the other kids look up to her. We don’t know at this time whether one player steps forward to try to fill some of the void, or we may have to do it by committee. She brings a lot to the court.”
Kaneland 43, Rochelle 15 — Sonny Horn (138 pounds), Dan Goress (145) and Nick Sharp (220) won by pin for the Knights. Other Kaneland winners were Stephen Gust (113), Connor Williams (126), Esai Ponce (132), Austin Parks (152), Zack Russell (160) and Zach Theis (285).
at Coal City — Sandwich defeated the host Coalers (37-27) and also won against Reed-Custer (57-24). Two-time winners for the Indians were Jesse Wood (120 pounds), Jarrod Johnson (145), Rigo Fraire (152) and Kyle Eighner (220).
Batavia 49, West Chicago 21
Newark 51, Hinckley-Big Rock 41 — Taylor Krug scored 14 points and Abbey Akre added 10 points for the Norsemen (15-1, 5-0). Abbie Tosch had a game-high 16 points for the Royals (8-9, 4-1), while Jacqueline Madden chipped in 14 points.
Indian Creek 44, LaMoille 13 — Kate Thuestad totaled 12 points to lead the Timberwolves.
Sandwich 61, Reed-Custer 47 — Kaylyn Wedra poured in 21 points to pace the Indians. Kylie Knur added 15 points and Anna Ford 12 points.