NEWARK – Aurora Central Catholic handed traditional Class 1A girls basketball power Newark its first loss of the season on Tuesday, steadily increasing its halftime lead before holding on for a 45-42 victory.
“We shot very well, played stellar defense and we controlled the boards,” Chargers coach Mark Fitzgerald said. “It all added up to a huge win for us.”
ACC (6-4) tired the Norsemen guards with consistent pressure and man-to-man defense. The junior trio of Kaitlyn Rosa (14 points), Jacqui Cardona (10) and Ashley Wilk (10) all finished in double figures.
The Chargers, who held a 21-19 halftime lead, swished five three-pointers to secure their fourth successive victory.
“The kids are growing up, and it’s getting very exciting over at ACC,” Fitzgerald said.
Plainfield North Tournament – Plainfield North 57, Geneva 42: At Plainfield, the Vikings suffered their third straight defeat, falling to the Tigers.
Will Doeckel led Geneva with 10 points.
Vikings coach Phil Ralston wished his team would have worked the ball inside more because the Vikings were cold from the perimeter.
“When you’re not hitting the outside shot, it’s time to try and work on something different, and we didn’t have the wisdom to get that done,” Ralston said.
Geneva (4-5) is set to continue tournament play against Lockport on Thursday.
Nazareth Academy 55, Marmion 45: At Aurora, Eddy Grahovec scored 21 points and Nick Scoliere added 11 but Marmion (3-4) saw its three-game winning streak snapped.
Geneva 134.7, Neuqua Valley 125.4: At Naperville, Geneva’s Ashley Puff took the all-around, vault and floor exercise and teammate Emily Ott won the beam competition.
Morris 2,971, Kaneland 2,240: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Holly Thomas rolled a 538 series to pace the Knights in a losing cause.