MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland boys basketball team used strong fourth quarter play from forward Cole Carlson and a last-minute steal by John Pruett to fend off Hinckley-Big Rock on Tuesday, 44-42, for a nonconference win.
Senior forward Matt Limbrunner led the Knights with 14 points while Pruett (12) and Ty Carlson (10) also were in double figures for the Knights.
“Matt Limbrunner did a really nice job to keep us in the game,” Kaneland coach Brian Johnson said. “He had a couple threes and made a couple nice post moves, and kind of kept us alive.”
The Knights (2-4) trailed, 25-22, at halftime, but limited the Royals to four points in the third quarter.
“It was a game that, morale-wise, getting a win was huge,” Johnson said. “[On Saturday] we had a tough one with Sycamore. Any type of win is nice to get, especially when you might be struggling a little bit. I’m really happy with our effort, and it’s nice to get some results from it.”
Elgin 52, Burlington Central 44: At Burlington, Central (0-7) was led by 13 points from Moter Deng and 12 from Duncan Ozburn in the nonconference loss.
St. Charles East 106, Bartlett 65: At Bartlett, St. Charles East turned in a dominant showing, including a victorious 200-yard medley relay triumph for TJ Bindseil, Austin Muehlschlegel, Taylor Nunnery and Mike Meyer (1:48.88). Bindseil won the 200 IM in 2:08.87 and the 100 butterfly in 58.34, less than a half-second faster than teammate Alec Carnell.
St. Charles East 3,287, Bartlett 3,031: At Bowling Green in West Chicago, Dom Strauss had a 686 series after starting out with a 255 in Game 1, while teammates Alex Garza (658), Chase Wealther (648) and Aaron Mudlong (647) also had big days for the Saints.
Morris 3,086, Kaneland 2,769: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Morris’ Taylor Warwick bowled a perfect game in the Northern Illinois Big 12 match. Morgan Wojciechowski (525 series) paced Kaneland.