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Prep roundup: Burlington Central boys basketball downs G-K

Genoa-Kingston's Sal Lopez passes underneath a Burlington Central player. Burlington Central defeated Genoa-Kingston, 64-41, Tuesday in Genoa.
Genoa-Kingston's Sal Lopez passes underneath a Burlington Central player. Burlington Central defeated Genoa-Kingston, 64-41, Tuesday in Genoa.

GENOA – The Burlington Central boys basketball team topped Genoa-Kingston, 64-41, on Tuesday behind 12 points from Moter Deng.

The Rockets (2-7, 2-0 Big Northern East) jumped out to a 7-0 lead and led 23-11 by the end of the first quarter. After the Cogs cut the lead to eight at the end of the third, Central opened up a 17-point lead within the first two minutes of the fourth quarter.

After starting the season with seven straight losses, Central won its first two conference games with key contributor Ryan Ritchie back in the fold.

“I was skeptical about [Burlington Central’s record coming in],” G-K guard Mason Lucca said. “They played some big schools, and I knew they were going to be a tough matchup.”

Aurora Christian 67, Newark 38: At Aurora, Cory Windle led Aurora Christian with 14 points and Wes Wolfe had 12 for the Eagles, who outscored Newark, 17-4, in the second quarter.


Batavia 73, Elgin 25: At Batavia, the post duo of Erin Bayram and Hannah Frazier combined for 35 points as Batavia (10-4, 3-1 UEC River) rolled.

Wheaton Warrenville South 62, St. Charles North 40: At St. Charles, North got 18 points from Nicole Davidson but the North Stars (4-9) had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Burlington Central 52, Richmond-Burton 30: At Burlington, freshman Samantha Pryor scored 17 points and Camille Dela Cruz and Kathleen Ratzek each canned a trio of 3-pointers for Central (11-2).


St. Charles East 3,330, St. Charles North 3,019: At Bowling Green Lanes in West Chicago, East’s Dom Strauss had a monster day, rolling a 299 in Game 1 en route to a 783 series. Alex Garza (684 series), Brad Basic (661 series) and Nick Binetti (619 series) all had big days for East.

North was paced by a 715 series from Bryan Veustat, who closed with a 268.


St. Charles North 2,815, Streamwood 2,097: At St. Charles Bowl, Ashley Montgomery bowled a 621 series and Katie Gustafson added a 577 for the North Stars.

St. Charles East 2,707, Elgin 1,914: At Bowling Green Lanes in West Chicago, East’s Angela Solis capped her 647 series with a 278 in Game 3. Vicki Banas (209) and Laura Crocker (202) both surpassed 200 in Game 1.

LaSalle-Peru 2,908, Kaneland 2,620: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Christie Crews led Kaneland with a 508 series.


St. Charles East wins triangular: St. Charles East’s 145 points were 50 better than runners-up Huntley in a triangular that also included Glenbard West. East’s TJ Bindseil won the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.61) and the 100 breaststroke (1:06.75).

• Anthony Zilis contributed to this report.

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