DeKALB – The Kaneland girls bowling team defeated Lisle, 2,604-2,425, on Wednesday on its senior night at Mardi Gras Lanes.
Ellissa Eckert rolled the Knights’ top game (178) and series (509). Morgan Wojciechowski’s 444 series was next.
“It was nice to win with so many parents and family members and friends there. Lisle has been a longtime rivalry for us that probably goes back 25 years or more, and we were glad that they were able to get here in spite of the weather,” Kaneland coach Jim McKnight said. “We didn’t put together a lot of great scores, but it was enough to win.”
The match marked the Knights’ final tune-up before Saturday’s Schaumburg Sectional at Poplar Creek Bowl in Hoffman Estates. McKnight said the team will be without standout junior Christie Crews, who will be taking her ACT.
“That’s going to be a real loss for us, so it’s going to make things a little more interesting,” McKnight said, “but it’s going to be a tough sectional anyway.”
Geneva, St. Charles East and St. Charles North also are part of the Schaumburg Sectional.
Batavia 71, Larkin 43: At Elgin, Batavia romped to improve to 16-9 (7-4 Upstate Eight Conference River Division). Hannah Frazier tallied 17 points to pace nine Bulldogs in the scoring column. Batavia, which usually carries just eight players, promoted three sophomores for the game.
Liza Fruendt (16 points) and Miranda Grizaffi (12) also were in double figures.
Burlington Central 40, Streamwood 37: At Streamwood, Central erased an 11-point halftime deficit to defeat the UEC River co-leaders in nonconference play.
Camille Dela Cruz provided the final margin for the Rockets (21-4) by swishing two free throws with six seconds remaining.
“She ran the show in the second half,” BC coach Mark Smith said. “Had a bunch of steals and played great defense.”
Aurora Christian 39, Immaculate Conception 34: At Elmhurst, Aurora Christian vaulted into a four-way tie for the Suburban Christian Gold lead by limiting the hosts to 12 points after intermission.
The Eagles (16-8, 6-3 SCC Gold) switched to a man-to-man defense at halftime.
“Really no great magic,” ACS coach Jerry Tokars said. “Just solid basketball.”
Alyssa Andersen paced the Eagles with 19 points, while Natasha Brown grabbed 12 rebounds.