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Basketball

Prep roundup: Geneva gymnastics’ Puff qualifies for finals in floor exercise

Geneva’s Dominique Brognia performs the floor exercise Friday at the IHSA state gymnastics preliminaries at Palatine High School. Geneva is in fifth place with 145.225 points.
Geneva’s Dominique Brognia performs the floor exercise Friday at the IHSA state gymnastics preliminaries at Palatine High School. Geneva is in fifth place with 145.225 points.

PALATINE – Geneva senior Ashley Puff was not quite at full strength, but she was good enough.

Puff, who had battled strep throat this week, qualified for the finals in floor exercise at the IHSA girls gymnastics state meet Friday at Palatine High School. Puff scored 9.375 in floor to make the 10-competitor individual finals, which start at 5:45 p.m. today.

“Practices were tough because I didn’t have the usual endurance,” Puff said. “Each day I got a little stronger. I’m still not as well as normal, but I went out and did my best.”

Puff enjoyed competing one last time with her teammates on the state’s biggest stage.

“I’m really happy I could finish off my last season in a great way,” Puff said. “It’s a great way to end the season with my team.”

Puff was in 20th place in the all-around while teammate Dominique Brognia was in 15th.

Geneva was the seventh of eight teams to qualify for state, but is in fifth place with 145.225 points.

“I’m very excited and proud for the girls,” Vikings coach Kim Hostman said. “They worked very hard for this. Our goal was to get to 145 and we’re right there. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

The St. Charles co-op is in eighth place with a score of 141.675.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Aurora Christian 50, Walther Lutheran 45: At Melrose Park, Aurora Christian senior Cory Windle scored 21 points to lead the Eagles (16-11, 3-7 Suburban Christian Conference Blue) to the win.

• Shaw Media’s Joe Stevenson contributed to this report.

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