AURORA – The Aurora Christian boys basketball team moved to 2-0 at its home Burney Wilkie Classic, defeating Joliet Catholic on Wednesday, 77-65.
Wes Wolfe (18 points), Steve Buhrt (17) and Johnathan Harrell (14) led a balanced offensive effort for the Eagles.
The 18 points were a career high for Wolfe, a 6-foot-3 junior.
“I think Wes worked really hard in the offseason,” Aurora Christian coach Pat McNamara said. “He’s taking the ball to the basket with a lot more authority. He’s gotten a lot stronger, and it showed in his game. I think he’s gotten to the free-throw line in these two games probably more than he did in all the games last year combined.”
The Eagles used free throws to pull away late from what had been a single-digit margin for most of the night.
Wheaton Academy 76, Carver 37: At West Chicago, Josh Ruggles scored 17 points, Gordon Behr had 16 and Chandler Fuzak added 10 to lead the Warriors (4-1) to the nonconference win.
Ruggles made a trio of 3-pointers and went 8 for 8 from the foul line.
Geneva 137.35, U-46 co-op 127.65: At Geneva, Dominique Brognia was first in all-around (35.45) with strong showings in the beam (9.3) and floor exercise (9.1), while Megan Beitzel was first in the vault (8.9) for the Vikings.
Lisle 2,274, Kaneland 2,161: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Christie Crews rolled a 427 series and Dominique Lee added a 393 to pace the Knights.