ST. CHARLES – Second-year St. Charles East wrestling coach Jason Potter couldn’t quite call Thursday’s dual against Leyden a homecoming, seeing as the Eagles traveled west and Potter is a former Saints standout himself.
Still, the significance of facing the team he coached before returning to his alma mater in 2012 wasn’t lost on Potter, whose club rolled, 56-13.
“The coaching staff, for sure, they’re my buddies that I spent a long time with,” Potter said. “There’s a few kids left on the team [from his tenure]. There’s probably four or five matches that I had to coach against.”
DJ McDermott (120) and Vinnie Mugnolo (195) registered key falls for the Saints.
“We wrestled pretty well,” Potter said. “We had a couple guys wrestle tight tonight and still come through and win matches.”
Mooseheart 62, Westminster Christian 42: At Elgin, Makur Puou had a breakout night with 28 points, 16 rebounds and nine blocked shots for 4-2 Mooseheart.
Mooseheart coach Ron Ahrens said the team dedicated its performance to the father of girls coach Bryan Miller, who passed away Thursday.
“We’re all pretty close in the basketball family here at Mooseheart and we were playing for him,” Ahrens said.
Aurora Central Catholic 65, IMSA 26: At Aurora, junior guard Gabi Alfaro tallied the first 10 points for 5-3 ACC on a night otherwise highlighted by an underclassman.
Freshman Taylor Harazin collected 12 points, seven rebounds and six blocks to lead a Chargers attack in which all 12 players scored.