MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland girls basketball team won for the third time in its past four games Thursday, defeating Northern Illinois Big 12 East foe Morris, 57-45.
Kelly Wallner finished with a double-double for Kaneland, contributing 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Knights improved to 9-8 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Teammates Ally Van Bogaert (13 points) and Caroline Heimerdinger (10) joined Wallner in double figures.
Kaneland created havoc on defense by collecting 12 steals, which helped it build a 29-11 lead at halftime.
The Knights attempted 40 free throws in the game, converting 21.
Burlington Central 80, North Boone 27: At Burlington, five Central players scored in double figures in the Big Northern Conference East blowout.
Sam Pryor (12 points) and Shelby Holt (11) led the way, with Kayla Ross, Aly DeTamble and Becca Gerke chipping in 10 apiece.
Central (13-2, 3-0 BNC East) led, 56-13, at halftime and drilled eight 3-pointers in the game.
Kaneland 53, Rochelle 18: At Rochelle, major decisions from Matthew Redman (126 pounds) and Dane Goodenough (138) helped Kaneland to a road victory in the NI Big 12 East.
Geneva 66, Elgin 5: At Geneva, Geneva won comfortably in an Upstate Eight Conference River Division dual behind five falls, including first-period pins from Mitch Bradberry (182 pounds) and Billy Douds (285).
Sycamore 2,917, Kaneland 2,494: At 4 Seasons Bowling Center, Sycamore pulled away in the Northern Illinois Big 12 dual after edging Kaneland, 841-825, in the opening game.
Kaneland’s Dominique Lee (490), Rena Wojciechowski (479) and Christie Crews (476) rolled the Knights’ top series.
North defeats Streamwood: At Streamwood Lanes, North picked up all five possible team points in the dual.
Bobbi Jo Buhlman registered a 564 series for the North Stars, while Brooke Paulsen contributed a 501 in her varsity debut.