AURORA – The Aurora Christian girls basketball team avenged an early-season loss to Rosary on Tuesday, topping the visiting Royals, 56-42, in a Suburban Christian Conference crossover.
“We played them early in the year, and they pressed us and played man-to-man against us when we played them earlier, and we smoked them,” Rosary coach Jessie Wilcox said. “ … I give the Aurora Christian coach and their girls a lot of credit. They made a lot of adjustments. Instead of pressing, they dropped back into a zone and made us shoot from the outside, and we struggled.”
Alyssa Andersen scored 19 points and had six steals for Aurora Christian (12-9) while teammate Natasha Brown was credited with 16 rebounds to go with nine points.
Rosary (9-10) fell behind early and couldn’t sustain the needed energy to make a comeback, Wilcox said. Rachel Choice had 14 points and Quincy Kellett added 12 for the Royals.
Wheaton Academy 46, Guerin 32: At West Chicago, Alexandria Johnston scored eight points to lead the balanced Warriors to a home, Suburban Christian Conference win.
IC Catholic Prep 59, Aurora Central Catholic 43: At Elmhurst, Aurora Central Catholic (9-9) dropped the rescheduled SCC crossover game, which was scheduled for Jan. 14 but moved to Monday.
Maggie O’Brien scored nine points for the Chargers (9-9).
Sycamore 64, Burlington Central 49: At Burlington, Central dropped the nonconference matchup against Sycamore.
Geneva 144.1, Neuqua Valley 130: At Naperville, Dominique Brognia (37.45) and Claire Scatterday (34.55) went 1-2 in the all-around to propel Geneva (11-1, 5-0 Upstate Eight Conference) to the win.
Rochelle 2,666, Kaneland 2,296: At Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb, Dominique Lee (421 series) and Rena Wojciechowski (400) had the top series for Kaneland in the Northern Illinois Big 12 loss.
East tops North: At St. Charles Bowl, St. Charles East won four of a possible five team points over St. Charles North.