HINCKLEY – Moose heart’s participation in this week’s IHSA Class 1A Hinckley-Big Rock Girls Basketball Regional showed how far the Ramblers have progressed – and how far the program has to go.
One night after Moose heart gained its first postseason victory since 2008, top-seeded host Hinckley-Big Rock scored the first 12 points, was never seriously troubled, and emerged Tuesday with a 52-13 victory. The defeat ended a season in which Mooseheart finished 3-18, three more victories than the team managed a year ago.
By the end of the first quarter, Hinckley-Big Rock led, 19-5, and already had enough points to win the game. Kammie Kolb hit the Ramblers’ basket in the first quarter while Hannah Tucker hit two free throws and Aishah Adebayo added a free throw of her own.
St. Francis 74, IC Catholic Prep 67 (OT): At Elmhurst, St. Francis forward Kilian Brown scored 20 points and had 15 rebounds while Zach Prociuk added 17 points in an overtime, Suburban Christian Conference crossover win for the Spartans (10-8).
Adam Hart added 13 rebounds and Mike Shaw had 10 points for the Spartans, who led at halftime, 37-28. The game was tied 62-all going into OT.
Marmion 69, Walther Christian 47: At Aurora, Jake Esp and Michael Sheehan scored 16 points each as Marmion (13-11) won the SCC crossover. The Cadets were outscored, 11-2, in the first quarter of the makeup game but still led at halftime, 26-21.
Burlington Central 69, Harvard 37: At Burlington, Central rolled in the Big Northern East matchup.
• Darryl Mellema contributed to this report.