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Keshawn Williams returns in NIU loss: Daily Chronicle sports roundup for Tuesday, December 5

Indian Creek, Hinckley-Big Rock win boys basketball matchups

Men’s basketball

Indiana State 90, Northern Illinois 67: At DeKalb, the Sycamores shot 54.3% from the floor in the second half, spoiling the return of Keshawn Williams.

It was the second straight loss for the Huskies (5-3).

“Northwestern up one (at halftime), here down one (at halftime), and get our doors blown off in the second half,” NIU coach Rashon Burno said. “We must figure out what we are doing to make the corrections. I thought we did enough in the first half to have the lead, we took some ill-advised shots, quick shots, one or two turnovers, but we didn’t defend in the second half. If you look at the numbers, it is really egregious in regard to how easy (Indiana State) was able to get shots.”

Williams has missed almost year with a knee injury. He played 14 minutes off the bench, scoring six points. David Coit led the Huskies with 13, Xavier Amos added 12 and Yanic Konan Niederhauser had 10 against the Sycamores (8-1).

Boys basketball

Indian Creek 57, IMSA 51: Jeffrey Probst scored 24 points and the Timberwolves picked up a Little Ten Conference win.

Logan Schrader had 17 and Everett Willis had 12 for Indian Creek.

Hinckley-Big Rock 59, LaMoille 38: Martin Ledbetter had 20 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocks and the Royals won in Little Ten Conference action.

Tyler Smith scored 14 points and had six assists.

Girls basketball

Rockford Lutheran 67, Genoa-Kingston 26: At Genoa, Ally Poegel scored 11 but the Cogs fell in Big Northern Conference play.

Lizzy Davis posted six and Sydney Hansen added four.

Boys bowling

Kaneland 3,144, Sycamore 3,129: At Sycamore, Nick Bingley bowled a 648 series to lead the Knights to a Mardi Gras Lanes victory.

Nick Casey bowled a 592 series with games of 171, 194 and 227.

Boys swimming

DeKalb-Sycamore 105, Metea Valley 58: At Metea, the co-op team placed first in seven events and won their season opener.

Kevin Sullivan took first in the 200 IM (2:08.90) the 100 Back (57.84), Max Palacios finished first in the 200 Free (1:56.78) the 100 Fly (56.20), Calvin VanderSchee took first in 50 Free (23.86), Matteo Graham won the 500 Free (5:18.68) and Justin Wu won the 100 Breast (1:11.27).

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