The Streator Bulldogs managed to stay within striking distance of the visiting DeKalb Barbs on Saturday through both a fast-paced, high-scoring opening quarter and a slug-it-out, low-scoring second period. The third one, though, proved to be the quarter that broke the backs of the Bulldogs’ upset hopes.
Lane McVicar hit an early 3-pointer in the third quarter and later gave the Barbs the lead for good at the foul line in a 71-59 win over the Mustangs on Friday, in a game DeKalb trailed by 13 in the first half.
DeKalb basketball player Kailey Porter was voted as our athlete of the week. See what she said about the Barbs picking up a pair of wins Saturday, her three 20-point performances, and what the team can do in the back half of the season.
It was unanimous among the two competing coaches. Transition offense was the deciding factor in the Hinckley-Big Rock Royals 66-34 victory in boys’ basketball over the Indian Creek Timberwolves Tuesday.