Marquette boys top Newark in regular-season hoops finale :The Times Area Roundup for Saturday

Boys basketball

Marquette Academy 58, Newark 51: At Newark, the Crusaders led 31-20 at halftime in the win over the Norsemen to finish up the regular season on Saturday.

Marquette (22-8) was led by 17 points apiece from Alec Novotney and Carson Zellers, while Denver Trainor added 14.

Newark (12-18) was paced by 13 points from Dylan Long, 12 from Coby Kulbartz and eight from Blake Wallin.

Seneca 68, Serena 59: At Seneca on Friday, the Fighting Irish (22-9) used a 16-9 second quarter advantage in the win over the Huskers (28-3).

Paxton Giertz led Seneca with 20 points, while Kysen Klinker and Lane Provance each popped in 15 points.

“It was great to win the final game in our gym as we transition to the new facility next year, especially against a quality team like Serena that beat us earlier in the season,” Seneca coach Russ Witte said. “Our BIGS were outstanding tonight, Lane and Kysen dominated the game on both ends of the floor and on the boards tonight. We need to clean the turnovers up, but a great win heading into postseason.”

Boys swimming

L-P Co-Op 4th at sectional: At the Peoria Richwoods Sectional, the La Salle-Peru co-op placed fourth at tSaturday but did not have any swimmers advance to the state meet.

Galesburg won the sectional title with 331 points, followed by Dunlap (201.5), Sterling (161) and the Cavaliers (142).

L-P’s Brian Lowery placed third in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:09.65 and finished fourth in the 100 butterfly in 57.19 seconds, while Chris Lowery took third in the 100 breaststroke in 1:03.16.