Fieldcrest, Earlville advance to regional final: NewsTribune roundup for Wednesday

Mendota’s season ends with loss to Seneca

Connor Reichman


Fieldcrest 59, Herscher 41: Connor Reichman scored a game-high 18 points Wednesday to lead the No. 1-seeded Knights to a win over the No. 10 Tigers in a Class 2A Bishop McNamara Regional semifinal in Kankakee.

Jozia Johnson scored 15 points for Fieldcrest (31-1), which advances to play No. 4 Bishop McNamara in the title game at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Fightin’ Irish advanced with a 64-49 win over No. 6 Clifton Central in Wednesday’s second semifinal.

Earlville 93, Yorkville Christian 73: Griffin Cook scored 29 points and dished out 10 assists to lead the No. 3-seeded Red Raiders to a win over the No. 5 Mustangs in a Class 1A Aurora Christian Regional semifinal in Aurora.

Ryan Browder had 25 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists; Adam Waite contributed 19 points and 15 rebounds; and Trenton Fruit finished with 15 points.

Earlville (28-4) advances to play No. 2 Aurora Christian in the title game at 7 p.m. Friday. The Eagles advanced with a 73-39 win over Hinckley-Big Rock in Wednesday’s first semifinal.

Seneca 67, Mendota 42: The No. 9-seeded Trojans lost to the No. 2 Fighting Irish in a Class 2A Hall Regional semifinal in Spring Valley.

The Trojans finish 14-19.