Led by junior Lani Breedlove, who was fourth individually, the Oswego girls bowling team took third at the IHSA state tournament on Saturday at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
Oswego, which was fifth after Friday’s first round at state, had a total pinfall of 11,321, behind only state champion Lockport’s 11,743 and runner-up Harlem’s 11,536. It is Oswego’s best finish at state since winning the 1998 state championship.
Breedlove, topping 200 in five of six games at state with a high of 257, finished with a six-game total of 2,570 for fourth place. Vandalia’s Madison Ferguson was state champion with a 2,842, followed by Hailey Bozych of Plainfield East (2,627) and Katharine Svehla of York (2,5870 as the only bowlers ahead of Breedlove.
Oswego teammate Hailey Jourdan was 27th with a six-game total of 2,368 and high game of 247 Saturday, Katelyn Watson was 49th with a 2,241 and Evelyn James had a 2,025.
Yorkville Christian 108, Morgan Park Academy 46
Elijah Fisher scored 17 points, Josiah Mayes 15, Tyler Burrows and David Douglas Jr. 11 and Jaden 10 as all 15 Yorkville Christian players scored in winning its regional quarterfinal.
Plano 59, IMSA 53
Josh Padilla scored 17 points and Carion Hale 16, as the Reapers rallied from a nine-point deficit after the first quarter to win its regional quarterfinal in Plano. Mason Accidentale added eight points for Plano (17-14), which advances to play St. Francis on Wednesday at Marmion.
Padilla scored 12 points in Plano’s 47-43 win over Sycamore on Friday.
Newark 79, Illinois Lutheran 30