Ottawa graduate Dakota Deverteuil scored a game-high 26 points Tuesday to lead the IVCC men’s basketball team to an 85-82 victory over Kankakee in Oglesby.
Braden Edington had 17 points, Jalen Brown contributed 11 points and Reggie Loury added 10 points for the Eagles (3-5).
St. Bede opened the season with a pair of victories Tuesday.
The Bruins defeated Amboy, 54-21, and topped Mendota, 66-12.
Henry Orteza won by fall in both of his matches at 132 pounds for St. Bede. Gavin Hahn (220) and Matthew Pozzi (285) both had pins against Amboy, while Logan Pineda (138), Grady Gillan (160), Ben Koyak (170) and Ryan Migliorini (195) each won by fall against Mendota.
The Trojans also lost, 27-24, to the Clippers.
Ethan Hanaman recorded a pair of pins at 152 pounds for MHS.
Princeton opened the season by splitting a nonconference triangular Tuesday, beating Seneca, 46-30, and losing to Tremont, 54-22.
Matthew Harris (132 pounds), Augie Christiansen (145) and Carson Etheridge (160) all recorded a pair of pins.
Bureau Valley 52, Elmwood 50
Carter Salisbury scored a game-high 26 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, to help Bureau Valley to a 52-50 victory over Elmwood on the second night of the Wally Keller Classic on Tuesday.
Adam Johnson added nine points for Bureau Valley (2-0).
Elmwood’s Andrew Marcinic, who made five 3-pointers and scored 22 points, missed a potential game-winning 3 at the buzzer.
“We knew tonight was going to be a good game,” Salisbury said. “We watched them last night. They were good. We noticed that. We took notes on it and came in knowing this was a big game if we wanted to win this thing.”
Putnam County earned its first win of the season, beating Wethersfield 60-23.
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Marquette 62, DePue 34
Andres Moreno, playing only his second game in two seasons and his first after being seriously injured in a car crash last winter, scored a game-high 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the Little Giants suffered a season-opening Tri-County Conference loss Tuesday in Ottawa.
“We are really happy to have Andres back, and I think he’ll just build on this game,” DePue coach Charlie Klinefelter said. “He was off on a couple shots he usually makes, but hopefully he’ll find that shooting stroke soon. We just have to get some of the other guys going, too.
“This was the kids’ first game, and they have to be reminded of the fundamental stuff like boxing out, not letting bigger guys manhandle you inside, but I loved the energy we had. They’re learning, and in the second half it showed. We scored a lot more in the latter half, but we have to get away from just exchanging baskets with the other team.”
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Flanagan-Cornell 51, St. Bede 37
Paul Hart scored 16 points Tuesday as the Bruins (1-1) lost in the Route 17 Classic in Streator.
Momence 56, Earlville 38
Bryar Keller scored 15 points Tuesday as the Red Raiders dropped a game in the Route 17 Classic in Dwight.
Ryan Browder added 14 points for Earlville (0-2).
Monmouth United 63, Henry-Senachwine 48
Holdyn Carr scored nine points Tuesday as the Mallards fell in the Williamsfield Thanksgiving Tournament.
Amboy 51, LaMoille 23
Austin Fischer scored 11 points Tuesday as the Lions lost at the Ashton-Franklin Center Thanksgiving Tournament.
St. Bede 46, Flanagan-Cornell 27
Leah Smudzinski scored 17 points Tuesday to lead the Bruins to their first victory of the season in a nonconference game in Peru.
Lia Bosnich added 10 points for St. Bede, which led 28-15 at halftime.
Putnam County 35, Somonauk 29
Ava Hatton scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds Tuesday to lead the Panthers to a nonconference victory in Granville.
Erin Brooker added seven points for Putnam County.
Fieldcrest 57, Roanoke-Benson 35
The Knights trailed by a point at halftime but outscored the Rockets 23-4 in third quarter en route to a nonconference victory Tuesday in Minonk.
Ashlyn Mat scored 17 points and dished out eight assists for Fieldcrest (6-0), while Haley Carver scored 13 points and Ella Goodrich contributed 11 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.
Marquette 53, Mendota 11
The Trojans scored four points or less in every quarter in a nonconference loss Tuesday in Mendota.
La Salle-Peru 3,042, Dixon 2,864
Chance Hank rolled a 614 series Tuesday to help the Cavaliers to a nonconference victory at Plum Hollow Lanes in Dixon.
Brent Wicinski bowled a 587 for L-P, while Ethan Picco added a 577 series.