Mendota junior Landon Bauer placed 50th at the IHSA state bowling tournament at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon.
Bauer rolled a 1,226 six-game series on Saturday, including a 681 in the opening three games, to finish with a two-day total of 2,430.
Salem senior Charlie Hunter won the individual state title with a 2,763, leading the Wildcats to the team crown with 12,706 pins.
DePue 61, LaMoille 48: After losing to the Lions twice earlier in the season, the Little Giants turned the tables in the first round of the Little Ten Conference Tournament in Somonauk.
No. 9-seeded DePue advances to play No. 1 Serena in a quarterfinal at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
Logan Dober scored 18 points for No. 8 LaMoille, while Josh Martin added 15 points.
At Sterling: La Salle-Peru/Ottawa placed fourth among five teams at the Sterling Invitational on Saturday.
The Cavaliers’ 200-yard freestyle relay of Chris Lowery, Jonathon Neu, Brian Lowery and Owen Phillips placed second in 1:37.02.
Chris Lowery also won the 100 breaststroke in 1:06.77 and was third in the 100 freestyle in 55.86.
Turning in runner-up finishes for the Cavaliers were Phillips in the 50 free (23.29), Brian Lowery in the 200 IM (2:16.48) and Bo Weitl in the 100 backstroke (1:02.21).
Hall 32, Marquette 29: McKenna Christiansen hit a trio of 3-pointers in the second half and finished with a game-high 14 points to go along with eight rebounds as the Red Devils held on for a nonconference victory in Spring Valley.
Toni Newton added 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for Hall (14-11).
“We talked at halftime about how the shots would start falling, for both teams, and that we had to stay positive despite the rough first half,” Hall coach T.J. Orlandi said. “[Christiansen] came out and was finally able to get a 3 to fall there in the middle of the third [quarter], and I think that kind of helped everyone relax and just play basketball.”
Sherrard 54, Princeton 45: Miyah Fox and Olivia Gartin scored 12 points each as the Tigresses dropped a Three Rivers Conference crossover in Princeton.
Camryn Driscoll added nine points for Princeton (22-3), which trailed 24-11 at halftime and 42-28 after three quarters.
“That’s what we wanted at this point of the season. I think you win a bunch, you get kind of complacent at practice and games and think you’re better than you are at this point of the season,” Princeton coach Darcy Kepner said. “So it’s a good test to have. They’re going to be the No. 1 seed in the sub-sectional and now we know what we’re going to be up against and get better from that.”
Amboy 47, Mendota 21: Reanna Brant had seven points, seven rebounds and three blocks as the Trojans fell in a nonconference game in Mendota.
Henry-Senachwine/Lowpoint-Washburn 40, Stark County 22: The Mallards picked up a nonconference victory in Henry.
Milwaukee Area Tech 93, IVCC 73: DeAndre Vortes and Tavarius Vinson scored 14 points each as the Eagles lost a nonconference game in Oglesby.
Vijay Wallace added 10 points for IVCC (9-14).
Milwaukee Area Tech 86, IVCC 47: The Eagles lost a nonconference game in Oglesby to fall to 5-17.
At Dixon: Mendota placed 16th and Hall-Putnam County finished 18th in the 20-team Dixon Invitational.