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Prairie Ridge holds off CL Central in Class 3A regional opener: Northwest Herald sports roundup for Monday


Prairie Ridge 60, Crystal Lake Central 59: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves (6-21) built a big early lead and held off the surging Tigers (6-26) in their play-in game for the Class 3A Cary-Grove Regional on Monday at Prairie Ridge.

The No. 8-seeded Wolves were led by Angel Rodriguez with 19 points and John Fuery with 16 and three 3-pointers. Eli Loeding added 10.

Prairie Ridge had an 18-point lead in the first half and led 42-32 at halftime. But the Tigers battled back and held Prairie Ridge to 18 second-half points.

Central’s Jake Terlecki scored 26 points, and his 3 at the buzzer was just a bit long. Gavin Fujino added 16 for Central.

Prairie Ridge takes on No. 1 Crystal Lake South at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal.

Belvidere 75, Harvard 51: At Belvidere, the No. 8 Bucs defeated the No. 9 Hornets (2-26) in their play-in game. Belvidere moves on to meet No. 1 Belvidere North at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal.

Ryan Bennett hit four 3s and scored 16 to lead the Hornets. Julian Acosta had three 3s and 13 points, DeAndre Keller added 10 points, and Adam Cooke scored nine.

Dundee-Crown 50, Elgin 39: At the Class 4A Dundee-Crown Regional in Carpentersville, Kali Freeman tossed in 20 points to lead the No. 14 Chargers (14-16) past the No. 17 Maroons in their play-in game.

Freeman was 4 for 4 on free throws and hit two 3s. D-C meets top-seeded Barrington at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal.

Richmond-Burton 82, Stillman Valley 30: At Richmond, Luke Robinson scored 30 points as the No. 5 Rockets (17-12) rolled past the No. 12 Cardinals in their play-in game for the Class 2A Winnebago Regional.

Deegan Cooley added 11 points, Gavin Radmer scored 10, and Maddox Meyer hit three 3s for nine points.

R-B faces No. 2 Rockford Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal.

Marian Central 66, Cristo Rey St. Martin 35: At Woodstock, Christian Bentancur scored 25 points to lead the No. 9 Hurricanes (9-23) past the No. 10 Knights in their play-in game in the Class 2A Genoa-Kingston Regional.

Bentancur grabbed 13 rebounds and had six blocked shots. The Hurricanes face top-seeded Byron at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal. The Tigers are No. 7 in The Associated Press Class 2A poll.

Genoa-Kingston 62, Marengo 42: At the Class 2A G-K Regional, Derek Bibbings scored 13 to lead the No. 11 Indians (8-23) in their play-in loss to the No. 7 Cogs.

G-K advances to face No. 4 Johnsburg in Wednesday’s 7:30 p.m. semifinal.

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