Hampshire senior Kelby Bannerman returned to action for the first time Friday night since suffering a high ankle sprain during the Whip-Purs’ second game of the season on Feb. 12 to score 10 points in a 47-26 Fox Valley Conference win over Crystal Lake South in Hampshire.
Bannerman, a Davidson commit, underwent an MRI and was diagnosed with the injury on Feb. 15. At the time, Hampshire coach Eric Samuelson said Bannerman would miss at least two weeks and could miss the remainder of the shortened season as a precautionary measure.
Ashley Herzing also provided the Whips (1-8, 1-7) with 10 points, and Avery Cartee led the team with 12 points.
Jessica Norwood and Hanna Massie topped the Gators (3-5, 3-5) with six points apiece.
Wauconda 53, Prairie Ridge 32: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves (5-5) fell in their nonconference contest against Wauconda. Karsen Karlblom led Prairie Ridge with 11 points, and Kelly Gende chipped in with seven points.
McHenry 61, Jacobs 41: At Algonquin, Ashley Wachter drained six 3-pointers and tied Ana Gerstung for a team-high 18 points during the Warriors’ FVC win.
Alyssa Franklin and Gracie Gasmann added nine and eight points, respectively, for McHenry (3-7, 2-6).
Mackenzie Leahy paced the Golden Eagles (1-7, 1-7) with 14 points, and Haley Schaffer was close behind with 13.
Johnsburg 63, Harvard 19: At Johnsburg, the host Skyhawks (6-4, 5-3) cruised to a Kishwaukee River Conference win behind a balanced scoring attack topped by Payton Toussaint’s 13 points.
Mackenzie McQuiston and Becca Morris scored 10 points apiece, Kaylee Fouke had nine points, and Molly Wetzel scored eight.
The Hornets (0-9, 0-8) received six points from Alexia Reyes.
Woodstock North 47, Woodstock 19: At Woodstock: Lacey Schaffter hit three 3s on her way to a game-high 17 points during a KRC victory for the Thunder (7-1, 7-1).
Trinity Tillman supplied North with 10 points, and Allison Goers scored seven.
Jania Lejman scored 13 points for the Blue Streaks (1-9, 1-7), and Emily Albrecht scored six.
Marengo 52, Richmond-Burton 20: At Marengo, the host Indians won in KRC action, as Jennifer Heinberg scored 15 points.
Lilly Johnson added 10 for Marengo.
Crystal Lake South 47, Hampshire 39: At Crystal Lake, the Gators held Hampshire to four points in the fourth quarter to close out the FVC win after the Whip-Purs had erased a 10-point halftime deficit with a 22-point third quarter.
Arnav Jain led South (4-6, 4-5) with 13 points. Isaiah Kirkeeng added 11 points, Brock Jewson had 10 points, and Cooper LePage scored nine.
Adam Ugochukwu paced Hampshire (0-10, 0-9) with 13 points, and Zach Bailey had 11 points.
Woodstock North 68, Woodstock 40: At North, Cole Brey exploded for 28 points to lead the Thunder (7-1, 7-1) to a KRC win. Christian Soto added 12 points, and Rex White had 10 points.
Jon Mickle led Woodstock (0-10, 0-8) with nine points.
Marengo 57, Richmond-Burton 41: At Richmond-Burton, Matt Volkening scored 19 points, as the Indians remained perfect in Kishwaukee River Conference action.
Josh Bibbings added 13 for Marengo (8-1, 8-0).
Richmond-Burton (9-3, 5-3) received 13 points from Jacob Huber.
Johnsburg 88, Harvard 67: At Harvard, Joe Wolff poured in 24 points, including six of his team’s 18 3-pointers, as the Skyhawks won in KRC action.
Dylan Schmidt added 16 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, for Johnsburg (7-4, 4-4). Ian Boal (four 3s) and Jake Metze (two) had 13 and 10 points, respectively, in the win.
Marengo 2,986, Woodstock 2,314: At Kingston Lanes, the visiting Indians jumped out to a fast start, tallying 1,056 pins in Game 1 en route to capturing the Kishwaukee River Conference championship.
Marengo’s Alex Wigman rolled a 670 series, which included games of 243 and 238. Collin Cassin opened with a 265 game, finishing with a 568 series.
Woodstock junior Jacob Piquette led Woodstock with an opening-game 193 to keep the match within striking distance but the deficit was too much to overcome.
Piquette finished with the team-high series 572 with a team-high 215 in Game 3. Woodstock North sophomore Tyler Fink adjusted after a tough opening game to shoot a 187 and 186 in the closing games on his way to a 513 series. Woodstock junior Seth Rowe, sophomore Brayden Brown and Woodstock North sophomore Zach Cynowa combined to tally the final 1,229 pins.
Woodstock 2,269, Marengo 1,983: At Kingston Lanes, Woodstock avenged its only loss of the season, as Woodstock North senior Ceri Deacon continued her stellar season by rolling a match-high 211 in Game 2 and match-high 562 series.
Woodstock North sophomore Norah Mungle contributed a solid 510 series with all three games falling within eight pins of each other. Woodstock North seniors Hannah Fink and Gosia Much, along with sophomore Mika Abeyta and Woodstock sophomore Sophia Crown, also competed in the varsity match for the hosts.
Marengo was led by Bethany Christiansen’s 469 series (171 high game) and Grace Wzientek’s 462 series (167 high game).
McHenry 3, Carl Sandburg 0: At MCC, Issy Nick (Marian Central) had 10 kills, 12 digs and five aces, as the Scots won 25-18, 25-15, 25-20 to improve to 5-0.
Hannah Baudin (Prairie Ridge) added six kills, 27 assists and five 5 digs, and Kelly Carlson (Crystal Lake South) tallied 16 digs.