High school sports roundup for Monday, March 8

Elana Wells leads Burlington Central girls past McHenry, into FVC tourney semifinals

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Elana Wells had 12 points, four rebounds and five steals, leading top-seeded Burlington Central to a 42-24 win on its home court over No. 8 McHenry in the Fox Valley Conference Girls Basketball Tournament on Monday.

Becca Carani added eight points, and Taylor Charles had five points, five rebounds and six blocks for BC (11-2), which hosts No. 5 Prairie Ridge in the tournament semifinals at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Dundee-Crown 37, Cary-Grove 28: At Cary, the sixth-seeded Chargers knocked off the No. 3 seed in the FVC Tournament.

D-C (5-5) advances to the semifinals and will play No. 2 Huntley at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Cary-Grove (6-3) will play No. 10 Hampshire at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Carmel 68, Richmond-Burton 38: At Richmond, Rachel Baker scored 15 points, including three 3-pointers, for the Rockets in their nonconference loss.

Hannah Schleibinger added eight points for R-B (3-10).


St. Viator 62, Marian Central 55: At Arlington Heights, the Hurricanes rallied from 18 points down in the first half of the East Suburban Catholic Conference game but saw their comeback fall short.

The visitors got within 59-54 late in the fourth. Marian Central (2-11, 0-7) was led by Jake Giangreco with 19 points, Christian Bentancur with 15 and Cameron Faile with nine.


Woodstock 2,254, St. Edward 1,621: At Kingston Lanes, Woodstock celebrated its seniors by notching the co-op team’s 12th win in 13 dual meets.

Woodstock was led by Woodstock North senior Ceri Deacon, who rolled a meet-high 222 in Game 2 and meet-high 534 series. Woodstock North sophomore Norah Mungle shot a consistent three-game set, totaling a 468 series. Woodstock North seniors Alli Fansler (451), Gosia Mucha (430) and Hannah Fink and sophomore Mika Abeyta also contributed to the win.


Woodstock 1,923, St. Edward 1,898: At Kingston Lanes, the dual meet was modified to a 4-on-4 as Woodstock was shorthanded.

Woodstock junior Jacob Piquette led the way for the hosts. He tied Woodstock North sophomore Tyler Fink with a meet-high game of 239, with Piquette also tallying the meet-high series of 633. Fink totaled a 550 series for his three-game set. Woodstock junior Seth Rowe and Woodstock sophomore Brayden Brown combined for the final 740 pins.


Jacobs 98, Woodstock 92: At Woodstock, Jacobs’ D-300 co-op prevailed as Pavlo Komarov won the 50-yard freestyle (23.58 seconds) and 100 free (53.63) and also swam on the winning 200 medley relay (1:52.18). Josh Brezenski (500 free, 5:40.66) and Evan Phan (100 backstroke, 1:06.28) also won races for D-300.

Woodstock was led by Gunner Dunnett and Quinton Cynor, each of whom won two individual events and swam on the winning 200 and 400 free relays. Dunnett touched first in the 200 free (1:58.21) and 100 breaststroke (1:06.55), while Cynor took the 200 individual medley (1:50.54) and 100 butterfly (49.80).

Huntley 126, McHenry 44: At McHenry, Michael Boelens (50 free, 23.57; 100 free, 50.69) and Kacper Cebula (100 backstroke, 56.23; 500 free, 5:18.03) each won a pair of individual events and swam on the victorious 200 medley relay to lead the Red Raiders.

Huntley also received first-place swims from Luke Hackemack in the 200 free (2:02.44), Beck Rocks in the 200 IM (2:11.61) and Dominic Siwiec in the 100 butterfly (57.54). Luke Vandy swam on all three winning relays, and Max Deutschie contributed on the 200 medley and 200 free relays.

McHenry’s Christopher Petty touched first in the 100 breaststroke (1:11.59).