High school sports roundup for Tuesday, March 9

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Jennifer Heinberg contributed a game-high 21 points Tuesday night as the Marengo girls basketball team clinched its third straight Kishwaukee River Conference championship with a 50-26 victory over Woodstock North in Marengo.

Heinberg drained three 3-pointers during the win, and Alexis Kunde sank four on her way to 14 points. Lilly Johnson added 12 points for the Indians (9-1, 9-0).

Madison Czischki provided the Thunder (7-2, 7-2) with eight points.

Woodstock 41, Harvard 29: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks (3-9, 2-7) picked up their second KRC win of the season behind 13 points Jania Lejman and 11 points from Celia Tafoya. Lejman and Tafoya each hit three 3-pointers.

Emma Ackland scored 20 points for Harvard (0-10, 0-9).

Johnsburg 54, Richmond-Burton 45: At Johnsburg, junior Macy Madsen poured in a career-high 29 points for the Skyhawks in the KRC victory over the Rockets. Madsen made 11 field goals, including four 3s, and had 20 points by halftime.

Molly Wetzel scored 11 points, and Payton Toussaint tossed in nine points on three 3s for Johnsburg (7-4, 6-3). Rachel Baker knocked down five 3s and had a team-high 17 points for R-B (3-11, 3-6).


Jacobs 50, Prairie Ridge 46: At Algonquin, fourth-seeded Jacobs defeated fifth-seeded Prairie Ridge in a Fox Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal.

The win lifts the Golden Eagles into a semifinal matchup against top-seeded Burlington Central on Thursday.

Huntley 50, Crystal Lake South 24: At Huntley, the third-seeded Red Raiders advanced to Thursday’s FVC Tournament semifinals to face Cary-Grove.

Daniel Cruz led the charge with 14 points in the win, while Aiden Wieczorek added 10 and the Raiders improved to 9-3 overall.

Burlington Central 56, Crystal Lake Central 31: At Burlington, the top-seeded Rockets knocked off the Tigers thanks to a strong defensive effort that held CLC to only 31 points.

Nick Carpenter led Burlington Central with 16 points in the victory and Zac Schmidt added 15.

Loyola 42, Marian Central 35: At McHenry, Marian Central dropped its season-ender in a low-scoring affair with Loyola.

Luke Giangrego scored 10 points and Christian Bentancur added eight. The Hurricanes ended the season at 2-13 overall.

Harvard 48, Woodstock 43 (OT): At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks pushed it into overtime, but were unable to secure the bounce-back win after trailing, 24-11, at halftime.

Lee Garza was crucial for Harvard in putting the Streaks away. He scored five of the Hornets’ nine points in overtime and finished with a team-high of 12 points in the win, while Trey Amaya and Myles Brinks added 11 each.

Jake Murray was the only member of the Streaks to reach double digits, scoring 10 points in the loss.

Richmond-Burton 55, Johnsburg 53: At Richmond, TJ Turner led the Rockets with 21 points, as they took down the visiting Skyhawks.

Nick Legnaioli had 12 points and Blake Volkmar added 10 in the win.

Josh Notriano led Johnsburg with 18 points and Ian Boal scored 11.


Grant 2,535, Johnsburg 2,135: At Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg, Morgan Klos led the Skyhawks during a loss to Grant with a 454 series, including a high game of 185. Jade Schwichow bowled a 408 series, and Emma Rung had a 376 series.


Huntley 2,785, McHenry 2,633: At Bowl-Hi in Huntley, the Red Raiders won their FVC title against the Warriors.

Huntley’s Nicholas Zummo bowled games of 225, 254 and 224 for a 703 series. Jerik Alcasid rolled a 671 series with games of 216, 226 and 229. Logan Krebs had a 544 series.

McHenry’s Myles Glab had the high game with a 277 and finished with a 673 series. Justin Karcz added a 561 series, and Carl Matters had a 509.