Stories about high school boys basketball
The Dixon boys basketball team used a third-quarter surge to post a 60-56 win over Genoa-Kingston in a Big Northern Conference road game Friday night, while the Sterling boys saw a halftime lead disappear in a 74-63 loss to United Township in East Moline.
Lyons boys basketball won a close one at York, Glenbard West beats Scales Mound and Downers Grove North and Hinsdale Central both earned conference wins in Friday's roundup.
Braylen Meredith scored a game-high 20 points, and Wheaton Warrenville South bounced back from its first conference loss to beat Wheaton North 50-33.
The North Stars broke through at one of the most opportune times, snapping a 10-game conference losing streak with a hard-fought, 69-62 win over crosstown rival St. Charles East (11-15, 5-6) Friday night.
The Rockford Lutheran Crusaders hit five 3-pointers and built a 16-point lead in the first quarter Friday night, and after running the fast break repeatedly for the next three quarters, they cruised to a 91-67 Big Northern Conference win over the Rock Falls Rockets at Tabor Gym.
Serena used a late second-quarter run in defeating Hinckley-Big Rock 54-46 in the 104th annual Little Ten Conference Boys Basketball Tournament championship game on Friday night.
Brady Kunka poured in a team-high 20 points and added 13 rebounds as the Redwings survived some shaky stretches and defeated Marian Catholic 57-49 in an East Suburban Catholic Conference matchup on Friday night in Chicago Heights.
Senior Christian Rosario, who drew the start with classmates Brady Byers and Karter Patterson, said it was definitely a Senior Night to remember for the Princeton boys basketball team in a win over Mendota on Friday.
Krew Bond's clutch fourth quarter helped Marquette clip Putnam County on Friday.
Mekhi Lowery had game-highs of 15 points and 11 rebounds and led an Oswego East defense that stifled Yorkville over the final three quarters, and the Wolves shook off a slow start to beat the Foxes 59-48 for their 30th consecutive win in the Southwest Prairie Conference.
Christian Benning poured in a career-high 40 points as Streator scored a senior night win over Manteno at Pops Dale Gymnasium, 60-52.
Crystal Lake South's Cooper LePage scored a career-high 31 points as the Gators defeated Huntley 61-52 in their Fox Valley Conference game on Friday.
Defending state champion Johnsburg sits atop the Small Division after turning in a score of 94.0 points on Friday in the preliminary round of the IHSA Competitive Cheerleading State Finals. Plus more results in boys and girls basketball.
In a game full of runs, Newman put together more than Hall to come away with a 53-41 victory in a Three Rivers Conference East Division game Friday in Spring Valley.
Ambrose, the Batavia senior forward, scored 17 points to power Batavia and avenge first loss to Geneva back on Dec. 16.