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ROUNDUP: Morris lets halftime lead slip away

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 10:30 p.m. CST

FAIRBURY — Morris built a 29-15 halftime lead but lost 45-40 to Flanagan-Cornell Thursday at the Prairie Central varsity girls basketball tournament.

"Defensively we really did a heck of a job," Morris coach Luke Windy said of the first half. "I don't know what happened in the second half. All of a sudden, we stopped talking, stopped rebounding and stopped playing team defense. Offensively there pressure really took us out of our rhythm. We took some quick shots when we didn't need to."

Morris (1-2) was led by Katie Friend's 16 points. Julie Jurasits turned in 9 and Ashley Bojovic 8.

Newark 47,

Aurora Central Catholic 28

SOMONAUK — Lauren Tollefson scored 12 points and Melissa Schmidt was right behind with 11 for Newark (3-0) at the Tim Humes Breakout Tournament Wednesday.

Serena 43,

Seneca 28

SOMONAUK — Anna Baker's 6 points were a team high for the Lady Irish (1-3) Thursday at the Tim Humes Breakout tournament.

"The ladies played hard, but we are still looking for someone to put the ball in the hoop," Seneca coach Barb Beck said. "Getting back in the gym will help us work the kinks out."

Seneca 40,

Wheaton Academy 32, OT

SOMONAUK — Chelsie McCormick's 9 points led the way Wednesday for Seneca, which won overtime 10-2 at the Tim Humes Breakout Tournament. Kayla Haines and Courtney Helms had 8 points and Molly Novotney 6.

"It was nice to pick up the first win of the season," Beck said. "We had a balanced scoring night and hit the boards hard."

Lexington 48,

GSW 40

LEXINGTON — Three players in double figures — Lexi Posing with 14 points, Breann Fisher with 12 and Chelsea Schultz with 10 — was not enough for Gardner-South Wilmington Thursday at the Lexington Tournament.

"I felt like overall we played much better tonight than in our previous two games," GSW coach Adam Leigh said. "We took better care of the ball and were more aggressive offensively. Our shooting has still been struggling quite a bit, but hopefully we'll get that turned around quickly."

Villa Grove 41,

Dwight 30

FISHER — Lisa Bruner and Alyson Wiemken scored 8 points each for Dwight (0-3) Thursday at the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Tipoff Tourney.

Paxton-Buckley-Loda 76,

Dwight 35

FISHER —  Wiemken scored 12 points and added 7 rebounds Tuesday for the Lady Trojans (0-2).

Fisher 49,

Dwight 24

GIBSON CITY — Wiemken's 8 points were high for Dwight in its opener Monday.

SOPHOMORES

Coal City 33,

Reed-Custer 12

SENECA — Abby Olsen scored 10 points Thursday for the Lady Coalers at the Seneca Tournament, and Makenna Emerson and Taylor Meents added 8.

McNamara 40,

Morris 28

Jessica Ponce scored 12 points and Bridget Gile had 5 with 4 assists Wednesday for the host Redskins (1-1) at the Morris Thanksgiving Tournament.

FRESHMEN

Morris 34,

Pontiac 22

At the Morris Thanksgiving Tournament Thursday, Leona Burton scored 16 points and Addison Polite 6 for the hosts.

GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL

ICS 37,

Coal City 13

Michael Feeney's 19 points, along with 8 each from Danny Black and Keegan Sobol, led Immaculate Conception School to the eighth-grade boys win Wednesday.

Austin Mellen paced Coal City with 5 points.

Ottawa 46,

Coal City 27

COAL CITY — Zack Nolan and Tyler Shirkey scored 6 points each to lead Coal City Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Minooka 43,

Brooks 39

MINOOKA — Brooklyn Bachmann had 18 points, including a key steal and basket late, for Minooka on eighth-grade night Thursday. Hailey Arlis added 13 points.

Minooka also won the seventh-grade game.

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