ROUNDUP: Morris lets halftime lead slip away
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.
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.
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."
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 — 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,
FISHER — Lisa Bruner and Alyson Wiemken scored 8 points each for Dwight (0-3) Thursday at the Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley Tipoff Tourney.
FISHER — Wiemken scored 12 points and added 7 rebounds Tuesday for the Lady Trojans (0-2).
GIBSON CITY — Wiemken's 8 points were high for Dwight in its opener Monday.
Coal City 33,
SENECA — Abby Olsen scored 10 points Thursday for the Lady Coalers at the Seneca Tournament, and Makenna Emerson and Taylor Meents added 8.
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.
At the Morris Thanksgiving Tournament Thursday, Leona Burton scored 16 points and Addison Polite 6 for the hosts.
GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL
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.
Coal City 27
COAL CITY — Zack Nolan and Tyler Shirkey scored 6 points each to lead Coal City Tuesday.
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.