Morris swimmers won Clifton Crocodile Swim Meet

The Morris swimming team captured the Clifton Crocodile Swim Meet on Friday night, claiming the event with 468 points. Bradley Bourbonnais was second with 465 1/2 points.

"It's a great feeling. We put a lot of kids on the podium. It was nice to see them get the recognition," Morris coach Andrew Porth said. "Overall it was a great team effort."

The Redskins' 200-yard freestyle team of Anthony Ascolani, Jimmy Merideth, Jacob MacLean and Jordan Ramirez won in 1:38.14, though the locals also added five seconds and five thirds.

Riley Jackson was second in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:04.45, Joe Perez was second in diving with a score of 147.75 and McLean was second in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:37.86 and in the 200 freestyle in 2:02.51.

Kevin Sheridan was third for Morris in diving with a score of 119.55, Ascolani was third in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:03.53, Ramirez was third in the 100 freestyle with a time of :55.84, Merideth was third in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:09.94 and the 400-yard freestyle relay team of Alex Magers, Jackson, Justin Lizalek and McLean were third in 3:49.36.


BOYS BASKETBALL
Seneca 47,
Rockford Christian 28

Seneca improved to 22-4 with the win over Christian.

Jimmy David had 12 points, Carter Gallick 11 and Peyton Schrag 10 in the non-conference win on Saturday.

In the sophomore contest, Christian won 46-45 despite Brandon Viken and Ben Rohder having 14 points each.


Coal City 64,
Clifton Central 55

Coal City finished off back-to-back wins on the weekend by beating Central by nine points on Saturday.

"After winning a big game last night, I was anxious to see how we would respond," Coal City coach Brad Boresi said. "We are definitely playing our best basketball right now."

Brennen Shetina had 19 points to lead Coal City — 12 of which came in the first quarter — while Lane Cowherd added 17. Two others also hit double digits in scoring in Nick Peters (11) and Jon West (10). Peters added 10 rebounds.


Seneca 60,
Westmont 43

Seneca improved to 9-1 in the I-8 with the win over the Sentinels.

Conlan Callahan had 14 points and both Schrag and Brian Bergeson had 10 each in Friday's game.

In the sophomore game, Seneca lost 50-48 despite 20 points from Viken and 11 points from Rohder.


Coal City 46,
Lisle 44

It was Shetina hitting a buzzer-beating three-pointer to ensure the win by the Coalers in Interstate Eight Conference play.

"Big time players come up big when you need them and Brennen was huge," Boresi said. "We managed to battle the entire game and fortunately we were able to come away with a win."

Shetina ended with 20 points and he also added five rebounds. Peters added eight rebounds.


Herscher 78,
Reed-Custer 51

Dalton Kinzler had 11 points in the Interstate Eight Conference loss by the Comets. He also added nine rebounds.


Dwight 52,
Wilmington 46

A Kiefer Kious steal and layup at the end of the third quarter helped lift Dwight to the win.

Devin Connolly and Blake Huseman hit key free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.


GIRLS BASKETBALL
NIB12 freshman tournament

In DeKalb, Morris finished in third place in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament after beating Geneseo 34-18. Previously, Morris had lost to Sycamore 42-40.

Devin Pacheco was the leading scorer in both games for Morris. She had 18 points against Sycamore and 14 against Geneseo. Jessica Jurak had nine points against Sycamore and Kayla Cryder had 10 against Geneseo.


GRADE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL
Coal City def. Shabbona,
25-15, 25-20

Leah Campos had 16 points for the Warriors in the win, including seven aces. She also had four assists.

Kenady Clayburn had six kills.


SIXTH-GRADE
Saratoga Tournament

Mazon-Verona-Kinsman finished fourth at the event held in Morris on Saturday.

Seneca defeated MVK 21-15, 15-21, 15-12 in the opener, MVK defeated Coal City 21-19, 16-25, 15-12, MVK lost to St. Mary of Pontiac 21-19, 21-18, MVK beat Saratoga 21-9, 21-9 with Samantha Macchietto serving 11 straight points in the second game and MVK lost the third place match with Ottawa 20-25, 25-12, 15-11.