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Local Sports

Area roundup: Lockport bowlers beat Lincoln-Way Central

LOCKPORT – Jimmy Kontos rolled a 490 series, with a 255 game, to help Lockport’s boys bowlers to a 2,134-1,894 win over Lincoln-Way Central. Andrew Bean (458) and Evan Pleshar (449) were next-best for the Porters (8-3). Pleshar also had a 258 game.

Alex Nolan (435) led the Knights.

Girls Basketball

Gardner-South Wilmington 52, Tri-Point 42: Kaitlynn Kavanaugh (14 points), Kennedy Fair (11 points) and Abby Beck (nine points) led the Panthers (6-2, 2-0) in River Valley play.

Seneca 52, Dwight 30: Mel Stewart (10 points, eight rebounds), Rylee Farris (six points) and Danielle Carlson (six points) led the Trojans.

Joliet Catholic 37, Regina Dominican 28: The Angels built a 20-3 halftime lead in the East Suburban Catholic Conference/Girls Catholic Athletic Conference Showdown game. Jenna Hernandez (10 points), Jen Krizka (seven points, seven rebounds) and Kellen McLeod (six points) led JCA.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Minnesota State Mankato 13, Tarleton State 10: Minooka graduate Nate Gunn scored on a 13-yard run with 1:47 left to rally No. 1 Minnesota State Mankato from a 10-0 fourth-quarter deficit to get the win against No. 6 Tarleton State in Saturday’s NCAA Division II quarterfinal game. The come-from-behind win in whiteout conditions advances the 13-0 Mavericks to the 2 p.m. Saturday semifinal against 14-0 Ferris State. Gunn broke a 50 year MSU record by rushing the ball 50 times and finished with 261 yards. The 261-yard effort was his best total of the season. Gunn leads the team in rushing yards (1,578), touchdowns (21), points scored (126) and all-purpose yards (1,621).

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

Michigan 19-25-25-21-15, Pittsburgh 25-22-17-25-9: The No. 18 Wolverines (24-9) edged the No. 11 Panthers (30-2) to advance to the NCAA Division I Sweet 16, where they’ll play Texas on Friday in an NCAA Regional semifinal. MacKenzi Welsh, a Plainfield East graduate, handed out 47 assists, while adding seven kills and nine digs. A winner of three Big Ten Conference Setter of the Week awards, she leads UM with 1,228 assists.

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