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Local Sports

Area roundup: Lewis women's basketball wins 12th in a row

ROMEOVILLE – Lewis University’s fourth-ranked women’s basketball team beat Central State, 101-91, at Neil Carey Arena to give the Flyers their 12th-straight victory. Jessica Kelliher scored a career-high 38 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds for Lewis (12-1). Other leaders for the Flyers were Rachel Hinders (13 points, nine rebounds) and Dajae Black (10 points, eight assists).

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Minooka 48, Plainfield East 37: The Indians continued their winning ways after picking up an SPC win over the Bengals. Leading Minooka were Savannah Johnson and Cierra Bachmann, who each scored 14 points. East got a game-high 21 points from Tamia Edom.

Joliet West 65, Aurora Central 48: Jazz Evans scored 35 points to lead the Tigers. She scored her 1,000th point in the game.

Thornwood 52, Lincoln-Way Central 50: Leading the Knights (8-8, 2-2) were Regan LoConte (23 points) and Haley Stoklosa (15 points, 10 rebounds).

Reed-Custer 63, Manteno 44: The Comets (17-4, 5-2) used a 24-1 first-quarter advantage to help them to the I-8 victory. Leading Reed-Custer were Antoinette Hill (24 points, eight rebounds), Jaden Christian (15 points) and Kylie Balgermann (14 points).

BOYS BASKETBALL

Manteno 56, Wilmington 32: The Wildcats were led by Cameron Holman (10 points) and Kyle Humphries (eight points).

Grant Park 64, Gardner-South Wilmington 42: The Panthers (11-8, 3-1) were paced by Nathan Wozniak (22 points) and Chris Bexson (14 points).

YOUTH CHEERLEADING

IESA championships: A total of 17 area teams will compete in Saturday’s Illinois Elementary School Association State Cheerleading Championships at the Peoria Civic Center. All but one will compete in the routine division, which features music. The only local team in cheer is Brooks, which is in the small division. Jane Addams, Minooka, Oak Prairie, Old Quarry and Troy will compete in the medium routine division. Small routine division teams are Channahon, Kelvin Grove, Mokena, Morris, Reed-Custer, Saratoga, Taft and Wilmington. In the large routine division are Hickory Creek, Martinez and Summit Hill.

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