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Local Sports

Steelmen top Waubonsie for 4A regional title

PLAINFIELD – Joliet Central won a 51-50 thriller over Waubonsie Valley in the Class 4A Plainfield North Regional title game to advance to Tuesday’s Plainfield North Sectional against either Oswego East or Yorkville, who meet on Friday. This is the Steelmen’s first regional title since the district returned to sports at both Central and West.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Bolingbrook 64, Plainfield Central 55: The Raiders used a good fourth-quarter effort to win their own Class 4A regional title. They advance to Tuesday’s Plainfield North Sectional against Oswego or East Aurora, which play on Friday.

Rich South 42, Providence 38: The host Stars beat the Celtics to win their Class 3A regional title to advance to the Marian Catholic Sectional.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Beecher 57, Reed-Custer 40: The Comets (12-15) got 10 points from Blake Foster, but dropped the nonconference matchup.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Lewis 63, Missouri-St. Louis 49: The Flyers (18-4, 10-3) won the GLVC home game behind Delaney Blaylock (16 points, nine rebounds), Anthony D’Avanzo (14 points) and Donovan Oliver (12 points, six rebounds).

Olivet Nazarene 83, St. Francis 80: The Saints (15-14, 9-10) lost the CCAC road contest. Leading USF were Terrion Howard (13 points), Lewis Holey (13 points, nine rebounds), Cole Micek (13 points) and Mitch Kwasigroch (11 points).

DuPage 83, Joliet 72: Trey Wornica scored a game-high 34 points to lead the Wolves, while Gavin Grace added 14 points.

Davis breaks another record: Bolingbrook graduate Gage Davis recently added to his accolades of being the all-time leading scorer at both St. Cloud State University and in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference by also becoming the all-time leading scorer for any Minnesota college team in NCAA Division I, II and III.

Thanks to his 46 and 31 points against Wayne State and Augustana, Davis surpassed Saint John’s Frank Wachlarowicz with 2,391 points in his career. Wachlarowicz held the state’s all-time scoring record for 40 years with 2,357 points from 1975 to 1979.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Lewis 84, Missouri-St. Louis 61: The No. Flyers (21-2, 12-1) used a 44-22 advantage in the middle two quarters to roll to the home win with their eighth-straight Great Lakes Valley Conference win. Jessica Kelliher led all scorers with 34 points and had eight rebounds. Other top Lewis scorers were Rachel Hinders (13 points) and Tierney Lockett (eight points).

Joliet 63, DuPage 36: The Wolves (17-10) were led by Emily Atsinger (18 points, six rebounds), Rebecca Brennan (12 points) and Lynese Johnson (11 points, six rebounds).

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Lewis 6, St. Francis 1: The Flyers picked up their first win of the year against the Saints. At first singles, Lewis’ Joie Reisch rallied for a 6-7, 6-0, 10-8 victory over Nikkie Christiansen. The Flyers also received singles wins from Alek Sredojevic (second) and Sophie Davis (third). Oana Carmen Trus and Sredojevic won, 6-1, at first doubles over Grace Monahan and Christensen.

Other Flyers doubles winners were Tereza Pilzova and Reisch (second) and Sarah Murkun and Davis (third). Alyssa Larsen won at fourth singles for the Saints.

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