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Local Sports

Lincoln-Way East captures another win over Bolingbrook

FRANKFORT – Lincoln-Way East appears to have Bolingbrook’s number this season.

For the second time this season, Lincoln-Way East (13-16) boys basketball surprised Bolingbrook in a SouthWest Suburban Blue Conference matchup with a 75-67 win Tuesday night.

The outcome almost exactly mirrored the 75-66 win that Lincoln-Way East achieved Jan. 25. Bolingbrook dropped to 19-7 with the loss, but did not play any of its regular starters in the contest.

Lincoln-Way West 48, Andrew 33: Lincoln-Way West (5-22) snapped a eight game losing streak, as it was able to beat Andrew. The Warriors improved to 5-22 with the victory.

Providence 63, Bishop McNamara 41: Twelve different Celtics (10-19) scored as they wrapped up the regular season with a victory.

Lincoln-Way Central 47, Thornridge 44: The Knights got 14 points from Nick Tingley as they improved to 14-15 on the season. Mike Maloney also added nine points.

Stagg 39, Lockport 38: The Porters (14-12) took a tough loss as Stagg connected on a shot at the buzzer.

Pontiac 68, Coal City 50: The Coalers couldn’t slice into an early double-digit lead and dropped a nonconference matchup. Payton Hutchings led Coal City (16-8) with 11 points.

Hillcrest 76, Romeoville 46: The Hawks proved to be far too much for the Spartans in a nonconference game. Ikenna Okeke led Romeoville (16-9) with 16 points and Noah Ferrell has 12.

Class 2A Beecher Regional

Westmont 57, Peotone 40: The Blue Devils (5-21) season came to an end with a loss to the top-seeded team in the sectional complex.

WRESTLING

Class 2A Oak Forest

Team Dual Sectional

Lemont 42, Oak Forest 33: Evan Schiffman (106), Apollo Gothard (220), Kyle Zator (160), Grant LaDuke (145) and Kyle Schickel (138) were among the winners for the Indians, who advance to Saturday’s state tournament, where they face Washington in the quarterfinals.

Class 2A Sandwich Team Dual Sectional

Coal City 46, Dixon 21: The Coalers punched their ticket to state with a dominating victory over the Dukes. Coal City will wrestle against Niles Notre Dame in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

Class 3A Taylorville Team Sectional

Edwardsville 30, Lincoln-Way West 28: The Warriors fell just short in their bid to reach the state meet.

Class 1A Wilmington Team Sectional

Peotone 42, Hope Academy 39: The Blue Devils earned a state trip and will meet Aurora Christian in the Class 1A Finals in Bloomington.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Joliet 79, Harper 55: The Wolves held Harper to just 14 first-half points, allowing them to cruise to an quarterfinal- round victory of the Region IV playoffs.

Lynese Johnson led JJC (19-10) with 18 points, while Emily Atsinger added 15 points and Maiya Creal chipped in 11. The fourth-seeded Wolves will play at noon Saturday in the semifinals against top-seeded Rock Valley in Palatine.

Emily Atsinger, Lynese Johnson and Amil Mitchell were named to the NJCAA Division III All Region IV Team. Also, Atsinger was voted First Team All-Conference while Johnson was named to the Second Team All-Conference.

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