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No. 8 Kankakee 46, Thornton 36

The Kays, ranked eighth in the IHSA Class 3A Associated Press poll, made one of the biggest impressions of the state’s early season Monday with a road win at Thornton.

Amarion Osbourne and Rashard Harris had 13 points apiece to lead the Kays. Joeron Hill added 11 points, and Willie Strickland gave the 2-0 Kays 9 points and nine rebounds.

Central 50, Milford 46

The Comets kept their momentum after picking up a hard-fought nonconference win against the Bearcats on Monday.

Jacob Shoven continued his terrific start with 23 more points Monday to lead Central. Nick Krueger added 12 points.

Trace Fleming led Milford with 13 points. Trey Totheroh and Luke McCabe each added 11 points.

Fieldcrest 69, Dwight 41

A dominant second quarter saw Fieldcrest take a commanding lead the Trojans couldn’t pick at during the final two frames.

Isaac Telford led the Trojans with 12 points. Wyatt Thompson scored 8 points.


Paxton-Buckley-Loda 55, Dwight 50

The Trojans found themselves on the wrong side of a classic Sangamon Valley Conference grinder Monday night.

Kayla Kodat continued to make her case for all-state consideration with 29 points and eight steals. Kassy Kodat posted a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Lisle 52, Peotone 47

The Blue Devils kept pace with Lisle for all four quarters Monday but couldn’t overcome their narrow margin on the road.

Mady Kibelkis had 12 points and seven rebounds. Danielle Piper scored 11 points, and Lauren Hamann gave the Blue Devils 8 points and nine rebounds.

Beecher 48, Donovan 18

The Bobcats bounced back from a weekend loss at McNamara with a brilliant performance in River Valley Conference action Monday.

Abby Shepard led Beecher with 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and six steals. Morgan McDermott had 11 points, six boards, an assist, four steals and two blocks.

Paiton Lareau had 11 points to lead Donovan.

Tri-Point 30, Grant Park 29

The Chargers picked up a nice RVC victory against a young-but-talented Dragons squad Monday night.

Ellenie Dyrby led Tri-Point with 12 points. Lanie Woods chipped in 7 points.

Delaney Panozzo and Brooke Veldhuizen each had 12 points for the Dragons, with Veldhuizen adding 10 rebounds and Panozzo hauling in 6 of her own.

Gardner-South Wilmington 59, Grace Christian 18

The Panthers fired on all cylinders for four quarters Monday night in RVC play.

Kylie Hawks had 14 points for the Panthers, who got 12 points from Abby Beck and 8 points apiece from Grace Halpin and Claire Hennessy.

Meredith Sanford led the Crusaders with 11 points.

Watseka 51, Momence 13

The Warriors improved to 7-0 with a resounding SVC victory against winless Momence on Monday.

Kinzie Parsons equaled Momence’s output with 13 points herself. Natalie Schroeder scored 11 points, as nine Warriors scored.

Savanna Huddleston led Momence with 8 points.

Iroquois West 37, Cissna Park 34 (OT)

The Raiders had their hands full but escaped the Timberwolves with a momentous victory in the SVC.

Shelby Johnson had a game-high 15 points for Iroquois West. Shea Small had 10 points.

Kenadee Edelman had 10 points and five steals for Cissna Park. Addison Seggebruch had 7 points and five rebounds.

Streator 58, Manteno 29

Had Streator not had Natalie Haynes, Monday’s Illinois Central Eight matchup would have been close, but the Panthers just couldn’t stop Haynes, who had 29 points on the night.

Katherine Gaffney had 16 points and eight rebounds and was the lone Panther to record more than one field goal.

Coal City 33, Wilmington 24

The Coalers tightened the screws defensively and out-grinded the Wildcats in a defensive struggle.

Colleen Feeney went for 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the Coalers. Meghan Onsen added 11 points, five rebounds and four assists.

No stats were reported for Wilmington.

Mason Schweizer is an award-winning reporter who has been with the Daily Journal since 2017 and sports editor since 2019. Save for time at the University of Illinois and Wayne State College, Mason is a lifelong area resident.