Fresh off three victories in the past five months, Elgin golfer Carlos Sainz Jr. look to take a big step up the professional ladder when he tees it up at this week’s Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament finals at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif.
Reed Hunnicutt stepped up to lead the Rockets with 18 points. James Raney added 11 points, including three clutch three-pointers.
St. Edward got balanced scoring and superior rebounding to stay unbeaten at 7-0 and reach the championship game with a 62-46 victory over IMSA.
Julian Lynch’s layup attempt rattled out, but Matt McClure was there for a putback with a second left as South Elgin edged Waubonsie Valley and former coach Chaz Taft 74-72 on Thursday in the Upstate Eight Valley opener for both teams.
The area schedule for the Elgin Courier-News for the week of Dec. 9-14.
Derrick Streety’s 23 points led five players in double figures as Larkin opened its Upstate Eight River title defense with an 82-65 victory against St. Charles East on Thursday in Elgin. Dom Adduci had a career-high 33 points for the Saints.
Unbeaten Bartlett shot 54 percent from the floor in a 72-56 Upstate Eight crossover victory against visiting Elgin on Thursday. Junior guard Ryan DiCanio continued his hot start with a game-high 30 points on 11-for-17 shooting for the Hawks.
A 23-0 run in the third quarter lifted St. Charles North to a 70-41 win against Streamwood in its Upstate Eight River opener Thursday. Jake Ludwig had 23 points and Alec Goetz added 11 to lead the North Stars.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area Thursday, including the Larkin boys bowling team’s 3,027-2,962 loss against McHenry. Bryan Sheridan led the Royals with a 659 series.
St. Edward went on a 13-2 run during a three-minute stretch in the fourth quarter to take command in a 59-52 victory against Montini on Wednesday at Aurora Christian’s Burney Wilkie Classic. The Green Wave improves to 6-0 with the win.
Five of the top 16 teams in this week’s Sun-Times Super 25 will take the court at Larkin on Saturday as part of the inaugural Mac Irvin Diabetes Classic. The Royals square off with defending Class 3A champion Morgan Park in the fifth and final game of the event.
Boys basketball news and notes from around the Elgin area, including a look at Waubonsie Valley coach Chaz Taft’s return to South Elgin on Thursday for his first meeting against the team he coached the past seven years.
In his role as a senior leader, Judson University’s Frankie Cleope has to bridge a generation gap of sorts. The Bartlett graduate and 5-foot-10 guard is the lone senior on a team with no juniors and the rest underclassmen.
The Judson women’s basketball team is off to a 5-5 start behind the leadership of Diamond Williams, who is averaging 15.3 points and 10 rebounds per game as part of a starting lineup that includes two freshmen and two sophomores.
Scores and highlights from around the Elgin area Wednesday, including the Dundee-Crown boys basketball team’s 44-33 loss to Chicagoland Jewish in Carpentersville. The defeat drops the Chargers to 1-4 overall.
Experience proved key for Geneva as it remained composed despite facing a six-point deficit with 3:21 left against South Elgin on Tuesday. The Vikings eventually rallied and won the Upstate Eight crossover 72-66 in overtime.