The Crystal Lake Central competitive cheer team placed second in the Medium Team division in Friday’s preliminary round of the IHSA state final at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington.
The Tigers scored 87.96 points and will advance to Saturday’s final round. They will compete at 12:25 p.m. Lemont placed first in the division, only 0.26 points ahead of Central.
Hampshire (85.86) tied for ninth and also advanced to Saturday’s final. The Whip-Purs will start at 12:15 p.m.
In the Large Team division, Cary-Grove placed 17th with 83.92 points, and Jacobs (83.84) took 19th. Neither team advanced.
Richmond-Burton 49, Harvard 21: At Harvard, Hannah Koenig scored 12 points, and Meagan Spohr added seven to lead the Rockets to a win in Big Northern Conference East Division play. Lauren Otto grabbed six rebounds for R-B (13-9 overall, 6-4 BNC East)
Makenna Powell scored a team-high nine points, and Kaylee Bischke had eight for the Hornets (2-16, 1-7).
Grayslake North 64, Woodstock 33: At Woodstock, Brecken Overly led the Blue Streaks (8-16, 2-10) with eight points in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division loss to the Knights (18-8, 10-1).
IC Catholic 41, Marian Central 29: At Elmhurst, Sarah Benigni and Hannah Davis each scored eight points for the Hurricanes (11-9, 4-5) in a Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division loss.
Marengo 73, North Boone 44: At Marengo, Adam Rogutich and Andrew Volkening each recorded a double-double for Marengo in a BNC East win.
Rogutich finished with a game-high 25 points and 18 rebounds, while Volkening added 16 points and 12 boards for the Indians (13-9, 4-3).
Grayslake Central 62, CL Central 39: At Crystal Lake, Cavanagh Murphy scored a game-high 17 points for the Tigers in an FVC Fox loss. Jake Ortner added eight for the Tigers (0-20, 0-8).
• Patrick Mason contributed to this report.