Basketball

High school sports roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 6

Senior leads victory over Marengo with 31 points, reaches 2,038 for career; A-H girls lose in regional

Zach Toussaint
Zach Toussaint

Johnsburg’s Zach Toussaint scored 31 points to become the boys area career scoring leader as the Skyhawks defeated Marengo, 65-57, in their Kishwaukee River Conference boys basketball game Wednesday at Johnsburg.

Toussaint now has 2,038 points for his career. With his second 3-pointer of the first quarter, he passed 1981 Crown graduate Gary Gliesmann (2,011) for the area’s all-time scoring lead.

Toussaint hit 9 of 10 free throws and those two 3s in the game. Gibson Groves added 12 points for the Skyhawks (13-9, 6-1 KRC), who stayed half a game up on Burlington Central for first place the KRC.

Brock Bertrand led Marengo (10-10, 2-4) with 16 points. Jack Bibbings hit two 3s and finished with nine points, Matt Volkening also scored nine.

Hampshire 56, Prairie Ridge 51: At Crystal Lake, Collin Woods scored 14 points, and Nick Erickson added 12 as the Whip-Purs (15-11, 9-4) defeated the Wolves (2-20, 1-12) in their Fox Valley Conference game.

Justin Anderson added 11 for Hampshire. Michael Patterson led Prairie Ridge with 17 points, eight in the fourth quarter as he hit two 3s to keep his team close.

Burlington Central 69, Richmond-Burton 47: At Burlington, Jeff Jankowski scored 20 points to lead R-B (7-13, 2-4) in its KRC loss to Burlington (17-6, 5-1).

Burlington was led by Patrick Mayfield with 22 points and 10 of 10 free-throw shooting. Jake Lenschow added 13 points for the Rockets.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Durand 53, Alden-Hebron 50: At the Class 1A Durand Regional, the No. 4-seeded Giants’ season ended with a loss to the regional host No. 6 Bulldogs.

Rachel Pahl scored 23 points to lead A-H, while Kylee Winter had nine points and six rebounds. Kendra Cashmore had six points and seven rebounds, and Abby Wanderer grabbed seven rebounds.

The Giants (19-6) finished tied for the school record for victories, set in 2005-06.

"It was a phenomenal season," Giants coach Marty Hammond said. "The kids gave me everything they had. They hit the apex as far as I'm concerned. What hurt was falling one win short of getting to 20, but I'm very proud of this team."

Durand advances to face No. 1 Freeport Aquin in the regional final Thursday.

Hampshire 46, Huntley 35: At Huntley, Kelby Bannerman scored 16 points to lead Hampshire past Huntley in FVC play. Hampshire (25-5, 14-1) will square off against Dundee-Crown on Friday with the FVC title on the line.

Hampshire’s Ally Cermak scored seven points, while Morgan Haefling and Jessica Dumoulin each added five.

Kamsi Nwogu led Huntley (11-18, 7-9) with 17 points, including 7 of 7 from the free-throw line.

Crystal Lake South 41, McHenry 40: At Crystal Lake, Brooke Kuffel led South with 17 points in an FVC win over McHenry. Kuffel made six field goals, including one 3-pointer, and shot 6 of 8 from the free-throw line.

Freshman Maddie Scharrenber scored eight points and Allie Schoen added five for the Gators (7-20, 4-11).

Katie Beyer led McHenry (20-10, 10-5) with 12 points. Izzy Gscheidle scored eight points, and Ava Interrante added seven.

Cary-Grove 67, Jacobs 38: At Cary, Taylor Tomasiewicz led the Trojans with 16 points in an FVC victory. Maddie Jannusch scored 10 points, while Bailey Steinkamp and Elsa Larry each scored eight for C-G (10-16, 8-7).

For Jacobs (3-23, 0-14), Courtney Pahl scored a team-high 13 points. Liz Schwartz and Melissa Fessler each added seven points.

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