IC Catholic’s boys basketball team won a battle of Knights against Chicago Christian, 75-58, on Dec. 13. Clark Brinkman scored 18 points, Rhashaun Epting had 17 and Troy Burrows added 11.
A day later, they beat Guerin 72-59. Epting (20 points), Brinkman (16) and Anthony Taylor (14) were the leading scorers.
IC is 7-1 and hosts Montini tonight.
Last weekend the Trojans picked up wins over Ridgewood (70-46) and Westmont (68-43). Connor VanderBrug led Timothy with 23 points against Ridgewood. Khali Valrie (14 points) and Justin Rhiner (13) also contributed.
Against Westmont, the Trojans used a second half run to pull away. VanderBrug again scored 23 points while Valrie scored 17 and Rhiner added 12.
Those two wins set up a big game against Riverside Brookfield on Tuesday. Both teams entered with undefeated records in the Metro Suburban Conference. The visiting Bulldogs eked out a 65-62 victory after starting the game on an 8-0 run. VanderBrug (16 points), Rhiner (14), Valrie (12) and Wes Ditchfield (10) all scored in double figures.
The Dukes will enter the holiday tournament season with a 3-8 record. On Saturday, they lost to defending West Suburban Silver champs Proviso West, 50-36. Two days later, York fell to Lyons Township 36-34 in overtime. Molly Schlecht scored 11 points and Sarah Milkowski had 10 against LT.
After beating Elmwood Park 37-28 on Dec. 13, the Trojans lost to Westmont 25-21 the next day and fell to Illiana Christian 53-39 on Wednesday. Kaitlyn Gehrke scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Illiana.
The Dukes had five finalists at Prospect’s Mudge/McMorrow Wrestling Invitational on Saturday. Joe Helton won the tournament at 195 pounds and won two of his three matches by fall. The four Dukes to take second were Michael Ordonez (132 pounds), Jordan Santiago (160), Noah Fleckenstein (220) and Tom Helton (285).
Led by Meghan Davidson’s third place finish in the all-around, the Dukes took fifth Saturday at Hersey’s 12-team Michael Meyer Memorial Candy Cane Invitational. York scored a 129.07. Davidson won the balance beam with a 9.5.
On Monday, the Dukes lost to defending state champion Lyons Township, 148.2-132.7.