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Prep roundup: Morton boys notch pair of conference wins

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 11:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 11:05 a.m. CDT
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Morton's Antario Simon goes up for a rebound in a Jan. 24 game against Addison Trail. After having two games canceled and more than a week off between games, the Mustangs won three in a row last week.

Morton’s boys basketball team picked up West Suburban Gold conference wins against Willowbrook (70-50) and Downers Grove South (65-61) before beating Lake Forest Academy (56-46) on Sunday.

Weisner Perez scored 25 points in the win against DGS.


Lyons Township

Jim Cullen led the Lions in two wins during the weekend. He scored 18 points in a 66-53 win against Downers Grove North and followed that by scoring 19 in an 83-53 win Lindblom.


The Friars dropped a game to Mount Carmel 59-51 Friday before taking down St. Ignatius 57-39 on Sunday.

St. Joseph

The Chargers beat St. Ignatius 60-35 and followed that with a 58-51 win at Batavia on Saturday.


Lyons Township

The Lions lost at Downers Grove North 53-43 to finish 6-6 in the West Suburban Silver. LT rebounded with a 54-39 win against Maine West the next day. Victoria Swift scored 26 points in the win.

Riverside Brookfield

The Bulldogs lost to Glenbard South on Feb. 4, but recovered with wins against Ridgewood (71-27) and Leyden (55-38). Samantha Bloom (15 points), Dana Rettke (12) and Janae Dabney (11) led RB against Leyden.


Riverside Brookfield

Armed with five regional champions and 11 qualifiers, the Bulldogs won its own regional for the second year in a row. RB’s champions were Nick Giurini (113 pounds), Antonio Ochoa (132), Andrew Misiorowski (138), Zachary Colvin (170) and James Greenwell (220). Also qualifying for sectionals were Zachary Smith (106), Joel Gonzalez (120), Jonathan Szydlo (145), Ivan Ceja (152), Richard Theus (160) and Shannon Hickey (195).


Brian Kavanaugh won the title at 152 pounds at the Class 2A Riverside Brookfield regional. Matt Spiller (138 pounds), Jack Bonaguro (145), Ivory Kelly-Martin (170), Decxavier Kelly-Martin (195), Mike Moran (220) and Dmitri Joe (285) also qualified for the sectional.


Mike Kozyra, Jim Wise and Alberto Aguilar all advanced from the Elmwood Park regional.

Proviso West

Two Panthers advanced from the Lyons Township regional. Robert Modiest was second at 152 pounds and Taben Miller was third at 182.


Lyons Township

The Lions matched a season-high with a 152.1 at their own regional on Friday. It was the best regional score in the state by more than three points. Kelsy Kurfirst, Katie Carling and Michelle Cozza were the top three all-around finishers in order. Kurfirst also was first on vault, floor exercise and uneven bars. Carling won balance beam.

LT had the top five finishers on vault, balance beam and floor exercise. In addition to the all-arounders, individual automatic sectional qualifiers were Jackie Fuller (vault, uneven bars, beam), Mackenzie Stotz (vault, floor) and Kelly Ryser (beam, floor).

Riverside Brookfield

RB was fourth at the Neuqua Valley regional, totaling 118.025 points. Sophomore Lacey Smith earned at-large spots at the Hinsdale Central sectional in the all-around and balance beam.


The Mustangs were fifth at the Geneva regional with a score of 106.125.


Lyons Township

David Freund won the 200-yard freestyle at the West Suburban Silver meet. LT was second to Hinsdale Central in the team standings.

Riverside Brookfield

RB won the Independent Conference meet for the program’s first conference title in 12 years. Seniors Andrew Brown, Brian Buh, and Xander Catrambone finished first in every event they competed in.


The Friars were second to Loyola in the Metro Catholic Aquatics Conference meet.



The Mustangs won the St. Ignatius regional Saturday with a team total of 4,875. Adriana Mendoza was second at the regional with a 1,066 series. Jasmin Marquez had the fifth-best series at the regional at 1,031.


Riverside Brookfield

The Bulldogs were 15th in the medium team class at the state cheerleading competition during the weekend.

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