Lauren Klein sank four 3-pointers and hit 5-of-6 free throws in the second half to help the La Salle-Peru girls basketball team rally for a 48-43 victory over Joliet Catholic in a non-conference game Thursday in Joliet.

Klein finished with a game-high 20 points for the Lady Cavaliers (11-10), who trailed 38-30 with five minutes left.

Brooklyn Ficek added eight points for L-P.

Mendota 71, North Boone 28

Amellia Bromenschenkel poured in 51 points — including 28 in the first quarter — to lead the Lady Trojans to a Big Northern Conference victory Thursday in Poplar Grove.

Bromenschenkel’s 51 points break her own single-game scoring record of 41 she set earlier this season.

The junior also recorded 12 rebounds, eight steals, five assists and a block in just 2 ½ quarters.

Jenna O’Donnell contributed eight points and three steals for MHS.

Hal 58, Newman 39

Hanah Hart scored 20 points Thursday to lead the Lady Red Devils to a Three Rivers Conference East Division victory in Spring Valley.

Jaclyn Cinotte, Zoey Morris and Tea Cattani scored 12 points each for Hall (12-7, 5-2 TRC East), which has won four games in a row.

Putnam County 27, Henry-Senachwine/Lowpoint-Washburn 25

Sophia Harris scored eight points Thursday as the Lady Panthers squeaked out a Tri-County Conference victory in Henry.

Tanden VanEtten scored 15 points to lead the Lady Mallards.

Fieldcrest 32, El Paso-Gridley 29

Ella Goodrich scored nine points Thursday to help the Knights to a Heart of Illinois Conference victory in El Paso.

Hannah Baker and Alyx Carls contributed eight points each for Fieldcrest.

Somonauk 43, Earlville 32

Elizabeth Browder had 16 points and seven rebounds Thursday as the Lady Red Raiders fell in a Little Ten Conference game in Earlville.

Kylie Koontz added eight points and 10 boards for Earlville.

Indian Creek 60, LaMoille-Ohio 29

The Lady Lions dropped a Little Ten Conference game Thursday in LaMoille.


La Salle-Peru 49, Sandwich 19

The Cavaliers earned a share of the Interstate Eight Conference championship with a victory Thursday in La Salle.

L-P and Sycamore both finished 6-1 in the conference.

At Sterling

St. Bede split a pair of Three Rivers Conference duals Thursday.

The Bruins lost to Riverdale 66-12 and beat Newman 42-18.

Nick Lough won by first period pin at 182 pounds against Riverdale, while Peter Sampson (285) won by third period pin against Newman.


Peoria Christian beats Putnam County 73-37

The Panthers were outscored 48-12 in the second half in a Tri-County Conference loss Thursday in Peoria.


La Salle-Peru 2,846, Kaneland 2,754

The Lady Cavaliers picked up an Interstate Eight Conference victory Thursday in Maple Park.

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