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Last night on WCMY, Marquette held on to beat St Bede 53-51 at Bader Gym. Tom Durdan led the way for the Crusaders, scoring 16 points, with Logan Nelson and Aidan Thompson each adding 11 points.

The JV boys also won against the Bruins 68-52. Charlie Mullen leads the JV Cru with 22 points.

Serena won at home against Amboy 53-28. Camden Figgins scored 18 points for the Huskers.

Seneca lost to Morris 61-52. Noah Quigley and Carter Ellis each scored 13 points for the Fighting Irish.

Woodland won at home over Tri-County rival Depue 50-36. Phoenix Cooper scored a high 17 points for the Warriors.

Newark lost on the Putnam County Road 55-50.

Tonight in Girls Basketball, the Ottawa Lady Pirates will host Dixon at Kingman Gym.

Couple results in first-year men’s basketball:

Ottawa defeated Indian Creek 40-31. Top scorers were Weston Averkamp with 12 points, Jackson Cooper added 8 more and Aric Threadgill finished with seven.

Marquette defeated Bureau Valley 50-28. For the Crusaders, Julian Alexander had 17 points and AJ Phalen added 14 points.

St. Bede’s wrestling team defeated Alleman 48-28. Game winners for the Bruins: Hunter Savage, Henry Orteza, Evan Englehaupt. Ben Koyak and Ryan Migliorini

The Ottawa bowling team won against Rochelle. The high streak came from Nelson Brandt with a 596 and a high play of 213. Sean Miller added a streak 587 and a high play of 235.

The JV team also won. Aaron Goff had a score of 487 in the series and a game high of 176.

Elsewhere in sport

College basketball action tonight, the ISU will face Missouri State at Red Bird Arena and Northern will host Eastern Illinois.

The Chicago Bulls will visit the New York Knicks tomorrow and the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday. The Bulls are 14 and 8 this season.

The Blackhawks begin a three-game road trip tomorrow in Washington against the Capitals. The Hawks will then travel to face the Rangers and Islanders in New York this weekend.

Former Cubs shortstop Javier Baez signed a deal with the Detroit Tigers yesterday. The six-year contract is said to be worth $ 140 million.

The Cubs are said to be finalizing a one-year contract with outfielder Clint Frazier.

Major League Baseball and the Players Association would not be close to reaching a collective agreement. With the deal set to expire at the end of the day, the two sides have come together for a new attempt at a deal, but the previous free agency continues to be a major obstacle. If no deal is reached, the likely result is a lockout on the part of the owners.

LeBron James of the Lakers has entered NBA health and safety protocols and is expected to miss several games for at least 10 days. However, the star attacker may return sooner if he tests negative for COVID-19 twice in a 24-hour period. James received the COVID-19 vaccine in September.

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