ROCKFORD – Marengo’s Susan Anthony found herself at the center of attention Saturday as she neared her first-ever perfect game.
Her play unfazed by the attention, the senior rolled a 300 to lead the Indians’ girls bowling team to a first-place finish at the Rockford East Holiday Tournament at Don Carter Lanes.
“I started to get nervous after the first couple of perfect frames,” Anthony said. “Everybody in the whole entire bowling alley stopped bowling and watched me for my last couple balls. It was so nerve-wracking.”
Anthony finished fourth overall with a four-game series totaling 859 pins.
“I’m thrilled,” she said.
Dominique Bailey (844) took fourth overall, and Megan Hanelt (763) tied for ninth.
Huntley’s Amy Antczak (867) placed second overall.
Northern Illinois Holiday Classic
Crystal Lake South 54, Woodstock 37; CL South 42, Burlington Central 39: At Woodstock, the Gators won both contests behind Sara Mickow’s game-highs 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Cody Brand scored a team-high 11 points while Sami Ludwig added eight for the Blue Streaks in the loss to the Gators.
The Gators (10-4) improved to 3-0 over the course of the tournament to take the top seed after pool play and will play in the championship pool Thursday at McHenry West High School.
North Chicago 64, Woodstock 35: At Woodstock, the Blue Streaks’ Cody Brand scored a team-high 10 points, but Woodstock fell to 0-3 during pool play.
The Blue Streaks (4-9) will play in the fourth-place bracket Thursday at Richmond-Burton.
Wauconda 47, Marengo 35; Grayslake North 53, Marengo 26: At Marengo, the Indians dropped both games to move to 1-2 in pool play after winning Friday against Rockford Jefferson, 59-29.
Jessica Villie made history for Marengo (5-8) in the two losses as she scored her 1,000th career point against Grayslake North (12-0). The senior totaled 29 points in the two games and led the way for the Indians.
The Indians will play in the third-place pool Thursday at Marengo.
Warriors go 3-0: At McHenry, McHenry went 3-0 on the afternoon, defeating Hoffman Estates, 69-11; Alden-Hebron, 54-0; and Lake Zurich, 51-12, to improve its record to 13-0.
Mike Infelise (126 pounds) won all three of his matches on the day along with Cody Patchett (145) and Ryan Wykes (220). Britches Sikula (106) and brother Mike Sikula (120) each went 2-0.
Barrington Wrestling Tournament: At Barrington, Cary-Grove went 1-1 on the day, losing to the host, 27-20, and defeating Deerfield, 31-19.
Mike Cullen (113) went 2-0 on the day winning by falls for the Trojans, while Michael Underwood (138) and Matt Hughes (160) defeated both of their opponents by decisions.
Ralph W. Krupke Classic: At Roselle, Jacobs saw good performances from a number of individuals. Austin Ryan won the title at 106 as he continues his impressive season. Chris Dranka took third at 113, and Mark Mamola placed second at 220.
St. Francis 44, Prairie Ridge 39: At Crystal Lake, the Wolves reeled off 36 second-half points, but their nonconference comeback bid against undefeated St. Francis (8-0) fell short. Steven Ticknor (nine points) and Max Tucker (eight) led 10 Prairie Ridge (2-5) scorers.
Westminster Christian 56, Alden-Hebron 38: At Hebron, Bryce Lalor scored a team-high 10 points, and Hunter Ogle downed a trio of 3-pointers for nine points, but the Giants (2-5) took the nonconference loss.
LaSalle-Peru 76, McHenry 70 (OT): At McHenry, Shane Varvil hit a 3 from the right wing to put McHenry up by two with eight seconds to go, but the Cavaliers tied it up and snagged the nonconference win in overtime.
Varvil downed 7 of 12 from beyond the arc for a team-high 29 points, and Greg Johnson added 21 for the Warriors (3-4).
Durand 79, Faith Lutheran 33; Faith Lutheran 60, Rockford East JV 59 (OT): At Durand, Faith Lutheran’s Ben Boyer tied the score with a 3-pointer with 3.3 seconds left in regulation, and Andrew Tieman hit the game-winning free throw in overtime of the Saints’ (3-9) win over Rockford East’s JV team in the Durand Tournament. Jake Larson scored 19 points, Boyer had 13, Michael Dykstra scored 11 and Tieman scored nine in the Saints’ win.
Josh Chapel led Faith Lutheran with 11 earlier in a loss to host Durand.
Lakes 67, Cary-Grove 33: At Lake Villa, the Trojans (6-3) couldn’t keep up with Lakes’ eight 3-pointers.
Ian May led the way for C-G with 14 points in the loss.
Rockford East Holiday Tournament: At Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, Huntley’s Grant Gardner rolled a 961 over four games to lead all bowlers in the 20-team tournament. Teammate Beau Rehner contributed 880 pins and took sixth overall.
Woodstock’s Tyler Busch (870) finished seventh, and Alex Gross (768) led for Marengo.
• Patrick Mason and Chris Burrows contributed to this report.