BLOOMINGTON – Crystal Lake Central finished in third place in the preliminary round of the competitive dance state finals to qualify for the finals today at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
The Tigers scored 84.58 and were the only local school to advance. Highland led Class 2A with a 90.84. Central will compete at 3:10 p.m. today in the finals.
Also in Class 2A, Crystal Lake South was 15th (69.44). In Class 3A, Jacobs was 16th with a 72.76 score. Johnsburg (52.64) was 17th and Woodstock North (49.38 ) was 21st in Class 1A.
The top 10 teams in each class advance.
Burlington Central 36, Richmond-Burton 39: At Richmond, Garrett Sutton won by pin at 152 pounds for R-B in a Big Northern Conference loss.
Harvard 54, Marengo 19: At Marengo, Irvin Pena won by pin at 120 for the Hornets in a BNC win.
Damon Cloe had a pin at 152 for the Indians.
Fox Valley Conference Meet: At Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg, Alexa McClaughry bowled a 1,044 six-game series to place sixth overall and lead McHenry to a second-place finish at the conference championship. The Warriors scored 4,907 and Grayslake Central won with a 4,991.
Also for McHenry, Krystal McCleavy placed eighth with a 1,038. Woodstock’s Paige Busch (1,161) finished second, Johnsburg’s Allison Boelter (1.019) was ninth and Huntley’s Amy Antczak (1,018) was 10th.
Hampshire 65, Woodstock North 62: At Woodstock, the Whip-Purs (16-3 overall, 5-1 FVC Fox Division) had a close call, but held on to defeat the Thunder (7-13, 1-5) in their FVC Fox game.
Shane Hernandez led Hampshire with 24 points and Tyler Crater added 16. Steven Whiting hit four 3s and scored 18 to lead North. Nick Herscha added 13.
Hampshire held on to sole possession of first place by one-half game over Crystal Lake Central.
Mooseheart 61, Alden-Hebron 24: At Hebron, the Red Ramblers (15-5, 6-1) got 29 points from Makur Puou to defeat the Giants (8-11, 3-4) in their Northeastern Athletic Conference game. Bryce Lalor led A-H with nine points.
Berean Baptist 71, Faith Lutheran 57: At Rockford, Jake Larson scored 19 points as the Saints (5-17) lost to the Kingsmen. Andrew Tieman scored 12 points and Matt Van-Antwerp added 10 for Faith Lutheran.
Marengo 50, Harvard 27: At Marengo, Jessica Villie scored 15 of her game-high 23 points in the first half as the Indians (8-16, 5-3) won their BNC East Division game.
Sabrina Marsh and Kristina Williams scored eight points each for Marengo.
The Hornets (4-18, 1-7) were led by Abby Linhart and Sam McCloud with eight points each. Linhart hit two 3s.
Alden-Hebron 52, Harvest Christian 36: At Chicago, the Giants (12-5) put three players in double figures as they defeated the Lions in their first-round Northeastern Athletic Conference Tournament game.
Brooklyn Hilton led A-H with 12 points, and Jacqueline Walters and Jordan Pearson scored 11 each. Walters hit all three of the Giants’ 3s.
A-H faces Christian Life at 2:30 p.m. today in a semifinal game. If the Giants win, they play for the championship at 7. If they lose, they play for third place at 5:30.
• Rob Smith and Joe Stevenson contributed to this report.