The St. Bede boys basketball team continued to roll on Tuesday.
In a non-conference game against Lowpoint-Washburn at the Academy, the Bruins jumped to an 11-1 lead early and took a 44-9 advantage at half en route to an 81-26 running-clock victory over the Wildcats.
St. Bede (18-5) had four players finish in double-digit scoring. Brad Groleau and Joe Pyszka both scored a game-high 14 points, while Damin Smith added 11 points and Jack Brady 10 points.
Ethan Duttlinger grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
Marquette 55, Seneca 52
The Crusaders dropped a heart breaker to their rivals Tuesday in Ottawa.
With the game tied at 50, Marquette’s Elliot Kowalski gave the Cru a 52-50 lead with a little over a minute left.
However, the Fighting Irish closed the game on a 5-0 run to secure the win.
Conlan Callahan hit a 3-point shot with 33.9 to go to give Seneca a 53-52 lead. Seneca’s Jimmy David then drained two free throws with 3.1 seconds remaining to take a three-point lead.
Kowalski finished with a game-high 21 points and 15 rebounds for Marquette, while Austin McDonnell added nine points.
Fieldcrest 80, GCMS 34
The Knights took a 38-9 halftime lead en route to the blowout win in Tuesday’s Heart of Illinois Conference game in Gibson City.
Kyle Crowley scored a game-high 24 points for Fieldcrest, while Brady Sanders added 13 points and Nick Panzica chipped in 11.
DePue 70, QCC 42
Austin Zimmer scored 24 points and Jose Raya added 20 as the Little Giants rolled to the win Tuesday in DePue.
Alex Lopez chipped in 15 points for DePue, which led 35-19 at half and 51-27 after three quarters.
Rock Falls 51, Princeton 45
The Tigers could not keep pace in the non-conference game as it fell Tuesday in Rock Falls.
A trio of Marquette wrestlers all earned a pin fall win in Tuesday’s triangular at Midland.
Marquette 170-pounder David Johnson and 182-pounder John MacBean both recorded falls in the dual against Midland, while 106-pounder Jakob Weiss scored a pin in the dual against Eureka.
Fielcrest 57, GCMS 39
Haley Ruestman scored 27 points, grabbed six rebounds and had four assists as the Lady Knights rolled to the win HOIC win Tuesday in Gibson City.
Fieldcrest led 28-21 at half before it outscored GCMS 16-8 in the third quarter.
Tessa Holland added 17 points and four rebounds for Fieldcrest.
Westminster Christian 54, Marquette 34
The Lady Crusaders fell on the road in Tuesday’s non-conference game in Elgin.
Dixon 44, Princeton 25
The Tigresses scored just five points in each of the first two quarters as it fell in Tuesday’s game in Princeton.
Emmalee Sears had a team-high eight points for PHS, while Dixon’s Brooke Bailey had 28 points to outscored Princeton by herself.
Erie 68, Bureau Valley 28
The Storm managed just four shots and four points in the first quarter as they fell in the Three Rivers Athletic Conference game Tuesday in Manlius.
Heaven Bennett had team highs of eight rebounds and six points for BV.
Galva 50, Henry 32
Emma Cluskey scored 16 points and Shelby Wright added 10, but the Lady Mallards fell Tuesday in Henry.