The IVCC men’s basketball team performed well on a big stage Saturday.
The Eagles led by three at halftime but outscored Prairie State by 11 points in the second half en route to a 72-58 non-conference victory at the United Center in Chicago.
Lamont Adair scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists, blocked three shots and swiped a pair of steals.
Corey McCrary had 17 points, Torrance Johnson scored 16 points and Mendota graduate Ross Arteaga added 15 points for the Eagles (8-8).
St. Bede had five wrestlers place Saturday at the Polo tournament.
James Peacock placed second in the 132-pound weight class and Andre Hurr was runner-up at 152. Also placing were Adam Hunter (fourth, 145), Spencer Barnes (sixth, 170) and John Barnes (sixth, 285).
La Salle-Peru went 0-3 Saturday against some stiff competition at the Oswego Mega Duals.
The Cavaliers, who are ranked No. 11 in Class 2A, lost 70-6 to Class 3A No. 9 Mt. Carmel, 55-14 to Naperville North — which is Class 3A honorable mention — and 57-12 to Streamwood.
While the team lost three times, a pair of individuals were undefeated in Jacob Nolan (3-0) and Jacob Wever (2-0).
Mendota lost three times Saturday, falling 60-12 to Burlington, 60-9 to Rochelle and 48-24 to Rockford Jefferson.
T.J. Christman earned a pair of victories at 145 pounds, while Jaron Robinson won twice at 152, including a pin against Jefferson.
Michael Rosalez rolled an 1,141 six-game series Saturday to help Mendota place second at Hall’s Red Devils Invitational at Ladd Lanes.
Cody Phalen added a 1,104 for the Trojans.
Streator won with 6,131 pins led by individual champion Ryley Taylor (1,485). St. Bede placed third with 5,362 and Hall placed fourth.
Devin Forbes had a 1,167 series for the Bruins, while Chris Moore added an 1,121.
Ciara Koepke rolled an 851 five-game series Saturday to earn an individual medal and help Ottawa to a second-place finish among 15 teams at the IMSA tournament.
Alexis Fuentes added an 831 series for the Lady Pirates.
Byron 53, Mendota 46
Amy Devitt scored a game-high 18 points Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Trojans dropped a Big Northern Conference West Division game in Mendota.
The Lady Trojans (16-2) trailed 22-19 at halftime and 35-30 after three quarters.
Morris 51, Marquette 29
The Lady Redskins were too much for the Lady Crusaders to handle Saturday in a non-conference game in Ottawa.
Sydney Stalker had eight points for Marquette (9-8), which trailed 23-14 at halftime.
Rochelle 74, Marquette 70
The Crusaders were outscored 28-21 in the fourth quarter as they let a non-conference game slip away Saturday in Ottawa.
Michael Sypniewski scored 20 points and had seven rebounds for Marquette (8-6), while Collin McLean added 17 points and eight assists.
Kewanee Wethersfield 82, Henry 72
Nathan Helle and Jake Schlosser had big nights Saturday as the pair combined for 46 points, but the Mallards couldn’t keep pace with Trevor Lay and the Flying Geese.
Helle scored 24 points and Schlosser had 22, but Lay scored 42 to lead Wethersfield to a non-conference victory in Henry.
The Geese led 44-32 at half.
Kyle Henderson added 14 points for Henry.