OLYMPIA — Oakwood/Armstrong-Potomac’s Antonio Alvarez had a tough start to this weekend’s IHSA Class A sectional at Stanford Olympia High school, losing his first match on Friday.
On Saturday, Alvarez rallied with four wins in the wrestlebacks to earn third place and a trip to Champaign for next week’s IHSA state wrestling finals.
Alvarez defeated Leroy’s Brock Danko 11-1, Camp Point’s Jared McClintock 14-4, pinned Glasford Illini Bluffs’ Cole Watkins in 3 minutes and 12 seconds and beat Herscher’s Luke Morales 11-4 for third place.
Also, Danville’s Javonte Crider also battled back in a Class 2A sectional in Chatham Glenwood. Crider lost his opening bout at 120 pounds, but ran through the gauntlet to take third place with a 8-6 win over Jerseyville’s Brandon Critchfield.
The highest local finisher for the day was Bismarck-Henning’s Whalen Rockwell, who advanced to the title match of the 182-pound class at Olympia and fell short 4-2 to Herscher’s Matt Marcotte.
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
DACC 81, ICC 72
DANVILLE — For the start of the Danville Area Community College’s final run through the regular season, it had to go against Illinois Central College, who was a 20-game winner and held a 78-73 win earlier in the season against the Jaguars.
But DACC got going after its first timeout of the game and would go on to win 81-72 on Saturday at Mary Miller Gym to hand ICC its fourth straight defeat.
“We were down 8-2 and then we went on a run that gave us a 39-32 lead at halftime,” DACC coach DaJuan Gouard said. “This was a win that gives us confidence because the last four conference games are at home.
Kenny Dean led the Jaguars with 16 points, while Tre Granger had 12, D’Lando Carter had 11 points and six rebounds and Virgil Fleming added 10 points.