At the Colmone Classic on Wednesday, St Bede were winners, defeating Marquette 60 to 55. Paul Hart scored 29 points for St Bede in the win off of 5 three pointers and an 11 of 21 shooting night overall. Sean Kissell once again led Marquette in scoring with 19 points backed up by 17 from Nick Melvin but Marquette could not close the gap.
Marquette moved to 0 and 2 on the tournament having lost to Kewanee earlier. St Bede is now 1 and 1 also having lost to Kewanee. Marquette will play 0 and 2 Mendota tonight while St Bede will play against 1 and 1 Princeton.
Fieldcrest defeated Mendota on Wednesday night to earn the chance to play Kewanee on Friday. Koy Allen had 17 to lead Fieldcrest in a balanced scoring attack which alsoi featured 14 points from Cory Land and 13 from Jaxon Cusac-McKay who also led the team in robounding. Alexis Quintana led the struggling Mendota squad with 11 points. Final score 79 to 37 in favor of Fieldcrest.
Thursday's schedule for the Colmone Classic includes
Mendota vs Marquette at 5 Pm and
Putnam County vs Bureau Valley at 6:30 Pm then
Princeton vs St Bede closes the night at 8 Pm
Hall vs Pontiac at 5 Pm
Kewanee vs Fieldcrest at 6:30 Pm and
Plano vs Rock Falls
Winners on Thursday will play early games on Saturday to determine the final 12 team rankings. Games get underway at Hall High School on Saturday at 12 Noon and will run into the night before the final rankings and Colmone Classic Champion are revealed Saturday night at 7:30 Pm.