January 23, 2009 by lmorgan
ELGIN — There’s a saying in sports that defense wins championships. If that’s true, then good things are going to happen to the Pope John Lady Crusaders.
On Friday night the Lady Crusaders clamped down on Stuart, holding them to single-digit scoring in all four quarters en route to a 55 to 20 victory. Earlier Action On Tuesday night, Pope John posted a road victory over Lindsay Holy Family by the score of 47 to 33.
ELGIN — Playing in the friendly confines of the Eagles’ gymnasium, Elgin claimed a 35 to 33 victory over Newman Grove Tuesday night in girls basketball action.
ELGIN — Trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter, Pope John rallied to defeat Stuart 42 to 39 Friday night.
ELGIN — Between the two teams, Elgin and Ewing had lost only three times prior to Friday night. Matched up against one another, Ewing got the better of the Eagles, winning the game by a score of 50 to 32.
PALMER — All eight Elgin wrestlers who competed Saturday at the Palmer Invitational placed among the best in their respective weight classes.
Sebastian Janssen, Anthony Hemenway and Austin Stamp led Elgin with third place performances in their respective weight classes. Placing fifth were Nathan Anderson and Devin Brown. Finishing sixth were Shane Vanis, A.J. Braband and Hoyt Meis. Elgin finished sixth with 67 points.
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