Sports Report 11/17/22 | The voice of LaSalle County since 1952!

In local sports, Shepherd 7th Grade Lady Rams defeated Coal City 14-8 on Tuesday.Kennedy Kane had 6 points. Chloe Thrush had 4 points. Shepherd 8th Grade Lady Rams defeated Coal City 31-2. Ashlynn Ganiere had 16 points 9 rebounds Meredith Waldron had 9 points. In high school girls Putnam County hoops defeated Streator 47-28. At Dettore’s Town Lanes on Wednesday, the host Ottawa boys’ bowling team defeated the visiting Hall Red Devils 2,785-2,017. Nolan Brandt’s 631 streak (224, 222 games high) led the Pirates. Evan Spencer was next in line with a 510 (202). In action tonight the Ottawa Lady Pirates take on Peoria Notre Dame at the Prairie Central Tournament. At the Falcon-Irish Tournament the Marquette Lady Cru will face Fieldcrest in a 2-0 teams match.

>>Bulls fall on pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) — The Chicago Bulls were crushed by the New Orleans Pelicans in a 124-110 loss at the Smoothie King Center. The Bulls took a five-point lead early in the second quarter, but the Pelicans took control from there and led by as many as 26 points going into the quarter. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 28 points in the losing effort, and Zach LaVine finished with 25. The Bulls have lost their last three contests dropping to 6 and 9. They host the Magic tomorrow night.

>>The Blackhawks lose to the Blues

(Chicago, IL) — The Chicago Blackhawks gave up three goals in the second period of a 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Arvid Soderblom made 30 saves in the losing effort. The 6-7-and-3 Blackhawks visit the Bruins on Saturday night.

>>Candace Parker returns for the sixteenth season

(No date) – The Chicago Sky has a chance to bring Candace Parker back into the fold for 2023. The free agent forward has announced that he plans to return for his 16th season as long as his body holds up. Parker signed a two-year contract with the Sky prior to the 2021 season. She led Chicago to a WNBA championship later that season, and averaged 13 point two points and eight point six rebounds per game in her second year with the team last season. Parker is one of a handful of key Chicago players entering free agency this season, including Courtney Vandersloot and Emma Meesseman.

>>Ireland basketball fight beats southern Indiana

(South Bend, IN) – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish go undefeated following an 82-70 victory over Southern Indiana at the Joyce Center. Notre Dame raced to a 17-point lead at halftime and made it to the finish line. Trey Wertz scored 20 points in the win, while Nate Laszewski had 18 points and ten rebounds. The 3-and-0 Fighting Irish take on Lipscomb tomorrow night.

>>College basketball summary

(undated) – In other college basketball action, Tonight, Illinois State hosts Northwestern State, Southern Illinois hosts Tennessee State, and Northern Illinois visits Georgia Tech.

>>Fields wins Ground Player Of The Week award

(Lake Forest, IL) – NFL fans are showing Justin Fields some love after his big game against the Lions Sunday. Yesterday the Bears quarterback was voted FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week. Fields rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries in a 31-30 loss to Detroit. In other team news, five players missed practice yesterday, including starting running back David Montgomery and starting tight end Cole Kmet.

>>Cease finishes second to AL Cy Young

(Chicago, IL) — Dylan Cease failed to win his first career American League Cy Young Award yesterday. The White Sox ace finished second in award voting behind unanimous Houston winner Justin Verlander. Termination received 14 second-place votes and ten third-place votes. The 26-year-old went 14 and 8 with a 2.20 ERA and 227 strikeouts in 184 innings pitched last season.

>> Summary of college football

(undated) – In yesterday’s college football action, Northern Illinois lost to Ohio’s Miami 29-23.

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