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Wiggins, Zeitz lead West Aurora to win
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Published: 1/12/2013 11:13 PM

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West Aurora 45, Glenbard East 35: Alexis Wiggins and Abriya Zeitz collected 14 points each to spark the Blackhawks in DuPage Valley Conference play. Molly Jordan helped seal the win for West Aurora (9-9, 4-5) with stellar defensive play in the second half.

St. Edward 42, Aurora Central Catholic 34: St. Edward’s girls basketball team has had a rough season to say the least.

But Saturday, things got a bit better for the Green Wave.

Using a stifling second-half defense to overcome an 8-point halftime deficit, St. Edward defeated Aurora Central Catholic 42-34 in Suburban Christian Conference play in Elgin, just the Green Wave’s second win of the season.

“We had great intensity in the second half and it all started with our defense,” said Wave coach Michelle Dawson, whose team allowed the Chargers just 8 points in the final 16 minutes.

Rena Ranallo led the way for the Green Wave (2-19, 1-6) with 15 points. Cece Rapp had 8 points and 11 rebounds and Clarissa Ramos added 8 points as the Wave snapped a 6-game losing streak.

Sophomore Alex Horton tallied 12 points for Aurora Central Catholic (8-10, 1-6).

Aurora Christian 50, Chicago Christian 39: Alyssa Andersen led the way with 20 points as the Eagles claimed the Suburban Christian Gold Division victory. Alex Hultine added 8 points for Aurora Christian (14-6, 4-2).

Ottawa 50, Kaneland 30: Ashley Prost paced Kaneland with 10 points, but the Knights (11-7, 3-3) shot a dismal 6-of-23 from the line in a Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover loss.