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February 27, 2014

Seneca ends Prophets' run

PRINCETON, Ill. — A first-quarter upset bid that looked promising fizzled for Prophetstown on Wednesday in a 60-34 loss to top-seeded Seneca in the semifinals of the Illinois Class 2A Princeton Regional boys basketball tournament.

Daniel Shirley, who led the Prophets with nine points, made a 3-point basket and a two-pointer in the opening quarter to help Prophetstown build a 12-8 lead.

Conlan Callahan, who led Seneca with 23 points, made back-to-back 3-pointers to get the Fighting Irish rolling in the second quarter. Alex Bott (14 points) scored six points, and Callahan scored two more as Seneca went ahead 22-17 at halftime. The lead grew to 40-30 after three quarters.

The loss ended a nine-game winning streak for Prophetstown, which closed the season with a 15-14 record.

SENECA 60, PROPHETSTOWN 34

PROPHETSTOWN (15-14) — Grant Ames 2 0-0 6, Austin Meadows 0 0-0 0, Ethan Howard 1 2-2 4, Seth Cady 3 0-2 7. Daniel Shirley 4 0-0 9, Chris Bauer 0 0-2 0, Josh Paul 0 0-0 0, Justin Stees 0 0-0 0, Austin Gerlach 4 0-0 8, Josh Sigel 0 0-2 0. Totals 14 2-8 34.

SENECA — Alex Bott 7 0-0 14, Carter Gallick 1 0-0 3, Ben Barnett 0 3-4 3, Ross McCormick 0 0-0 0, Conlan Callahan 8 4-4 23, James Miller 0 0-0 0, Scott Anderson 0 0-0 0, Ben Rohder 1 0-0 3, Brandon Viken 0 0-0 0, Austin Applebee 3 1-2 8, Brandon Pasdertz 0 0-0 0, Devin Leo 0 2-2 2, Brad Wyss 2 0-2 4. Totals 22 10-14 60.

Prophetstown 12 5 13 4 — 34

Seneca 8 14 18 20 — 60

3-point goals — Prophetstown 4 (Ames 2, Cady, Shirley); Seneca 6 (Callahan 3, Gallick, Rohder, Applebee). Total fouls — Prophetstown 12, Seneca 9.

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