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Eighth graders improve but struggle against large Sycamore team

Posted: Monday, Nov 12th, 2012

Dylan Papke defends against an inbound at a recent home game. Papke had five steals and six blocks against Sycamore (Photo by Eric Chalus)

SYCAMORE — A large and fast Sycamore team would not be denied on its home court Thursday evening as the Rochelle Middle School eighth grade A-Team fell 50-30.

“Wow, Sycamore was really good,” Rochelle head coach Brian Heinrich said. “We had a horrible start, but I was proud of how we battled the rest of the game.”

Despite the 20-point deficit, the Royals did what they could against Sycamore and its 6’5” center.

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