Marquette drops close opener

Kankakee Valley raced to a 22-7 lead and held off a Marquette Catholic rally to claim a 51-47 girls basketball victory in the teams' season opener Tuesday. Shena Easton led the Blazers with 11 points, followed by Ryleigh Grott, who scored eight to go with a career-high 21 rebounds. Ana Blakely registered seven points, eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals, while Ruth Bean accounted for seven points, seven boards and four assists in her Marquette debut.

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