Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email dbayne@wrex.com.

Rockford Lutheran used a big run to pull away after falling into an early double-digit deficit, as the Crusaders knocked off [Woodstock] Marian, 97-55. 

Northern Illinois senior guard Chelby Koker was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskies to a 71-69 win at Eastern Illinois last Saturday. 

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