Sports for 11-21

The SCC Blackhawks took down Kankakee, surviving a late surge to take the game 79-75. The Blackhawks improve to 5-1.

Iowa dropped their first game of the season at the Cayman Islands Invitational against Louisiana-Lafayette 80-71.

The Danville girls basketball team started their season with a 45-25 win over Lone Tree.

Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Omar Vizquel are among 19 first-time candidates on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame.

They are joined by Johan Santana, Chris Carpenter, Jamie Moyer, Andruw Jones and Carlos Lee, along with Kevin Millwood, Carlos Zambrano and Johnny Damon.