The Dixon Duchesses picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, traveling to Stillman Valley and beating the Cardinals 37-21 in a Sauk Valley Shootout game.
Brooke Bailey led all scorers with 16 points for the Duchesses (1-1), who outscored Stillman 32-13 after the first quarter. Kari Wolfe added eight points.
Markie Woodbright led the Cardinals (0-2) with eight points.
Erie 57, Princeton 19: The Cardinals rolled past the tournament host Tigresses, outscoring Princeton 36-4 in the second half.
Ten different players scored for Erie (2-0), led by Peyton Rus’ nine points. Des Lawson and Paige Rus added eight points apiece, with Lawson adding team highs of eight rebounds and four assists.
Kewanee 47, Morrison 20: Lakin Goodman scored five points for the Fillies in a season-opening loss to the visiting Boilermakers.
Jenifer Ensley paced Kewanee with 14 points.
Eastland 54, RRSM 46: Haley Miller scored 13 points, and the Cougars won their season opener at home over River Ridge-Scales Mound.
Megan Janssen and Miranda Grisham each added eight points for Eastland (1-0), while Hannah Hake chipped in eight. The Cougars put the game away with an 18-12 scoring edge in the fourth quarter.
Dakota 56, AFC 36: Sarah Matson scored 13 points, and Alisyn Essex added 10 for the Raiders in a road loss against the Indians.
Jaycee Cleaver scored 11 points to lead Dakota (1-0).
Stockton 52, West Carroll 26: The Thunder were doubled up in both their season opener and NUIC West opener in Stockton. The Blackhawks also played their first game.
Dixon 3,979, DeKalb 3,418: Josh Rex paced a balanced attack with a 736 series to lead the Dukes past the Barbs in DeKalb.
Rex bowled games of 265, 205 and 266 in posting the match-high series. He was followed by Connor Allen (707), Andrew Hamburg (671), Brandon Bonnette (662), Ryan Dixon (640) and Lucas Bonnette (563).
Michael Belluzzi topped DeKalb with a 610 series.
Josh Rex, Dixon bowling, 736 series, 3 200+ games
Brooke Bailey, Dixon basketball, 16 points
Haley Miller, Eastland basketball, 13 points
Sarah Matson, AFC basketball, 13 points
Des Lawson, Erie basketball, 8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists