The Fulton Steamers repeatedly solved the Eastland Cougars’ press in the first half of a Pearl City tournament game, but the second half was an altogether different story.
Eastland (10-1) won 48-38 after trailing 22-11 at the break. The Cougars pulled off the press in the second half and got within a single point at 27-26 going into the fourth period. Breah Brookman had 11 of her 13 points in the final frame and tied Lexis Macomber for team high.
Morgan Sanquist led Fulton (4-7) and all scorers with 21 points.
Byron 54, Morrison 15: The Tigers raced out to an 18-4 advantage over the Fillies and never looked back at Polo.
Mayson Whipple made four 3-pointers and scored 23 points for Byron (10-0).
Chelsea Eads, Adrienne Banks and Rachel Davis each scored four points for Morrison (1-5).
Forreston 57, Milledgeville 42: The Cardinals doubled up the Missiles 12-6 in the opening period and gradually built on the lead.
Maggie Curry scored a game-high 15 points for Forreston (9-2), which pulled away with a 19-11 advantage in the third period. The Missiles (1-9), led by Taylor Grenoble’s 10 points, outscored the Cardinals 13-8 in the fourth period.
Faith Christian 32, East Moline Christian 14: Tressa Schuler led Faith with nine points in an NICC victory on the road.
Eleven players saw playing time for the Falcons (8-1, 4-0 NICC), who blanked their host 8-0 in the fourth period.
Morgan Sanquist, 21 of Fulton’s 38 points
Izy Todd, Eastland, 11 of 13 points in fourth period