The Oregon Hawks dominated West Carroll to the tune of a 59-26 win in the third-place game Saturday at the Polo tournament.
The Hawks' dominance was perhaps secondary to Sam Lambrigtsen reaching a milestone in just her junior season.
The 5-foot-5 guard scored 23 points, including the 1,000th point of her prep career. She shot 10-for-15 from the field and 2-for-2 at the free-throw line, helping Oregon (9-3) seize a 57-22 lead through three quarters. None of the Hawks' starters played in the fourth.
Abby Maike shot 5-for-5 from the field to lead West Carroll (2-6) with 10 points.
Forreston 62, Morrison 22: The Cardinals jumped out to a 42-15 lead at the half of the fifth-place game.
Hannah Curry hit two 3s and scored a game-high 17 points for Forreston (10-4), which got nine players into the scoring column. Lakin Goodman hit two 3s, as well, and led Morrison (2-7) with 11 points.
Milledgeville 41, Polo 38: The Missiles (2-10) earned seventh place at the Polo tournament by beating the Marcos (3-9) in a matchup between NUIC East rivals.
Sterling loses twice at home: The Montini Broncos did it with balance, and the Richwoods Knights got a monstrous first quarter from Olivia Elger. Both teams got the jump on the Golden Warriors and didn't look back on Day 2 of the Sterling Shootout at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
Montini's Malayna Johnson scored all of her team-high 12 points in the first three periods for the Broncos (13-0), who led 25-5 after one. They closed with an 18-4 advantage in the fourth to win 75-31.
Elger led the Knights (11-2) to a 68-32 victory, scoring 17 of her game-high 22 points in the opening frame, after which Richwoods led 24-10. Stephanie Kester led Sterling (6-6) in both games, with 15 against Montini and nine against Richwoods. All of her points came on 3-pointers.
Riverdale 71, Rock Falls 28: The Rockets struggled against the Rams on both ends of the court in a nonconference loss at Tabor Gym.
Jordan Giddings led Rock Falls (4-6) with 15 points. Hannah Nimrick had 26 points and nine rebounds for Riverdale (9-2).
AFC 69, LaMoille-Ohio 41: Sarah Matson was deadly from long range in scoring a 26 points in a nonconference game in Ashton.
The AFC senior hit six 3s, and sophomore Alisyn Essex added 20 points for the Raiders (5-4), who led 37-18 at the half.
Kewanee 61, Bureau Valley 19: The Boilermakers evened their Three Rivers record with a convincing victory in Manlius.
The Storm slipped to 1-11 overall and 0-5 in the conference, while Kewanee moved to 7-6, 3-3.
Sterling 5th, Dixon 6th in DeKalb: It took finishing with a big bang for the Golden Warriors to hold off Dixon and place fifth in a meet chock full of state title hopefuls.
Sterling, led by Amber Granzow's 1,194 six-game series, good for 12th individually, threw a 943 in the sixth game after enduring 10 splits and an 831 in the penultimate game.
Granzow struck in three of the last four frames in the finale, her future college roommate Samantha Lewis ended with a five-bagger, and Brandy Behrens finished with a hambone. The Golden Warriors' 5,473 total pins were 75 more than Dixon's 5,398. Devan Gearhart led the Duchesses with a 1,248 six-game series, good for sixth individually.
Waubonsee Valley ran away with the title, its 6,031 total besting Jefferson by 148 pins.
Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon basketball, 23 points, surpassed 1,000 in her prep career
Riley Walters, Prophetstown basketball, 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals
Sarah Matson, AFC, 26 points, 6 3s
Devan Gearhart, Dixon bowling, 1,248 series (6th individually in DeKalb)