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Indians run by Rockets

Dukes lose in bowling, but Duchesses roll

With Steven Armoska under the weather and out of the lineup, the Rock Falls Rockets couldn’t keep up with Winnebago, losing 79-56 on Tuesday on the road.

The Indians jumped out to a 30-15 lead after one period and didn’t look back in the Big Northern West tilt.

Jace Anderson hit three 3s and led Rock Falls (7-3, 0-2) with 19 points, while Austin Donoho chipped in 18. Jacoby Posley led Winnebago (9-0, 2-0) with 20 and hit two of its 10 3s.

Newman 47, Bureau Valley 39: Kyle Moore scored 14 points and A.J. Sharp added 13, as the Comets rallied past the Storm in Manlius.

Newman (7-2, 3-1 Three Rivers) trailed 32-29 entering the final quarter before pulling out the win.

Parker Neuhalfen led Bureau Valley (9-5, 2-2) with 14 points, Tommy Johnston had 11 and Brian Lange added 10.

Girls basketball

Stockton 54, Polo 32: Emily Langfield sank five of the Blackhawks’ 11 3-pointers as they romped past the Marcos in an NUIC crossover clash at Stockton.

Langfield scored a game-high 15 points for the Blackhawks (7-4). Aleetra Roberts led Polo (3-10) with 12 points. Brecken Albrecht added eight.

Riverdale 76, West Carroll 31: Elle May and Hannah Nimrick led the Rams on their home floor with 22 and 19 points, respectively.

Kaylee Vos led West Carroll (2-7) with nine points in the nonconference game. Riverdale (9-2) led 45-15 at the half.

Wrestling

United Township 54, Dixon 24: The Dukes collected four pins but lost a nonconference meet at The Pit.

Dixon sophomore Trent Scott was the fastest to squeeze his opponent, earning a pin with 36 seconds left in the first round of the 182-pound bout. The Dukes forfeited three matches.

Boys bowling

Rochelle 3,443, Dixon 3,367: If not for a Hubs hiccup in the middle game, the Dukes might have been swept in a Northern Illinois Big 12 meet on the road.

Brandon Bonnette had a meet-best 662 series (254-229-179) for the Dukes, who only took two conference points, coming in a 1,138-986 victory in Game 2.

Girls bowling

Dixon 2,711, Rock Island 2,307: The Duchesses improved to 7-1 in duals with a comfortable victory on the road.

Kayla Bonnette – Brandon’s sister – led the Dukes with a 622 series (147-243-232), and Autumn Day added a 550 set. Rocky only won the opening game, 788-771, before Dixon found its groove.

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