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Sterling falls to Moline; Erie wins at own tournament

Rockets roll past Cougars

Published: Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 10:58 p.m. CDT • Updated: Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 6:18 p.m. CDT

The Rock Falls Rockets picked up their second nonconference win of the week Saturday, defeating the Eastland Cougars 51-41 at Tabor Gym.

Jordan Giddings had 15 points, four rebounds and two steals for the Rockets (6-7), while Morgan Mammosser finished with 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. 

Rock Falls led 29-21 at halftime, then clamped down defensively in the third quarter to extend the margin to 42-28. Linsey Brown hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored eight points, Aubree Johnson had four rebounds, three assists and two steals to go with her 3-pointer, and Jessica Wind grabbed a team-high five rebounds and four steals and scored two points.

Courtney Walker paced the Cougars (11-3) with 10 points, and Izy Todd and Katrina Hatheway chipped in eight points apiece.

Sterling shootout

Moline 52, Sterling 46: Morgan Gerard had 26 points, six rebounds and two steals to lead the Maroons past the Golden Warriors on Saturday in the opening game of the final day of the Sterling Shootout at Musgrove Fieldhouse.

Stephanie Kester hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points to lead Sterling, which trailed 25-15 at halftime before battling back. Kaitlyn Bauer added 10 points and three rebounds, and Kiarra Harris chipped in eight points, four rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot.

Erie tournament

Monmouth-Roseville 51, Fulton 42: The Steamers trailed just 38-35 heading into the fourth quarter, but were outscored 13-7 over the final 8 minutes at the Warkins Cardinal Classic.

Morgan Sanquist scored a game-high 17 points for Fulton (5-10), and Morgan Wierema added 10. Destiny Smith led Monmouth-Roseville with 15 points.

Knoxville 50, Morrison 17: The Fillies fell behind 15-0 after one quarter and never recovered in Erie.

Alyssa Canales, Lakin Goodman and Chelsea Eads each scored four points for Morrison (2-8). Kelly Lenz led Knoxville with 12.

Wethersfield 53, Bureau Valley 26: Caitlin Miller hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Geese past the Storm in Erie.

Nicole Bornsheuer scored nine points and Lacey DeVenney had eight to pace BV (1-12). Kristen Parsons had 14 points for Wethersfield.

Erie 62, Galva 46: The Cardinals won their opener in their own tournament, jumping out to a 37-23 lead by halftime and never looking back.

Peyton Rus scored 13 points, and Paige Rus and Courtney Cobert added 10 each for Erie (9-2). Rachel Cobert added eight points and 13 rebounds, and Laykin Miner chipped in seven points, six rebounds, six steals and four assists.

Bowling

Oregon 4th at BNC Meet: The Hawks placed four bowlers in the top 10 individually and finished fourth in the seven-team Big Northern Meet at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris.

Oregon's total pinfall was 4,235, 11 behind third-place Mendota (4,246). Marengo won the meet with 5,295, and Rockford Christian was second with 4,408.

Senior Amber Tucker led the Hawks with a sixth-place finish, racking up a 1,007 six-game series highlighted by a 199 high game. Freshman MacKenzie Tague was eighth with a 969 that also included a 199 high game, and junior Karissa Corbin was 10th with a 926.

Marengo's Dominique Bailey won the individual title with a 1,205 series; she started off with games of 205 and 216, then closed the day with a 225 game.

Saturday's stars

Morgan Sanquist, Fulton, 17 points

Jordan Giddings, RF, 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Laykin Miner, Erie, 7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals, 4 assists

Amber Tucker, Oregon bowling, 6th place at Big Northern Meet

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