Don’t count out the Dukes until all the pins are counted.
Dixon roared back from a ho-hum morning at the Northern Illinois Big 12 conference bowling tournament at Bowl Mor Lanes in Streator to win the event with 6,969 total pins.
The Dukes sat in third place after the afternoon session with 3,307 pins. With 3,662 in the afternoon, they rolled past DeKalb (6,897).
After winning the event by more than 300 pins last year, the Dukes trailed the Barbs by 100 pins before combining for 1,248 pins in the sixth and final game.
Josh Rex led the evening charge with a 725 three-game series. His 1,274 total pins were tops at the event, and his 259 closing game was the third-highest of the day. He was outdone by teammate Andrew Hamburg’s 264 finale, the second-highest game of the event. His 1,243 series ranked fourth. Connor Allen was third with 1,251.
Milledgeville 51, Hiawatha 35: Jordan Harris led the Missiles with 11 points, but Kaleb Ebersole’s third-period outburst fueled a nonconference win in Milledgeville.
Ebersole scored eight of his 10 points in the period, during which Milledgeville (4-9) used a 21-11 advantage to break up a 16-16 tie.
Morrison 41, Hall 29: The Fillies took a 16-11 lead after one and didn’t look back in a nonconference tilt in Spring Valley.
Josh Rex, Dixon bowling, 1,274 series, highest at NIB-12 meet
Andrew Hamburg, Dixon bowling, 264 finale was 2nd-high game of meet
Kaleb Ebersole, Milledgeville basketball, 8 of 10 points in third period