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Sterling stays unbeaten in NIB-12 West; Rockets win on road

Golden Warriors win again

The Sterling Golden Warriors remained undefeated in Northern Illinois Big 12 West play Tuesday, hitting the road and beating the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers 52-32.

The Warriors did most of their damage inside, as post players Kaitlyn Bauer, Kiarra Harris and Alexis Strong combined for 35 points. Bauer had 13 points and seven rebounds, Harris finished with 12 points and nine boards, and Strong scored 10 points. 

McKenna Pearson dished six assists, and Sterling (10-10, 5-0) committed just eight turnovers as it rolled out to a 37-16 lead through three quarters.

Rock Falls 53, Stillman Valley 33: The Rockets outscored the Cardinals 31-10 in the first and third quarters of a Big Northern West road win.

Bailey Schrader scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds for Rock Falls (8-11, 2-3), and Morgan Mammosser (12 points) and Jordan Giddings (10 points) also reached double figures. Mammosser added five assists and three rebounds, Giddings had five boards and four assists, and Aubree Johnson had five assists and two steals.

Amboy 47, Bureau Valley 23: The Clippers pulled away with a 28-6 run over the second and third quarters to win a Three Rivers makeup game at home.

Autumn Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Amboy (10-7, 3-4) in a game originally snowed out on Dec. 20. Brooke Lovgren, Kennedy Dinges, Kaitlyn Liebing and Micaela McCoy scored seven points apiece, with Liebing pulling down 10 rebounds, Lovgren nabbing four steals, and Dinges chipping in four steals and three assists.

Nicole Bornsheuer scored six points and blocked two shots, and Heaven Bennett had five points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals for the Storm (1-18, 0-6).

Eastland 79, Warren 27: The Cougars led 22-7 after one period and didn’t look back in an NUIC West game in Warren.

Ashley Napean led Eastland (15-6, 4-1) with 17 points, and Courtney Walker and and Hannah Hake added 14 apiece. Autumn Stiefel led Warren (0-13, 0-3) with nine points.

Faith 48, Cornerstone 25: The Falcons punctuated an NICC win on the road with an 18-4 advantage in the fourth period.

Amanda Smith scored 18 points for Faith (11-1, 6-0), and her sister, Sarah, added 16. Abby Hill led Cornerstone with 14.

Tuesday’s stars

Bailey Schrader, Rock Falls, 21 points, 6 rebounds

Ashley Napean, Eastland, 17 points

Kaitlyn Bauer, Sterling, 13 points, 7 rebounds

Autumn Smith, Amboy, 12 points, 13 rebounds


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