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Local roundup: Steamers stun Cardinals in Fulton

The Fulton Steamers rallied in the fourth quarter and stunned the Erie
Cardinals 49-46 in overtime for their first Three Rivers victory of the season Friday in Fulton.

Behind 12 points apiece from Nick Fish and T.J. Huizenga, Fulton (4-16, 1-5) tied the game with an 11-6 fourth-period advantage and outscored Erie (11-7, 3-2) 7-4 in overtime.

Jacob Johnston led the Cardinals with 19 points.

Bureau Valley 46, Amboy 41: The Clippers won the first, third and fourth periods, but were outscored 14-2 in the
second frame of a Three Rivers game in Manlius.

Tommy Johnston led Bureau Valley (14-8, 3-4) with 28 points.

Amboy (6-11, 2-5) used a gimmick 1-3 zone with a chaser to hold Parker Neuhalfen to just four points, but the zone gave the Storm a decided rebounding advantage.

Oregon 60, Byron 55: Ian Holley hit three of his six 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to help the Hawks to their first Big Northern West win after the home game was tied after three quarters. 

Holley finished with 18 points. Caleb Mowry added 16 points as the Hawks (10-7, 1-4) outscored Byron 21-16 in the final frame. 

Dalton Payton scored 27 points for Byron (8-8, 0-4).

Kewanee 62, Morrison 42: The Mustangs
couldn’t keep up with the Three Rivers-leading Boilermakers in Morrison. 

Kyle Meurs led the way for Morrison (3-17, 0-6) with 10 points. Matt Wilkens and Connor Duncan each had six points. 

Dalton Nuding scored 14 points for Kewanee (14-2, 7-0).

Polo 59, Forreston 50: The Marcos rallied from a 46-38 deficit on the road to steal an NUIC East game from the Cardinals.

AJ Dollmeyer led Polo (10-5, 3-2) with 19 points, and Brian Cavanaugh added 17. Robert DeVries led Forreston (4-11, 2-4) with 15 points.

West Carroll 63, Pearl City 49: Three Thunder players scored in double figures, and West Carroll pulled away in the third period of an NUIC West game in Pearl City.

West Carroll outscored the Wolves 19-9 in the third after leading just 29-28 at the half. Jordan Bacero led the Thunder (7-12, 2-2) with 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Trevor Jones posted a double-
double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. He also blocked five shots, and Tommy Losch added 12 points.

Cody Kluck led Pearl City (3-13, 0-4) with 11 points.

Eastland 59, Stockton 45: After scoring just four points in the opening period, the Cougars scored at least 12 in each period the rest of the way in an NUIC West tilt in Stockton.

Dalton Shaner and Ty Hartman paced Eastland (13-3, 4-0) with 21 and 20 points, respectively. The Cougars outscored the Blackhawks 22-15 in the second period to take a 26-23 halftime lead and finished with a 21-7 advantage in the fourth.

Faith Christian 43, Galesburg Christian 31: The Falcons jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back in Grand Detour. 

Adam Dettman had a big night with 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Isaac Weber added six points and 13 rebounds for Faith (10-5).

Girls basketball

Erie 45, Belvidere 31: Five Cardinals scored at least six points, and Erie was never threatened in its opening game at the Lena-Winslow

Courtney Cobert led Erie (15-5) with 11 points and eight rebounds. Peyton Rus scored nine points, and Lakin Miner and Paige Rus added eight apiece.

The Cardinals play Pearl City at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday before facing
the host Panthers at 3:30.

Faith Christian 49, Morning Star 22: Sarah Smith scored 18 points, and her sister, Amanda, added 15 in Grand Detour.

Faith (12-1, 7-0 NICC) outscored Morning Star 14-4 in the second period. Amanda Vermeer led the visitors with 10 points.

Friday’s stars

Dalton Shaner and Ty Hartman, Eastland, 21 and 20 points, respectively

Jordan Bacero, West Carroll, 19 points, 8 rebounds

Trevor Jones, West Carroll, 15 points, 11 rebounds

AJ Dollmeyer, Polo, 19 points

Ian Holley, Oregon, 18 points, 6 3-pointers

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