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Girls roundup: Comets come back to clip Amboy

Sterling, Dixon lose NIB-12 crossover games; Rockets fall to Lutheran

After playing from behind most of the game Saturday, the Newman Comets rallied to pick up a Three Rivers girls basketball win on the road, beating the Amboy Clippers 39-36.

The Comets (12-8, 8-2) trailed 29-25 entering the fourth quarter, then outscored the Clippers (11-8, 4-5) 14-7 over the final 8 minutes. Rachel Hageman had 13 points and five rebounds, and Mary Alice Oswalt added nine points and four steals.

Brooke Lovgren and Autumn Smith paced Amboy with nine points apiece.

Rochelle 51, Sterling 40: Without hobbled standout Kiarra Harris, the visiting Golden Warriors (11-11) fell to the Hubs (13-5) in their NIB-12 crossover game.

With Harris nursing an ankle injury, Sterling could not contain Rochelle’s Michelle Dobbs, who scored 22 points, helping her mom and Hubs coach, Kay Dobbs, earn her 300th win.

Stephanie Kester scored 13 points to lead the Warriors.

Sycamore 27, Dixon 21: The Duchesses dropped a low-scoring NIB-12 crossover match at Lancaster Gym.

Kacie Dillow led Dixon (6-13) with eight points.

Lutheran 59, Rock Falls 50: The Rockets were outscored 23-9 in the fourth quarter of a Big Northern West loss at Tabor Gym.

Morgan Mammosser hit both 3-pointers for Rock Falls (8-12, 2-5) and led all scorers with 23 points. Bailey Schrader added 16 points for the Rockets.

Sam Rundblade scored 21 points for the Crusaders (15-3, 5-2).

Prophetstown 72, Bureau Valley 34: In Manlius, the Prophets became the first team in the Sauk Valley, boys or girls, to reach the 20-win plateau, as they handed the Storm their 20th loss.

Prophetstown (20-3, 8-1) led 32-5 after one period before pulling their starters midway through the second quarter. Ten different players scored, led by Cassie Reiley’s 13 points.

Krista Naaktgeboren led BV (1-20, 0-8) with 13 points, hitting all three of the Storm’s 3s.

Erie splits at Lena: The Cardinals, playing their third and fourth games in 48 hours, beat Pearl City 40-29, then fell to the host Panthers 51-42 at the Lena-Winslow tournament.

Kayla Waggoner scored 12 points and Des Lawson 10 for Erie (16-6) against the Wolves.

Courtney Cobert scored 20 points against Le-Win.

Riverdale 60, Morrison 25: The Fillies fell behind 35-13 by halftime and never recovered in a Three Rivers loss at home.

Lakin Goodman scored nine points to pace Morrison (3-16, 1-8). Elle May scored 21 for the Rams (15-2, 6-1).

Polo 47, Orangeville 31: Aleetra Roberts’ double-double led the Marcos past the Broncos in an NUIC East game in Polo.

Roberts finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Keeley Meyer added 13 points for Polo (5-12, 4-4).

Milledgeville 65, South Beloit 50: The Missiles sealed the NUIC East home victory with a 20-12 edge in the fourth quarter.

Taylor Grenoble and Kayleigh Leddy scored 15 points apiece for Milledgeville (4-13, 2-6). The Missiles outscored the SoBos 23-7 from the free-throw line.

Pecatonica 53, AFC 27: The Raiders were outscored 34-9 in the second half of an NUIC East loss in Ashton.

Sarah Matson scored 14 points for AFC (8-10, 1-7), hitting nine of 20 free throws.


Sterling 3rd in Galesburg: Led by Destinee Howard’s third-place individual finish, the Golden Warriors rolled to third place as a team at the 10-team Silver Streaks Invitational.

Sterling bowled a 5,353 to finish behind Moline (5,686) and United Township (5,583); Moline placed three bowlers in the top five individually. Howard’s 1,241 placed her behind UT’s Kayla Crawford (1,314) and Moline’s Jessica Howell (1,247).

College basketball

Sauk Valley 68, Kennedy-King 45: The Skyhawks rolled to a nonconference win at home over a Region IV foe, led by Lydia Box’s 23 points and eight rebounds.

Box hit five of Sauk’s six 3-pointers, and Holly Nicklaus hit the other en route to a seven-point, eight-assist, five-rebound performance. Sheldeen Joseph and Arlicia Turner scored 12 points apiece, with Turner grabbing seven rebounds and Joseph dishing six assists.

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