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Local roundup: Another upset in Steamer country, as Newman girls fall

The Morgans had a big night as Fulton’s girls basketball team sprung a Three Rivers upset of Newman, 37-31 on Monday in Fulton.

Morgan Sanquist led the Steamers (7-15, 2-5) with 13 points, and Morgan Wierema added 12. Mary Alice Oswalt scored 12 points for Newman (12-9, 8-3), which shot 9-for-22 at the free-throw line as a team.

After the Comets used an 11-5 advantage in the second to trail just 16-15 at the break, the Steamers won the third 7-5 and the fourth 14-11.

Eastland 40, Lena-Winslow 35: Katrina Hatheway and Christa Vandenburgh provided a spark off the bench to help the Cougars to a NUIC West win in Lena. 

Hatheway finished with a team-high 10 points for Eastland (16-6, 5-1). Lena-Winslow fell to 4-9 overall and 1-4 in the NUIC West.

Boys basketball

East Dubuque 51, West Carroll 45: Travis Hartman hit four 3-pointers, but the Thunder could not fend off a fourth-quarter surge by the Warriors in East Dubuque. 

Hartman finished with 16 points. Tommy Losch added 12 points for West Carroll (7-13, 2-3 NUIC West).

Adam Lange had 16 points for East Dubuque (10-3, 3-1). 

Girls bowling

Sterling 2,669, Galesburg 2,062: The Golden Warriors finished strong in a nonconference meet at Blackhawk Lanes.

After games of 865 and 839, Sterling (7-2 in duals) racked up 965 in the finale. Junior Destinee Howard paced the Warriors with a 608 and converted a 6-7-10 split in the 10th frame of Game 3 to close with a 212.


Amboy 60, Princeton 18: The Clippers lost just one contested match on their home mat.

Andrew Ferguson earned the fastest pin, squeezing Tyler Webster 26 seconds into the 120-pound bout. Jason Bontz (152), Andrew Klein (160), Ryan Leffelman (170), Jackson Sorrells (182) and Travis Westenfelt (195) added pins for Amboy.

Monday’s stars

Destinee Howard, Sterling girls bowling, 608 series

Travis Hartman, West Carroll basketball, 16 points

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