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Boys basketball roundup: Johnston, Erie dodge upset bid by Morrison

Jacob Johnston tossed in 24 points to help Erie win 44-42 and fend off an Three Rivers upset bid from visiting Morrison.

Also for Erie (14-8, 6-3), Connor Saad had eight points.

Alexander Volckmann and Matt Wilkens each had 10 points for Morrison (3-21, 0-9).

Riverdale 53, Bureau Valley 51: The Storm outscored the Rams 24-13 in the middle periods and led 39-38 entering the fourth, but dropped a Three Rivers nailbiter in Port Byron.

Jared Richmond led Riverdale (11-10, 6-3) with 27 points. Parker Neuhalfen and Tommy Johnston paced Bureau Valley with 15 and 14, respectively.

Prophetstown 53, Amboy 48: Carter Ames scored 22 points to lead the Prophets past the hard-charging Clippers in Prophetstown.

Devin Johnson added 10 points for Prophetstown (11-10, 5-4 Three Rivers), which led 16-0 after the first quarter.

Amboy (6-15, 2-8) hit five of its six 3-point baskets in the second half. Tyson Powers had 20 and Damon Quest added 17.

Stillman Valley 59, Oregon 58, OT: The Cardinals rallied to force overtime, outscoring the Hawks 22-11 in the fourth period of a Big Northern West game at the Blackhawk Center.

Caleb Mowry went off for 35 points for Oregon (11-9, 1-6), including all eight of the Hawks’ points in OT. Trevor Gerig led Stillman (7-10, 2-5) with 23 points, 19 of them coming after the break.

Milledgeville 51, Pecatonica 42: Caleb Skoog scored 15 points, while Jordan Harris and Kameron DawTyne added nine each as the Missiles (6-11, 2-5 NUIC East) topped the Indians in Pecatonica.

Eastland 59, Warren 28: After leading by a modest 7-6 margin after one period, the Cougars outscored the Warriors 21-3 in the second period of an NUIC West tilt in Warren.

Dalton Shaner scored 21 points for Eastland (16-3, 7-0), while no Warren (7-15, 1-4) player cracked double figures.

Orangeville 47, AFC 45: The Broncos stormed to an NUIC East victory on their home floor behind a 17-8 advantage in the fourth period.

Tanner Kleckler led Orangeville (3-16, 2-5) with 24 points. Troy Mairs’ 14 points led three Raiders (7-10, 1-5) in double figures.

AFC overcame a 22-18 halftime deficit with a 19-8 edge in the third, only to hit the wall in the fourth.

Faith Christian 53, Quad City Christian 36: Kyle Beach led the Falcons with 15 points in an NICC matchup in Davenport.

Adam Dettman hit one of five 3s for Faith (13-6, 3-3) and added 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Men’s hoops

Black Hawk 88, Sauk Valley 85 OT: Jalen Riley scored 25 points to lead the Skyhawks in an overtime loss to Black Hawk in Moline.

Also for Sauk Valley (12-8, 2-2), Daven Ottley had 21 points, Carlos Hendrix had 15 and Magd Owayed added 11.

Black Hawk’s Cody Cooley led all scorers with 31.

Tuesday’s stars

Caleb Mowry, Oregon, 35 points

Jacob Johnston, Erie, 24 points

Carter Ames, Prophetstown, 22 points

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