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Cards beat Prophets; Oregon wins on last-second tip-in

Erie slips past rivals

Jacob Johnston tossed in 24 points to lead Erie to a 61-54 victory over Prophetstown in a Three Rivers contest Tuesday in Prophetstown.

Also for the Cardinals (15-12, 7-6), Connor Saad had 14 points, and Owen McConnell added 10.

For the Prophets (13-14, 6-8), Devin Johnson scored 22 points, and Zach Inskeep added 13.

Newman 70, Morrison 40: The Comets opened a 28-5 lead after one quarter and got 19 points from Nic Miller in a regular-season ending Three Rivers romp over the Mustangs at home.

Miller went 4-for-5 from 3-point range. Kyle Moore added nine points for Newman (22-4, 13-1).

Connor Duncan scored 10 points and Scott Hamstra nine for Morrison (4-25, 0-13).

Kewanee 49, Bureau Valley 44: The Storm led the Boilermakers 16-10 after the first quarter, but couldn't hang on in Kewanee.

Parker Neuhalfen led Bureau Valley (19-11, 7-7 Three Rivers) with 15 points, while Tommy Johnston added 10.

Dalton Nuding paced Kewanee (23-3, 14-0) with 14 points.

Oregon 51, Byron 49: Caleb Mowry tossed in 23 points to lead the Hawks past the Tigers in Byron.

Holden White chipped in nine points for Oregon (13-13, 2-10 Big Northern West).

Forreston 66, AFC 36: Graye Freeman scored 10 points for the Raiders (8-14, 2-9 NUIC East), who fell behind 17-5 after one quarter and never caught up.

Robert DeVries paced Forreston (13-12, 6-5) with 18 points.

Aquin 73, Milledgeville 58: The Missiles led 31-30 at halftime, but were unable to keep pace with the league-leading Bulldogs in Milledgeville.

Kameron DawTyne and Kaleb Ebersole each scored 12 points for the Missiles (7-16, 3-9 NUIC East), while Caleb Skoog added 11.

Andrew Martin poured in 26 points and Anthony Townsend added 20 for Aquin (21-2, 12-0).


Faith Christian 46, North Love 42: Tressa Schuler scored 17 points to lead the Falcons to a season-ending road win in Rockford.

Amanda Smith added 12 points and Sarah Smith 10 for Faith (23-2). Grace Harris scored 21 points for North Love.


Sauk Valley 58, Black Hawk 50: Holly Nicklaus knocked down seven 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Skyhawks to an Arrowhead Conference win at home.

Nicklaus, who was 7-for-16 from 3-point range, also pulled down nine rebounds, dished out five assists and blocked two shots. Teammate Brianna Richardson added 10 points, and Lydia Box nine on three 3s.


Sauk Valley 70, Black Hawk 54: Carlos Hendrix had 20 points, 11 assists and just three turnovers as the Skyhawks cruised to a win at home.

Also for Sauk Valley (16-10, 6-4 Arrowhead), Jalen Riley tossed in 18 points, while Daven Ottley, in his return from a wrist injury that had him sidelined for nearly a month, racked up 10 rebounds and four points.

Tuesday's stars

Jacob Johnston, Erie boys, 24 points

Devin Johnson, Prophetstown boys, 22 points

Holly Nicklaus, Sauk Valley women, 21 points

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