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Dixon pulls away from Newman

Brooke Bailey poured in 24 points as the Dixon Duchesses won for the second time in as many days, 44-38 over Newman in a Sauk Valley Shootout game in Rock Falls.

Bailey shot 13-for-17 at the free-throw line, and Carly Hartle added 12 points for Dixon (2-5), which was 21-for-30 as a team at the stripe.

Bree deLong led Newman (0-5) with 11 points. Dixon led just 28-27 entering the fourth period.


Bureau Valley 46, LaMoille-Ohio 31: The Storm improved to 3-1, already surpassing its two wins all of last season.

Darcy Kepner scored eight of her 14 points in the first period, helped the Storm seize a 14-6 lead. It swelled to 24-10 at the break. Helena Aarnadottir and Heaven Bennett chipped in seven points apiece for Bureau Valley.


Eastland wins twice at Forreston: The Cougars beat Stockton 61-21 and the host Cardinals 57-41 thanks to big scoring surges.

Eastland (4-0) led Stockton 36-9 at halftime and cruised from there. Lexis Macomber scored 15 points, and Megan Janssen added 11.

The Cougars then outscored Forreston 45-25 after the first quarter, led by Macomber’s 13 points. Miranda Grisham added nine.

AFC tournament

AFC 68, Earlville 51: The Raiders led 49-26 after three periods in Ashton.

Eleven Raiders (3-1) scored, led by Cassidy Koning’s 15, Allison Prestegaard’s 12 and Hope Friday’s 10.

Boys bowling

Hawks 6th in big meet: Paced by fifth-place overall finisher A.J. Nordman, Oregon finished sixth among 48 teams at the Plainfield North Invitational.

The squads bowled three games, after which the Hawks had posted a score of 3,209, behind just Lincoln-Way West, which had 3,388. The top 14 teams then competed in the Gold Flight, and rolled three more games.

Oregon faltered late, but still had a total pinfall of 5,999 to take sixth place overall. Nordman opened with games of 225, 243 and 268 for a 736 morning series. He then rolled 224, 226 and 169 in the afternoon for a 619 series. His total pinfall waas 1,355.

Dixon was 19th after three games with a score of 2,865. Teams not making the top 14 were placed in one of three flights (Silver, Bronze and Copper), and bowled three more games, starting from scratch. The Dukes had a 2,669 in the afternoon to place ninth in the Silver Flight.

Ryan Dixon paced the Dukes with a six-game total of 1,218.

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