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Marcos roll past Bulldogs

Polo bashes Durand; Fulton, Milledgeville stay undefeated

The Polo Marcos jumped out early and never looked back in an NUIC East victory at home Friday, downing Durand 70-40.

Max Simmons had 16 points, and AJ Dollmeyer added 14 for Polo (5-0, 1-0), which led 18-8 after one quarter and 33-16 at halftime. Brian Cavanaugh and Zach Quaco chipped in nine points apiece.

Fulton 47, River Ridge 35: Jason Osborn and Zach Barber each scored 10 points to help the Steamers to a win in Fulton.

Fulton, which also got eight points from Matt Dail, improves to 5-0 to start the season.

Burlington Central 51, Rock Falls 50: The Rockets dropped a nail-biter on the road, falling to 3-2 on the season.

North Boone 71, Oregon 59: The Hawks couldn't come back for a road victory in Poplar Grove, dropping to 2-4 on the season.

Milledgeville 65, Pecatonica 57: The Missiles remained unbeaten on the season, taking down Pec at home in their NUIC East opener to improve to 6-0.

AFC 72, Orangeville 62: The Raiders scored 30 points in the third quarter, and then had to hold on as Orangeville outscored them 20-5 in the fourth quarter for a NUIC East win at home.

Bret Gittleson hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for AFC (4-1, 1-0). Forward Troy Mairs chipped in 21 points, and David Zinke had nine.

Orangeville's Bryce Brown made 17 of 19 free-throw attempts and scored 25 points for the Broncos (0-4, 0-1).

Eastland 60, Warren 37: The Cougars opened NUIC West play with a win over Warren at Lanark.

Dalton Shaner paved the way with 19 points, following by Blake Janssen's 11. Skylar Paulson added nine points for Eastland (1-1, 1-0).

East Dubuque 63, West Carroll 40: The Thunder trailed 21-4 after one period and never recovered in an NUIC West road loss.

Devon Hartley paced West Carroll (1-4, 0-1) with 18 points, and Trevor Jones added 12.

Friday's stars

Bret Gittleson, AFC, 25 points

Dalton Shaner, Eastland, 19 points

Devon Hartley, West Carroll, 18 points

Max Simmons, Polo, 16 points

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