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Morrison wrestling splits; Missiles boys win in Forreston

Rockets sweep BNC foes

Published: Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:05 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Rock Falls' Konner Smith (right) wrestles Lutheran's John Yocum during their 126-pound bout Wednesday at Tabor Gym. Smith pinned Yocum in 2 minutes, 26 seconds, and the Rockets won duals against BNC West rivals Luttheran and Winnebago.

The Rock Falls Rockets swept a pair of Big Northern West duals at Tabor Gym on Wednesday, downing Rockford Lutheran 42-41 and beating Winnebago 48-30.

Konner Smith (126 pounds), Christian Torres (170/160) and Hunter Saathoff (195) each won two pins for the Rockets (10-7). Those three were the only contested matches Rock Falls won against Winnebago; it also received five forfeits.

Rollie Elder (145) and Carlos Loyola (182) added pins against Lutheran, and the one-point difference was a Crusader technical fall at 152 pounds. Both teams took seven weight classes.

Morrison splits at home: The Mustangs lost 51-21 to Geneseo, but bounced back to beat Alleman 58-24.

Cody Vanderlaan (113 pounds) and Austin Keller (152) each picked up a pair of pins for Morrison, while Joe Eads (106) added a decision and Phoenix Parks (120) won by pin against Geneseo and received forfeits against Alleman.

Noah Challand (126), Hunter Ferguson (145) and Tyler Todd (285) all added pins against Alleman, while Austin Shoup (195) won by technical fall, and Dylan Keller (132) added a major decision against the Pioneers.

Boys basketball

Pecatonica 50, Oregon 43:
Eli Karvelis' seven 3-pointers and 32 points were too much for the Hawks to overcome in a Forreston tournament loss.

Jessie McKinley scored 16 points for Oregon (3-7), and Trevor Otten added 10 points, hitting three 3s.

Forreston 42, Morrison 33: The Mustangs were outscored 22-14 in the second half of a Forreston tournament loss.

Hunter Hamstra's eight points paced a balanced attack for Morrison (3-6). Wyatt Kerchner scored 11 for the Cardinals (4-2).

Milledgeville 63, Dakota 48: The Missiles recovered from a three-point first quarter to outscore the Indians 46-27 after halftime at the Forreston tournament.

Jordan Harris scored 18 points, Caleb Skoog had 15, and Lucas Ebersole added 14 for Milledgeville (10-1). The trio accounted for all eight of the Missiles' 3-pointers, and Skoog grabbed 11 rebounds, dished four assists and blocked two shots.

St. Bede 61, Bureau Valley 54: The Storm dropped to 5-4 on the season with a loss to the Bruins at the Colmone Classic in Spring Valley.

Girls basketball

Morrison 50, Forreston 32:
The Fillies overcame eight 3-pointers from Cardinals senior Rachel Walton to improve to 2-0 at the Polo tournament.

Chelsea Eads scored 18 points to lead Morrison (7-4), while Lakin Goodman and Emma Melton added 10 points apiece.

Oregon 76, West Carroll 25: The Hawks scored 27 points in each of the first two quarters and led 54-17 at halftime in a Polo tournament rout.

Sam Lambrigtsen scored 21 points to pace Oregon (8-3), which had all 11 players score. Kelsey Pudlas added 14 points, and Emy Wright chipped in 11.

Abby Maike's 11 points led the Thunder (2-7), and Demi Hess finished with nine.

Byron 88, Polo 20: Nicole Silvers and Keelyn Swanson both scored 20 points for Byron in a rout of the Marcos at the Polo tournament.

Byron (7-1) jumped out to a 26-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Keeley Meyer had seven points to lead Polo (1-11).

Pearl City tournament

Pearl City 37, Fulton 23: Kayla Downs scored 11 points, and Halle Fransen had 10 points as the Wolves downed the Steamers at the Pearl City tournament.

Fulton falls to 2-8 on the season.

Boys bowling

Dixon 3,476, Ottawa 3,307: Thanks to six series of at least 550, the Dukes grabbed all 10 points in a NIB-12 West road dual.

Joel Spangler led the way for Dixon with a 653 series, including games of 223 and 225. Keenan Longan added a 597 series, with the high game of the match at 235. Dixon totaled seven 200+ games.

Wednesday's stars

Konner Smith, Christian Torres & Hunter Saathoff, RF wrestling, 2 pins each

Cody Vanderlaan & Austin Keller, Morrison wrestling, 2 pins each

Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon girls basketball, 21 points

Jordan Harris, Milledgeville boys basketball, 18 points

Chelsea Eads, Morrison girls basketball, 18 points

Jessie McKinley, Oregon boys basketball, 16 points

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