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Rockets pick up first BNC West win of season

Hawks fly to 3rd at Polo

Oregon's Sam Lambrigtsen goes up for a layup as Morrison's Brandi Hosford defends Saturday afternoon during the third-place game at the Polo Tournament. Lambrigtsen scored 21 points to lead the Hawks past the Fillies, 46-36.
Oregon's Sam Lambrigtsen goes up for a layup as Morrison's Brandi Hosford defends Saturday afternoon during the third-place game at the Polo Tournament. Lambrigtsen scored 21 points to lead the Hawks past the Fillies, 46-36.

Sam Lambrigtsen scored 21 points to lead Oregon to third place at the Polo Tournament on Saturday, as the Hawks defeated the Morrison Fillies 46-36.

McKaylee Beeter added eight points for Oregon (9-4), while Emy Wright hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points. The Hawks led 18-13 after one quarter and 32-20 at halftime, then hung on from there.

Lakin Goodman and Ashley Greul scored nine points apiece for the Fillies (7-6), who didn’t hit a 3 in the game and made just eight of their 21 free throws. Chelsea Eads and Alyssa Canales each scored six.

Forreston 59, West
Carroll 31: The Cardinals dropped in nine 3-pointers on the Thunder in taking fifth place at Polo.

Rachel Walton hits five 3s and led Forreston (6-6) with 17 points. Maggie Curry added 15 points.

Abby Maike scored 12 for West Carroll (3-8), and Demi Hess added 10.

Milledgeville 62, Polo 56: Taylor Grenoble tossed in 23 points, hitting four 3-pointers, and Courtney Swalve added 11 points as the Missiles (3-11) topped the Marcos for seventh place at the Polo tournement.

For Polo (1-12), Alex Sterenberg had 17 points, and Madison Merdian added 14.

Rock Falls 47, Winnebago 32: Emily Sauer’s double-double lifted the Rockets to their first Big Northern West win of the season.

Sauer scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Rock Falls (6-6, 1-2), which outscored
the Indians 16-2 in the second quarter at Tabor Gym. Chelsi Blair added 10 points and two assists for the Rockets, while Bailie Smith scored eight, and Bailey Schrader chipped in four points and six boards.

Sterling Shootout

Hononegah 63, Sterling 62: Eleven of the Indians’ 23 baskets were 3-pointers in a comeback victory at the Sterling Shootout.

Kaitlyn Bauer and all-tournament selection Kiarra Harris scored 14 points each for the Golden Warriors, who led 34-30 at halftime and 52-49 after three quarters. Gabby Sandoval chipped in 13 points, and Kayleen Terrock had nine.

Haley Kershner scored 15 points and Rebecca Skurski added 12 for Hononegah, with all of their points coming from beyond the arc.

Pearl City tournament

River Ridge-Scales Mound 53, Eastland 49: The Cougars suffered their first loss of the season in the title game at Pearl City, despite Hannah Hake’s 20-point performance.

Lexis Macomber scored 11 points, and Megan Janssen added 10 for Eastland (11-1), which led 39-35 heading into the fourth quarter after the teams were tied at 24 at halftime.

Morgan Wheelwright hit four 3s and scored 19 points for the Wildcats (7-2), while Katie Schnitzler chipped in 15 points.

Boys basketball

DeKalb tournament

Thornridge 45, Sterling 41: The Golden Warriors trailed 28-21 at halftime and couldn’t catch up in their Chuck Dayton opener.

Zach Rehmert scored 16 points to pace Sterling (3-4), which shot 18-for-44 from the floor (41 percent) and 2-for-12 from 3-point range (17 percent). Xavier Robinson led Thornridge with 17 points.

Sterling 54, Harlem 44: The Warriors bounced back in their second game, shooting 51 percent (21-for-41) from the field in a wire-to-wire win.

Sterling Thornton and Joe Brouilette scored 13 points apiece, while Rehmert and Juan Gomez each added nine for Sterling, which led 22-15 at halftime and 41-25 after three quarters. Malik Lightfoot scored 13 for Harlem.

Colmone Classic

Stark County 57, Bureau Valley 54: The Storm battled back to tie the score at 54 with 13.5 seconds left, but Stark County prevailed to take fifth place in Spriong Valley.

Parker Neuhalfen scored 22 points for BV (6-5), while Tommy Johnston added 10 points and 10 rebounds; both were named to the all-tournament team. Jake Berchtold paced the Rebels (2-4) with 21 points.

Saturday’s stars

Taylor Grenoble, Milledgeville, 23 points, 4 3-pointers

Parker Neihalfen, BV, 22 points, 3 3-pointers

Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon, 21 points

Hannah Hake, Eastland, 20 points

Zach Rehmert, Sterling, 25 points in 2 games

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