Sterling Thornton scored 12 points to pace Sterling in a 53-37 loss to West Chicago on Monday at the Chuck Dayton tournament in DeKalb.
The Golden Warriors (3-5) were within striking distance at 44-36 through three quarters, but managed just a single free throw, by Isaiah Celestino, in the final quarter.
Zach Rehmert added eight points for Sterling. John Konchar paced West Chicago with 17 points.
AFC 49, Somonauk 28: Allison Prestegaard had 11 points and eight rebounds to lead the Raiders past the Bobcats at the Amboy tournament.
Also for AFC (9-2), Hope Friday had eight points and three steals, while Krista Beach and Kayla Colwell each added six points.
Madison Kawall led Somonauk with nine points.
Amboy 62, Midland 23: Kaitlyn Liebing paced a balanced attack with 16 points as the Clippers clobbered the Timberwolves at the Amboy tournament.
Also for Amboy (7-4), Delaney Wilhelm scored 12 points, and Elizabeth Ortgiesen added 10.
Kelsey Russell scored nine points for Midland.