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BV, Fulton boys earn third place, as do Erie girls

Storm survive scare

Published: Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 11:58 p.m. CDT

The Bureau Valley boys basketball team led by 13 heading to the fourth quarter before Knoxville fought back to send the game to overtime.

The Storm (9-7) bounced back, outscoring the Blue Bullets 9-7 in overtime to win the third-place game Monday at the Erie tournament, 58-56.

Parker Neuhalfen (18 points) and Tommy Johnston (14) led the Storm. Tyler Houston poured in 33 points for Knoxville.

Orion 47, Morrison 44: Kaleb Church scored 18 points and Hunter Hamstra added 14 for the Mustangs (6-9) in a loss to the Chargers.

Christian Allen paced Orion with 19 points.

Mercer County 69, Erie 37: Kenneth Cole scored 13 points and Sean Maloney added 10 for the Cardinals in a loss to the Golden Eagles at Erie.

Tyson Nylin paced a balanced Mercer County attack with 21 points. Austin Jackson finished with 16, Trenton Higgins had 13 and Brandon Butcher added 10.

Eastland tournament

Fulton 64, Prophetstown 40: The Steamers (12-3) knocked down 10 3-pointers en route to winning the third-place game over the Prophets (3-8).

Matt Dail led Fulton with 16 points. Teammates Zach Barber and Jason Osborn added 13 apiece.

Ethan Howard led Prophetstown, which hit eight 3-pointers, with 15 points. Chris Bauer added 12.

Warren 50, Amboy 34: Damon Quest scored 15 points for the Clippers, but it was far from enough as they dropped the seventh-place game at the Eastland tourney.

Liam Ohlendorf added eight points for Amboy (2-10). Warren (7-8) led 14-12 after one quarter before outscoring the Clippers 26-10 in the second and third quarters.

Plano tournament

Kaneland 47, Dixon 42: The Dukes (12-2) made seven 3-pointers to the Knights’ one, but Kaneland was 14-for-19 from the free-throw line, while Dixon was just 1-for-3.

Isaiah Roby scored 14 points for the Dukes and was 4-for-4 from 3-point range. Teammates Laron Carr and Cal Jarrett added 11 points apiece.

Tyler Carlson led Kaneland with 19 points and 13 rebounds. John Pruett added 17 points.

Girls

Erie tournament

Erie 42, Monmouth-Roseville 27: Rachel Cobert scored 13 points to lead the Cardinals (9-5) to the win in the third-place game of their own tournament.

Laykin Miner added eight points for Erie, which led 14-9 after one quarter, 28-14 at the half and 37-20 after three quarters.

Galva 37, Bureau Valley 36: The Storm (7-8) got outscored 11-7 in the fourth quarter to fall by a point in the fifth-place game.

Helena Osk Arnadottir scored 11 points to pace BV, which also got eight from Carlie Bickett. Katie Klein led Galva with 10.

Ridgewood 63, Fulton 45: The Steamers (3-13) led 24-23 at the half but were outscored 40-21 in the second half of the seventh-place game.

Averi Leitzen led Fulton with 17 points. Jordan Price added 14. Katie Miller (16 points) and Jasmine Jefko (15) led Ridgewood.

Morrison 60, Mercer County 40: Lakin Goodman tossed in 21 points to lead the Fillies past the Golden Eagles in the ninth-place game at Erie.

Also for Morrison (9-9), Ashley Greul had 14 points, and Chelsea Eads added 13.

Monday’s stars

Lakin Goodman, Morrison girls, 21 points

Kaleb Church, Morrison boys, 18 points

Parker Neuhalfen, Bureau Valley boys, 18 points

Averi Leitzen, Fulton girls, 17 points

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