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Comets in control vs. BV

Marco, Raider, Cougar boys all win at home

The Newman Comets used surges in the first and third quarters to take control of a Three Rivers North home game Thursday, downing the Bureau Valley Storm 59-50.

Mary Alice Oswalt had 19 points, Julie Hurd scored 14, and Sarah Trujillo added 12 for the Comets (5-10, 4-2), who led 16-11 after one period, 28-15 at halftime, and 48-25 after three quarters. Aubree Schmitt had 12 rebounds, 12 assists and three steals, while Kayci Howell and Elexia Sanders pulled down six boards each.

Helena Osk Arnadottir led all scorers with 20 points for BV ( 7-9, 0-4), and she also had three assists and three steals. Darcy Kepner added 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, and Nicole Bornsheuer added nine points, 12 rebounds and three steals. Carlie Bickett pulled down eight boards, and Val Reuter had seven rebounds and three steals.

Riverdale 45, Amboy 36: The Rams’ 25-10 run in the second and third quarters did in the Clippers at home.

Kennedy Dinges had 13 points, and Kaitlyn Liebing scored 12 for Amboy (10-5, 4-2 Three Rivers North). Sydney Mericle led Riverdale (11-7, 4-2) with 20 points.

Morrison 40, Fulton 22: Lakin Goodman poured in 25 points, and the Fillies (10-9, 2-4) coasted to a Three Rivers North win on the road.

Averi Leitzen led Fulton (3-15, 0-5) with 12 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. The Steamers trailed 22-17 at halftime, then failed to score in the third quarter, and were ultimately outscored 18-5 in the second half.

Boys basketball

Polo 64, Pecatonica 54: The Marcos led throughout, but never could quite pull away from pesky Pec at home.

AJ Dollmeyer had 21 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists for Polo (16-1, 3-0 NUIC East), while Brad Cavanaugh added 11 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

Andrew Squires scored 20 for Pec (6-6, 1-2).

AFC 75, South Beloit 64: The Raiders started out hot with 28 points in the first quarter to jump out to a 10-point lead in Ashton.

South Beloit (2-7, 0-3 NUIC East) cut into that in the second quarter, closing the gap to four points by half time, but the Raiders (5-6, 2-2) put up 26 points in the third quarter to gain full control of the game.

Bret Gittleson had 27 points, Troy Mairs had 23 points, and Matt Gendusa chipped in 15 points. Chad Olson had 18 points for the SoBos.

Dakota 50, Milledgeville 48: Brett Benning’s 30 points were too much for the Missiles to overcome in a home loss.

Jordan Harris had 14 points and five rebounds, and Blake Kappes had 11 points and three steals for Milledgeville (11-2, 3-1 NUIC East), which led by one at halftime and trailed by four after three quarters. Caleb Skoog added nine points, six rebounds and three steals.

Eastland 70, River Ridge 53: Dalton Shaner scored 29 points, and the Cougars cruised to an NUIC West win in Lanark.

Skylar Paulson added 19 points, and Blake Janssen chipped in 10 for Eastland (10-2, 3-0), which led 29-16 by halftime and missed just one free throw as a team, finishing 17-for-18 from the stripe.

Brenden Dauphin paced River Ridge (5-7, 1-1) with 25 points.

Scales Mound 55, West Carroll 34: The Thunder fell behind 17-10 after one quarter, then were outscored 24-10 in the second half of an NUIC West loss in Mount Carroll.

Trevor Jones was the lone player in double figures for West Carroll (2-8, 0-3), scoring 12 points. Jalen Phillips and Stephen Korte scored 15 points apiece to pace Scales Mound (4-6, 1-1).


Dalton Shaner, Eastland, 29 points

Bret Gittleson, AFC, 27 points

Lakin Goodman, Morrison, 25 points

Troy Mairs, AFC, 23 points

AJ Dolmeyer, Polo, 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists

Helena Osk Arnadottir, BV, 20 points. 3 assists, 3 steals

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