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Cards win tourney opener; Raiders, Missiles lose in conference

Late surge does in Duchesses

The Dixon Duchesses couldn't keep up with Ottawa on Friday night at Kingman Gym, as a late Pirates' run sent the Duchesses to a 57-38 loss in a matchup between two NIB-12 unbeatens.

Dixon (10-6, 2-1) led 9-8 after one quarter, then trimmed a 13-point deficit to six (32-26) midway through the third quarter. But Ottawa (10-2, 3-0) scored the next 10 points, kick-starting a 25-5 surge over the next 8 minutes, 4 seconds to take control.

Brooke Bailey scored a game-high 19 points for the Duchesses, but had to work for all of them against the tough defense of Jessica Wignes. Cassidy Rice's 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks paced the Pirates, and Jasmin Bailey added 14 points.

Erie 39, Pearl City 34: The Cardinals (11-6) used a 13-9 scoring edge in the fourth quarter to pull out a close game over the Wolves (8-6) at the Lena-Winslow tournament.

Forreston 54, AFC 41: The Raiders were outshot 31-12 from the free-throw line, and outscored 17-6 at the stripe in an NUIC East road loss.

Allison Prestegaard scored 12 points, and Alisyn Essex hit two 3-pointers and finished with eight points for AFC (10-5, 3-2), which couldn't overcome a 28-8 Cardinal run over the second and third quarters.

Emily Edler and MacKenzie Heinz led a balanced attack with 11 points each for Forreston (7-9, 3-2).

Aquin 57, Milledgeville 30: The Missiles trailed 26-17 at halftime, then saw the Bulldogs outscore them 24-2 in the third quarter of an NUIC East loss at home.

Kayleigh Leddy and Courtney Swalve scored six points apiece for Milledgeville (3-13, 1-4). Cassidy Arndt had 18 points, and Haley Chang chipped in 15 for Aquin (10-7, 6-0).

Girls bowling

Oregon 2,993, Byron 2,539:
The Hawks won all three games in a dominating NIBC victory at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris.

Victoria Barnhart paced Oregon (8-1, 6-1) with a 574 series, including an 214 game. Abigail Scheidecker (547) and Karissa Corbin (544) also rolled 500+ series, and Alyson Scheidecker had the Hawks' high game of 224.

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