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Missiles down Forreston

Polo’s Cain, Ditzler win titles at Polo wrestling invite

Kameron DawTyne scored 18 points and Jordan Harris 15, as the Milledgeville Missiles boys basketball team shot past the Forreston Cardinals 52-50 in NUIC East play at Forreston.

Milledgeville (12-2, 4-1) had a big advantage from the free-throw line, going 24-for-36, while Forreston (5-7, 2-1) was 11-for-17.

Riverdale 55, Erie 32: Cole Solomon scored 14 points and Josh Lohman 13 to lead the Rams (5-9, 1-2) past the Cardinals in Three Rivers North play at Erie.

The Cardinals (0-15, 0-3) got six points apiece from Ken Cole and Andrew Pyse.

Aquin 88, Polo 82, 2OT: The Marcos (16-2, 3-1 NUIC East) lost a thriller in Freeport to the Bulldogs (13-3, 4-0).

Girls basketball

Morrison 37, Newman 29: The Fillies trailed 15-10 at the half and 21-20 after three quarters before outscoring the Comets 17-8 in the fourth quarter of the Three Rivers North clash at Morrison.

Lakin Goodman scored 12 points, Chelsea Eads 11 and Ashley Greul nine to lead Morrison (11-9, 3-4).

Newman (5-11, 4-3) got 15 points from Julie Hurd.

Oregon 61, Serena 58: Sam Lambrigtsen poured in 27 points and the Hawks eked out the win after leading 46-28 heading to the fourth quarter in Oregon.

The Hawks (13-6) got eight points apiece from McKaylee Beeter and Madeline Sanders.

Stillman Valley 43, Rock Falls 32: The Rockets (6-12, 1-4) lost a Big Northern West game to the Cardinals (8-7, 2-2) at Tabor Gym.


Polo wins two titles at own invite: The Marcos' Ethan Cain and Jesse Ditzler claimed titles at the Polo Invitational.

Cain won the 160-pound title, pinning Parkview's Patrick Engen in 3 minutes, 47 seconds in the final. Ditzler won at 126, pinning West Carroll's Jeff Casey in 2:23 in the final.

Polo's Jacob Cain (195) and Jeff Kimpel (182) were runners-up, as were Oregon's David Labash (220) and Dominic Marchetti (145), plus West Carroll's Brandon Anderson (285).

Oregon tied for third in the 20-team field with 127.5 points. Glenbard North JV won the title with 217.5 points. Polo was sixth (122.5), West Carroll seventh (94), Erie-Prophetstown JV 15th (53), AFC 18th (26) and Fulton 19th (24).

Sterling's Beasley takes fourth at Sycamore: Golden Warriors 285-pounder Cariel Beasley finished fourth at the 25-team Sycamore Invitational, leading the Sterling contingent.

Beasley went 2-2, winning his first two matches before dropping his last two. Sterling, which placed 16th with 274.5 points, got a ninth-place finish from 195-pounder Bryant Lilly and a 10th-place performance from Riley Cornell at 182.

Lilly went 3-1, losing his opener before rallying for three straight wins. Cornell went 2-2, losing his first match, then winning twice before dropping the ninth-place match.

Boys bowling

Starkey, Oregon 2nd at NIBC Tourney: Ian Starkey took second place, AJ Nordman fifth and Justin Provo sixth as the Hawks fell just six points shy of champion Rockford Christian at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris.

Starkey rolled a 1,239 six-game series, Nordman a 1,211 and Provo a 1,204. Oregon team score was 5,730, right behind Rockford Christian's 5,736.

Girls bowling

Hawks roll to runner-up performance: Abigail Scheidecker's 1,204 six-game series was good enough for second place and helped Oregon to a runner-up team finish at the NIBC Tournament at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris.

Alyson Scheidecker finished ninth at 1,010 for the Hawks. Rockford Christian Life won the team title with a score of 5,173. Oregon was second at 4,915.

Saturday's stars

Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon girls basketball, 27 points

Ethan Cain & Jesse Ditzler, Polo wrestling, won titles at Polo Invite

Ian Starkey, Oregon boys bowling, 1,239 6-game series, 2nd at NIBC Tourney

Abigail Scheidecker, Oregon girls bowling, 1,204 6-game series, 3rd at NIBC Tourney

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