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Comets clip Amboy

Sterling swept in Ottawa; Polo pounds Forreston

Polo's Brad Cavanaugh secures a rebound in the first quarter against the Forreston Cardinals. Also pictured is Polo's Max Simmons. Photo by Chris Johnson
Polo's Brad Cavanaugh secures a rebound in the first quarter against the Forreston Cardinals. Also pictured is Polo's Max Simmons. Photo by Chris Johnson

The Newman Comets scored 22 points in each of the final three quarters Friday night in Amboy, downing the Clippers 81-52 in a Three Rivers North game.

The Comets (17-0, 5-0) led 15-12 after one quarter, then proceeded to outscore Amboy (2-13, 0-4) 66-40 the rest of the way. Newman shot almost 50 percent from the floor (28-for-57) and 40 percent from 3-point range (9-for-22), and forced 23 Clipper turnovers.

A.J. Sharp had 26 points, three assists and three steals, and Noah McCarty added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Comets. Nate Terveer finished with 12 points and four steals, and Micah Trancoso dished five assists.

Ottawa 63, Sterling 50: The Golden Warriors led 37-34 at halftime, but were outscored 29-13 in the second half of a NIB-12 West loss at Kingman Gym.

Zach Rehmert had 15 points for Sterling (6-8, 2-2), and Joe Brouilette added eight points and four rebounds. John Carroll scored 17 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Pirates (14-1, 4-0), including their only 3-pointer.

Morrison 50, Erie 36: Bill Greul scored 16 points, and Kaleb Church had 10 points, as the Mustangs (8-11, 4-1 Three Rivers North) handled the Cardinals in Morrison.

Ken Cole led Erie (0-17, 0-5) with 11 points.

Bureau Valley 69, Riverdale 45: Tommy Johnston tossed in 22 points, and Parker Neuhalfen added 17 as the Storm (14-7, 5-0 Three Rivers North) routed the Rams in Manlius.

Jake Gellerstedt had 21 points for Riverdale (5-11, 1-4).

Prophetstown 61, Fulton 51, 2OT: Ethan Howard scored 24 points, and Grant Ames added 20 as the Prophets (4-10, 1-3 Three Rivers North) upset the Steamers in Prophetstown.

Matt Dail led Fulton (13-5, 3-2) with 15 points, and Kyle Huebner added 14.

Polo 62, Forreston 35: AJ Dollmeyer collected 15 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots as the Marcos routed the Cardinals in Polo.

Also for Polo (18-2, 5-1 NUIC East), Brian Cavanaugh had 13 points. For Forreston (5-9, 2-3), Markus Edler had 11 points.

East Dubuque 59, AFC 53: After entering the fourth quarter tied at 43, the Raiders were outscored 16-10 over the final 8 minutes in an NUIC crossover loss at the South Beloit MLK tournament.

Troy Mairs scored 12 points, and David Zinke hit three 3-pointers for nine points for AFC (5-8). Alex Lange hit three 3s and finished with 15 points for the Warriors (12-0).

Pearl City 76, West Carroll 64: Trevor Jones led the Thunder with 18 points in a home loss to the Wolves.

Also for West Carroll (2-10, 0-5), Jordan Bracero had 15 points, and Brandon Sturtevant added 12.

For Pearl City (5-15, 1-4), Cody Kluck had 22 points, and T.J. Wingert added 20.

Girls basketball

Ottawa 51, Sterling 47: Kaitlyn Bauer didn’t miss a shot for the Golden Warriors, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a road loss to the Pirates.

Bauer was 6-for-6 from the field and 3-for-3 from the line in scoring 15 points to lead Sterling (13-9, 3-2 NIB-12 West). Kiarra Harris added 13 points, 14 rebounds and six assists.

Cassidy Rice led Ottawa (11-2, 4-0) with 19 points.

Lutheran 64, Oregon 60: Emy Wright hit five 3-pointers and scored 24 points for the Hawks in a home loss to the Crusaders.

Also for Oregon (14-7, 5-2 Big Northern West), Sam Lambrigtsen scored 18 points.

Kaitlyn Strawbridge led Lutheran (12-6, 5-2) with 15 points, while Ashley Kerestes and Baillie McGirk added 14 apiece.

Faith Christian 33, Quad City Christian 11: Sarah Smith had 16 points and five steals as the Falcons rolled in Silvis.

Also for Faith Christian (7-4), Katie Cover had seven rebounds and four points.

Friday’s stars

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