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Duchesses win with ‘D’

Clipper, Prophet girls stay hot; Cougars, Raiders sweep

The Dixon Duchesses pitched a shutout in the second quarter Wednesday night at Lancaster Gym en route to a 41-23 victory over IVC.

The Duchesses (11-8) trailed 13-10 after one quarter, but held the Grey Ghosts to 10 second-half points the rest of the way while scoring 31 themselves.

Brooke Bailey and Carly Hartle each scored 11 points for Dixon, with Hartle grabbing six rebounds, and Bailey chipping in three steals and two assists. Shayna VanOstrand led IVC with 14 points.

Amboy 30, Polo 24: Kennedy Dinges and Delaney Wilhelm each scored eight points as the Clippers held off the visiting Marcos.

Amboy (16-5) led just 20-18 after three quarters, then hit 10 of 16 free throws in the final quarter to pull out the win.

KeeLey Meyer led Polo (1-18) with eight points, and Hannah Grobe added seven.

Prophetstown 74, Bureau Valley 30: Corrie Reiley paced a balanced attack with 16 points as the Prophets routed the Storm in Prophetstown.

Also for Prophetstown (23-2, 11-0 Three Rivers North), Karlie Stafford had 14 points, and Kassi Henrekin added 10.

Helena Osk Arnadottir and Lacey DeVenney each had six points to lead Bureau Valley (7-13, 0-8).

AFC 51, Forreston 45: The Raiders rallied from a 22-16 halftime deficit, then hung on for an NUIC East win in Ashton despite hitting just 12 of their 30 free throws.

Alisyn Essex and Krista Beach each scored 11 for AFC (13-6, 6-3). with Essex snaring five rebounds and three steals. Allison Prestegaard added nine points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks.

Maggie Curry scored a game-high 17 for the Cardinals (10-11, 4-4).

Eastland 55, Pearl City 33: The Cougars (18-4, 7-0) stayed perfect in NUIC West play, taking a 31-10 halftime lead and coasting to victory on the road over the Wolves (11-10, 4-3).

Warren 53, West Carroll 52: The Thunder were outscored 18-13 in the final quarter on the road in a battle of the only two winless NUIC West teams.

Abby Maike had 18 points, and Hayley Guilinger scored 10 for West Carroll (3-18, 0-7). Allison Kubat poured in 28 points for Warren (2-17, 1-8).

Faith 38, Morningstar 34: Sarah Smith’s 18 points paced the Falcons in an NICC victory in Grand Detour.

Katie Cover added four points and 15 rebounds for Faith (9-8, 6-0), which led 28-13 by halftime before surviving a comeback bid. The Falcons travel to Fulton on Saturday for the NICC Tournament.

Amy Botts scored 12 points, and Mary Dailing had nine points on three 3-pointers for Morningstar.

Boys basketball

AFC 69, LaMoille-Ohio 54: Bret Gittleson poured in 41 points to lead the Raiders to a nonconference win on the road.

Troy Mairs added 14 points for AFC (7-12), which pulled away from a 31-25 halftime lead. Jeffry DeLong scored 13 for the Lions.

Eastland 54, Stockton 51: The Cougars pulled out another close win over the Blackhawks, this one coming on the road.

Dalton Shaner scored 34 points for Eastland (14-2, 7-0 NUIC West), and Skylar Paulson chipped in nine. Trey Timpe hit five 3-pointers and finished with 20 points for Stockton (11-11, 3-5), while Jace Springer scored 18.

Wednesday’s stars

Bret Gittleson, AFC, 41 points

Dalton Shaner, Eastland, 34 points

Abby Maike, WC, 18 points

Satrah Smith, Faith, 18 points

Corrie Reiley, Prophetstown, 16 points

Allison Prestegaard, AFC, 9 points, 13 rebounds, 10 blocks

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