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Sterling sinks Oregon

Bureau Valley tops Morrison for first conference win

Kaitlyn Bauer was nearly perfect from the field to lead the Sterling girls basketball team to a 62-46 victory over nonconference opponent Oregon on Saturday at Musgrove Fieldhouse.

Bauer hit all eight of her 2-point field goal attempts, but missed her lone 3-pointer. She was also 3-for-5 from the line to finish with 19 points. Also for Sterling (15-9), Kaileen Terrock had 18 points, Kiarra Harris had 12 points and six assists, and Gabby Sandoval added 11 points.

For Oregon, Sam Lambrigtsen tossed in 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting. Emy Wright added 14 points for the Hawks (16-10), who led by two (28-26) at halftime.

Amboy 46, Fulton 43, OT: Kennedy Dinges scored four of her 10 points in overtime as the Clippers fended off an upset bid by the Steamers in Amboy.

Kaitlyn Liebing led Amboy (17-5, 9-2 Three Rivers North) with 13 points, Elizabeth Ortgiesen had eight, and Delaney Wilhelm added five points and five steals.

Autumn Hutton paced Fulton (3-20, 0-10) with 16 points.

Bureau Valley 42, Morrison 40: Val Reuter scored 12 points, and Helena Osk Arnadottir 10 in Manlius as the Storm (8-14, 1-9 Three Rivers North) earned their first conference win of the season.

Lakin Goodman scored 17 points, and Ashley Greul had 12 for Morrison (11-13, 3-8).

Milledgeville 45, Polo 35: Taylor Grenoble paced a balanced attack with 12 points as the Missiles topped the Marcos in Polo.

Also for Milledgeville (7-17, 3-8 NUIC East), Jenna Bibler had nine points, while Morgan Adolph and Kayleigh Leddy added eight each.

KeeLey Meyer led Polo (1-20, 1-8) with 16 points.

Aquin 51, AFC 29: The Raiders fell behind 25-10 after one quarter at Freeport as the Bulldogs remained unbeaten in conference play.

Haley Chang scored 13 points, and Elisabeth Klueg had 10 for Aquin (16-7, 11-0 NUIC East).

Allison Prestegaard paced AFC (14-7, 7-4) with seven points, seven rebounds and seven blocks.

Eastland 59, Warren 30: Hannah Hake scored 18 points, and Lexis Macomber added 17 as the Cougars (19-4, 8-0 NUIC West) crushed the Warriors in Warren.

Stockton 40, West Carroll 24: Hayley Guilinger scored seven points for the Thunder (3-20, 0-9 NUIC West) in a road loss to the Blackhawks.

Faith wins title: Sarah Smith had 26 points and 17 steals to lead Faith Christian past Fulton Unity 50-36 in the championship game of the Northern Illinois Christian Conference tournament in Fulton.

Stacia Hamill had eight points for the Falcons (11-8), Alyrica Myers had seven rebounds and five points, and Hannah Hudson added five boards and four points.

Faith Christian opened the tourney with a 41-26 viftory against Tri-State. Smith led the way with 16 points and seven steals, Katie Cover had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and Hamill added nine points.

Girls bowling

Duchesses 10th at own invite: Ashley Currier had a six-game total of 1,146 to lead Dixon to 10th place in the 18-team Dixon Invitational at Plum Hollow Lanes. The Duchesses had a pinfall of 5,298.

Currier had a morning series of 582, then a 564 in the afternoon. Her top game was her first, a 239.

Emily Quaco was next for the Duchesses with a total of 1,137, 19 more than teammate Katlyn Bay.

Oregon placed 12th as a team with a pinfall of 5,214. Leading the Hawks were Karissa Corbin with a 1,074 total, with Mackenzie Tague next at 1,064. Corbin had a top game of 256, fifth-best in the event.

Sterling placed 14th as a team with a total pinfall of 4,723. Leading the Warriors were Magan Tintori with 1,120, with Destinee Howard next at 1,045.

Saturday's stars

Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon, 24 points

Sarah Smith, Faith Christian, 42 points (2 games)

Kaitlyn Bauer, Sterling, 19 points

Ashley Currier, Dixon bowling, 1,146 6-game series

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