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Hawks fall again to Tigers

Oregon battles, but can’t beat Byron in second OT

The Oregon Hawks battled back from an early deficit with a strong second quarter, but couldn't hold off the Byron Tigers in a 75-68, double-overtime loss in the Big Northern West rivalry game at the Blackhawk Center.

Emy Wright hit three 3-pointers and finished with 24 points for Oregon (16-11, 6-5), which trailed 16-7 after one quarter before outscoring the Tigers 25-10 in the second. Sam Lambrigtsen added 19 points, and Kelsey Pudlas scored 14.

Ellie Lehne led all scorers with 28 points for Byron (24-3, 9-1), while Nicole Silvers had 15 points, and Mayson Whipple chipped in 12.

The game was tied at 42 after three quarters, tied at 50 at the end of regulation, and tied at 63 after the initial overtime.

Dakota 57, AFC 53: The Raiders fell into a 16-8 hole after one quarter and couldn't catch back up in an NUIC East loss in Ashton.

Lauren Meurer and Alisyn Essex each scored 13 for AFC (15-8, 7-5), with Meurer adding six assists and nabbing three steals. Cassidy Koning had 11 points, and Allison Prestegaard chipped in six points, six rebounds, five steals and 11 blocks.

Jaycee Cleaver hit four 3-pointers and poured in 28 points for the Indians (22-6, 11-1).

South Beloit 57, Polo 34: The Marcos trailed just 23-19 at halftime, but the SoBos pulled away for an NUIC East win with a 31-18 scoring edge after the break.

KeeLey Meyer scored 19 for Polo (1-22, 1-9), and Hannah Grobe added eight points, including both Marco 3-pointers. Shian Galbreath scored 25 for the SoBos (4-13, 4-8).

Durand 42, Milledgeville 22: The Missiles (7-18, 3-9) struggled to score against the Bulldogs (18-7, 8-3) in an NUIC East loss at home.

Eastland 45, Lena-Winslow 33: The Cougars led 23-14 by halftime, and pulled away from there for an NUIC West win in Lanark.

Hannah Hake and Lexis Macomber scored 11 points apiece for Eastland (22-4, 10-0), which played 11 girls.

Kenzie Temperley had 11 points for Le-Win (12-9, 6-5), and Ashley Block scored 10.

Pearl City 54, West Carroll 32: The Thunder (3-21, 0-10) fell behind 10-2 after one quarter, then were outscored 29-15 in the second half of an NUIC West road loss to the Wolves (15-10, 7-3).


Emy Wright, Oregon, 24 points, 3 3-pointers

KeeLey Meyer, Polo, 19 points

Sa,m Lambrigtsen, Oregon, 19 points

Lauren Meurer, AFC, 13 points, 6 assists, 3 steals

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