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Cardinals pick up first league win; Golden Warriors lose in Byron

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 1:48 p.m. CDT

Byron 70, Sterling 41: The Tigers outscored the Warriors 56-27 after the opening quarter in a nonconference game in Byron.

Sterling Thornton had 11 points, and Zach Rehmert scored nine for Sterling (6-9), playing its first game since Jan. 17.

Daniel Lowe scored 20 points for Byron (17-8), and Clayton Hoover hit five 3s and finished with 16 points.

Newman 61, Morrison 51: The Mustangs kept within striking range of the Comets, but lost in a Three Rivers North game in Morrison.

Sophomore center Noah McCarty had 20 points and nine rebounds for Newman (21-2, 9-1), while John Payan made four 3-pointers and scored 14 points. A.J. Sharp also had 14 points, and dished four assists.

Mason Sitzmore scored 19 points for Morrison (10-14, 6-4), and Bill Greul added nine points.

Erie 45, Amboy 42: The Cardinals picked up their first Three Rivers North win of the season, winning at home in a game between the conference's two winless squads.

Vinnie Bramm's 13 points paced Erie (2-20, 1-8), which outscored the Clippers 9-4 in the fourth quarter for the come-from-behind win.

Jordan Ernst had 17 points, and Damon Quest scored 13 for Amboy (2-16, 0-7), which trailed 30-26 at halftime, but took a 38-36 lead into the final period.

Prophetstown 47, Riverdale 44: The Prophets turned a 21-16 halftime deficit into a Three Rivers North road win in Port Byron.

Ethan Howard had 18 points for Prophetstown (7-12, 3-5), including all three of the team's 3-pointers. Chris Bauer added 11 points, and Josh Sigel chipped in nine.

Jake Bussert poured in 21 points for the Rams (6-17, 2-7).

Swimming

Rock Island 146, Sterling 81, Newman 45: The Golden Warriors got five runner-up finishes to take second in a triangular in Rock Island.

The Rocks won all but one varsity event. That was the 100 butterfly, won by Newman's Warren Melton in 55.83 seconds. Melton also teamed with Quinn Harrison, Aidan Bollman and Robbie Hicks to place second in the 200 free relay (1:41.54).

For Sterling, Keaton Dir was second in the 200 freestyle (1:48.85) and 500 free (5:04.75), while Lucas Campbell took second in the 100 free (53.64 seconds) and Sam Wike placed second in the 100 backstroke (1:03.61). Those three also teamed with Blake Ruiz to finish second in the 400 free relay (1:47.80).

Wrestling

Byron 69, Polo 12:
The Marcos got pins from Ethan Cain at 160 pounds, and Jeff Kimpel at 182 in a nonconference dual at home.

Byron picked up nine pins, a forfeit, an injury default, and a 6-5 decision.

Stars

Zach Barber, Fulton, 20 points

Noah McCarty, Newman, 20 points

Mason Sitzmore, Morrison, 19 points

Ethan Howard, Prophetstown, 18 points

Jordan Ernst, Amboy, 17 points

Warren Melton, Newman swimming, won 100 butterfly in Rock Island triangular

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