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Marcos bounce back

Polo beats Forreston; Oregon falls to Stillman Valley

The Polo Marcos bounced back from Monday's blowout loss to Aquin with a 51-40 NUIC East victory at Forreston.

Polo (20-4, 7-3) got 19 points from Brian Cavanaugh and 17 from AJ Dollmeyer. Brad Cavanuugh added 11 points for the Marcos, who led 15-14 at the half before outscoring the Cardinals (7-12, 3-5) 36-26 in the second half.

Stillman Valley 52, Oregon 47: The Hawks saw a 28-23 halftime lead slip away in a Big Northern West loss at Stillman Valley.

Trevor Gerig poured in 27 points to lead the Cardinals (6-15, 3-6). Trevor Otten hit five 3-pointers for 15 points to pace Oregon (4-17, 0-7). Jessie McKinley and Billy Heeg added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Hawks.

Eastland 39, Lena-Winslow 36: The Cougars outscored the Panthers 12-9 in the fourth quarter to eke out the NUIC West win at Lena.

Dalton Shaner scored 18 points and Skylar Paulson 15 for Eastland (17-3, 10-0).

Boys swimming

Newman 78, Morrison 76:
The Mustangs had six event wins to the Comets' five, but Newman's depth prevailed in a nip-and-tuck dual in Morrison.

Warren Melton led the Comets with two wins, taking the 200 freestyle (1:50.30) and 100 butterfly (56.07), while Aidan Bollman won the 100 freestyle (58.24 seconds), and Todd Nelson won the 100 breaststroke (1:14.34). Melton and Bollman teamed with Quinn Harrison and Robbie Hicks to take the 200 freestyle relay (1:45.10).

Kasey Hodge had two individual wins and two relay wins for the Mustangs, topping the field in the 50 freestyle (25.08) and 100 backstroke (1:05.05). Brian Slater won the 200 IM (2:30.35), and Kyle Workman won the 500 freestyle (5:59.95). Hodge teamed with Slater, Andrew Rinker and Sam Norman to take the 200 medley relay (2:03.67), and joined Rinker, Workman and Eric Sipes to win the 400 freestyle relay (3:54.14).

Men's basketball

Black Hawk 71, Sauk 63: The Skyhawks saw a 30-17 lead slip away in a home loss to the Braves.

Carlos Hendrix, David Newton and Jacoby Posley scored 16 points apiece to pace Sauk (12-11, 4-4 Arrowhead). Hendrix also had nine assists.

Erie graduate Jordan Schaller helped Black Hawk's cause with 10 points.

Thursday's stars

Brian Cavanaugh, Polo basketball, 19 points

Dalton Shaner, Eastland basketball, 18 points

Kasey Hodge, Morrison swimming, 2 individual wins, 2 relay wins

Warren Melton, Newman swimming, 2 individual wins, 1 relay win

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