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Warriors win rout at Pops

Comets, Cardinals pick up Three Rivers North victories

The Sterling Golden Warriors got rolling early and never let up in a 70-17 NIB-12 West victory Thursday over the Streator Bulldogs at Pops Dale Gymnasium.

Kiarra Harris scored 20 points for Sterling (16-10, 5-3), which led 13-4 after one quarter before outscoring the Bulldogs (1-19, 0-7) 26-5 in the second period. The Bulldogs didn’t score more than six points in any quarter.

Kaitlyn Bauer had 15 points, and Gabby Sandoval added 14, including both of the game’s 3-pointers.

Newman 75, Fulton 55: The Comets scored at least 13 points in every period in a Three Rivers North win at home.

Mary Alice Oswalt had 19 points, seven rebounds and seven steals for Newman (8-14, 7-7), which led 30-12 by halftime. Julie Hurd scored 18 points, Aubree Schmitt had 16 points and seven assists, and Sarah Trujillo added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Kerrigan Enloe’s 19 points paced the Steamers (3-23, 0-12), while Averi Leitzen added 12, and Faith Kennedy chipped in 11.

Amboy 44, AFC 26: The Clippers used a 15-3 second-quarter surge to pull away in a nonconference win at home.

Delaney Wilhelm scored 19 points for Amboy (18-6). Allison Prestegaard had 12 points for the Raiders (15-9).

Morrison 51, Wethersfield 47: The Fillies used a balanced attack to overcome Kristen Parsons’ 36 points in a nonconference win in Kewanee.

Ashley Greul scored 13 points, and Chelsea Eads added 10 for Morrison (13-13), which led 40-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

Bureau Valley 54, Princeton 40: The Storm led 29-12 by halftime and never looked back in a nonconference rivalry game in Manlius.

Darcy Kepner had 12 points, and Helena Osk Arnadottir scored 11 for BV (9-15), with Arnadottir dishing three assists. Nicole Bornsheuer finished with nine points, 14 rebounds and four steals, and Carlie Bickett chipped in six points, 12 boards, four assists, three steals and two blocks.

Brianna Barajas paced Princeton with 10 points and seven rebounds.

Erie 43, Riverdale 37: The Cobert sisters both recorded double-doubles in the Cardinals’ Three Rivers North win at home.

Rachel had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Courtney finished with 11 points, 11 boards, and three assists for Erie (19-9, 9-5), which led 21-13 at halftime. Bailee Classen hit three 3-pointers for nine points.

Lauren Claus scored 13 points, Sydney Mericle added 11, and Megan Groves chipped in 10 for the Rams (16-10, 9-4).

Forreston 64, Polo 39: The Marcos fell behind 16-6 after one quarter, then were outscored 36-16 in the second half of an NUIC East road loss.

KeeLey Meyer scored a game-high 21 points for Polo (1-23, 1-10). Maggie Curry had 20 points for Forreston (15-13, 7-5), with Rachel Walton adding five 3-pointers and 17 points.

Galena 63, West Carroll 25: The Thunder (3-22, 0-11) lost an NUIC West contest to the Pirates (14-9, 6-7) in Savanna.

Girls bowling

Dixon 3,319, Streator 3,068: The Duchesses clinched a share of the NCIC title, claiming all 10 conference points at Plum Hollow.

Emily Quaco rolled games of 235, 215 and 206 to finish with a 656 series for Dixon (10-1), which tied with Morris with 80 out of 90 possible conference points on the season. Margaret Thomas (572), Ashley Currier (554), Katlyn Bay (552) added 550+ series, with Currier finishing her day with a 241 game.

Sydney Gill’s 664 series, which included games of 224 and 236, paced the Bulldogs.

United Township 2,929, Sterling 2,483: The Golden Warriors lost every game in a nonconference dual meet at Blackhawk Lanes.

Destinee Howard led Sterling with a 597 series, which included games of 207 and 224. Magan Tintori added a 553 for the Warriors, including a 203 high game.

Kayla Crawford paced the Panthers with a 659 series, and Leah Samuelson added a 649.

Women’s baskeball

Sauk Valley 76, Black Hawk 28: All nine Skyhawks that played scored at least six points in a romp over the Braves at Sauk.

With starter Sheldeen Joseph out due to illness, Sauk (16-3, 6-1 Arrowhead) got 12 points from Paige Calow, and 11 apiece from Becca Hendley and Sarah Matson. Hendley also had eight rebounds and five steals.

Jaimie Hurd contributed six points, six assists, six rebounds and six steals.

Thursday’s stars

KeeLey Meyer, Polo basketball, 21 points

Kiarra Harris, Sterling basketball, 20 points

Mary Alice Oswalt, Newman basketball, 19 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals

Delaney Wilhelm, Amboy basketball, 19 points

Rachel & Courtney Cobert, Erie, both had double-doubles

Emily Quaco, Dixon bowling, 656 series

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