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Prophets win in Amboy

Storm keep pace with Comets; Cougars romp

The Prophetstown Prophets hit the road Friday and came home with a Three Rivers North win, beating the Amboy Clippers 63-41.

Josh Sigel scored 17 points, and Ethan
Howard had 15 for Prophetstown (8-12, 4-5), which led 22-12 after one quarter, 37-23 at the half, and 53-28 after three quarters.

Amboy (2-17, 0-8) got 16 points from Damon Quest, and 11 from
Jordan Ernst.

Bureau Valley 66, Morrison 44: Thanks to a 23-8 third-quarter surge, the Storm (16-8, 8-1) kept pace with Newman in the Three Rivers North, despite trailing the Mustangs (10-15, 6-5) 20-19 at halftime.

Riverdale 33, Erie 30: The Cardinals nearly won their second straight Three Rivers North game, but were outscored 13-5 in the fourth quarter at home.

Vinnie Bramm scored 11 points to pace Erie (2-21, 1-9), which led 25-20 after three quarters. Jake Bussert had 16 points for the Rams (7-17, 3-7).

Girls baskeball

Stillman Valley 47, Rock Falls 31: The Rockets were outscored 32-17 in the first and fourth quarters of a Big Northern West road loss.

Sydnie Nailor had eight points, and Emily Sauer scored seven for Rock Falls (6-17, 1-8). Macy Weaver finished with a game-high 18 for the Cardinals (13-13, 5-7).

Eastland 66, West Carroll 25: The second-ranked Cougars did not allow the Thunder to score more than eight points in any quarter en route to an NUIC West win at Savanna.

Lexis Macomber scored 14 points, and Hannah Hake had nine for Eastland (23-4, 11-0), which led 20-7 after one quarter and 30-12 at the half.

Hayley Guilinger paced West Carroll (3-22, 0-11) with eight points.

Durand 42, AFC 35: Allison Prestegaard scored 13 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and blocked six shots, but the Raiders (15-10, 7-6) dropped an NUIC East matchup at Durand.

The Bulldogs (20-7, 10-3) made 19 more free throws than AFC, which also got nine points from Lauren Meurer.

Dakota 60, Polo 25:
The Marcos fell behind 15-3 after one quarter, then were outscored 17-1 over the final 8 minutes of an NUIC East loss on the road.

Alex Sterenberg’s 10 points paced Polo (1-24, 1-11). Kendalynn Rockey hit five 3-pointers and scored 23 points for the Indians (23-6, 12-1), and Jaycee Cleaver had four 3s and 18 points.

Orangeville 50, Milledgeville 36: The Missiles trailed 26-19 at halftime, but couldn’t overcome the Broncos’ 15-3 third-quarter run on the road.

Jenna Bibler had nine points, and Courtney Swalve scored seven for Milledgeville (7-19, 3-10 NUIC East). Morgan Robb’s 18 points led Orangeville (5-18, 4-9).

ACSI State Tourney

Kankakee Trinity 47, Faith Christian 44, OT: The Falcons led 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter of their state tournament opener, but couldn’t hang on against the host team.

Sarah Smith had 15 points and seven steals, and Zoe Zigler scored 14 points for Faith. Katie Cover added seven points and nine rebounds.

Faith Christian 43, Quad City Christian 25: Leading 26-25 heading into the fourth quarter, the Falcons (11-10) outscored Quad City
Christian 17-0 in the final 8 minutes.

Sarah Smith scored 22 points and had six rebounds and six steals to pace Faith, which also got eight points from Stacia Hamill, and seven points and 10 rebounds from Katie Cover.

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