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Hawks handle Rockets at home

Fillies, Storm earn TRAC wins; Cougars suffer first NUIC West loss

The Oregon Hawks will head into postseason play with some momentum, after beating the Rock Falls Rockets 71-51 on Saturday evening in a Big Northern West game at the Blackhawk Center.

Sam Lambrigtsen scored 25 points, and Emy Wright had 22 for the Hawks (17-11, 7-5), who outscored Rock Falls 49-24 in the next second and third quarters. Lambrigtsen and Wright accounted for all five Oregon 3-pointers.

Chelsi Blair, Emily Sauer and Sydnie Nailor scored eight points apiece for the Rockets (6-18, 1-9), who led 17-9 after the opening 8 minutes.

Stillman Valley 36, Dixon 28: The Duchesses trailed just 26-24 heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn't get over the hump in a nonconference loss at Lancaster Gym.

Brooke Bailey had a double-double for Dixon (13-10), scoring 11 points while grabbing 10 rebounds, and Carly Hartle added nine points. Sydney Shelburne finished with a game-high 14 points for the Cardinals (14-13).

Morrison 43, Riverdale 34: The Fillies finished the regular season on a high note, upsetting the Rams in a Three Rivers North game in Port Byron.

Chelsea Eads had 10 points, five rebounds and two assists for Morrison (14-13, 5-8), with Kassidee Church adding eight points and four boards, and Emma Sitzmore chipping in seven points and five rebounds.

Lauren Claus hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points for Riverdale (16-11, 9-5).

Bureau Valley 53, Fulton 39: The Storm outscored the Steamers 21-2 in the second quarter to erase an early deficit in a Three Rivers North road win.

Helena Osk Arnadottir scored 16 points for BV (10-15, 2-10), with Darcy Kepner adding 15 points, five rebounds, six steals and three assists. Nicole Bornsheuer had seven points and 13 rebounds, and Carlie Bickett pulled down 11 boards.

Faith Kennedy's 11 points led Fulton (3-24, 0-13), while Rachael Beiermann chipped in nine points, four rebounds and five assists.

Warren 50, Polo 32: Polo trailed 23-12 by halftime and couldn't catch up in an NUIC crossover game at home.

KeeLey Meyer's nine points led a balanced offense for Polo (1-25), which saw eight different players score.

Allison Kubat scored 21 points for the Warriors (4-22), who scored 11 points in the first quarter, 12 in the second, 13 in the third and 14 in the fourth.

East Dubuque 55, Eastland 54: Lexis Macomber poured in 29 points for the Cougars, but it wasn't enough to prevent a road loss to the Warriors.

Also for Eastland (23-5, 11-1 NUIC West), Hannah Hake had 11 points.

Abby Berryman paced East Dubuque with 16 points.

Grace Christian 42, Faith Christian 40: The Falcons led 16-6 after one quarter and 28-15 at halftime, but Grace Christian capped its second-half surge with a last-second basket to send Faith to a loss in its season finale in the consolation championship at the ACSI State Tournament in Kankakee.

Sarah Smith had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Falcons (11-11), while Stacia Hamill and Zoe Zigler scored eight points apiece. Katie Cover chipped in six points and 14 rebounds for Faith, which was outscored 27-12 in the second half and did not attempt a free throw in the game.

Courtney Johnson scored 16 points, and Natalee Cross added 14 for Grace Baptist.

Women's basketball

Kennedy-King 79, Sauk Valley 75:
The Skyhawks couldn't hold a 10-point halftime lead, as they were outscored 44-30 after the break in a nonconference loss in Chicago.

Aleena Hammelman had 16 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and three steals for Sauk (17-4), which shot 27-for-68 (39.7 percent) from the field and 9-for-26 (34.6 percent) from 3-point range. Sarah Matson hit six of the Skyhawks' nine 3s and finished with 21 points and three assists, while Jordan Giddings added 18 points, six rebounds and three assists.

Sauk also got 12 points and five boards from Morgan Dean, while Sheldeen Joseph had seven points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Jaimie Hurd chipped in seven rebounds and five assists.

Saturday's stars

Lexis Macomber, Eastland, 29 points

Sam Lambrigtsen, Oregon, 25 points

Emy Wright, Oregon, 22 points

Sarah Matson, Sauk, 21 points, 6 3s

Sarah Smith, Faith, 16 points, 7 rebounds

Darcy Kepner, BV, 15 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals, 3 assists

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