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Duchesses, Rockets roll

Dixon, Rock Falls cruise to regional wins

The Dixon Duchesses cruised into the 3A Mendota Regional semifinals, beating Streator for the third time this season, 56-25, in an opening-round game Tuesday.

The Duchesses (17-11) led 22-4 after one quarter, and never looked back. Brooke Bailey led a balanced effort with 13 points, and Tyler Smith and Maggie Bushman each scored eight.

Katie Provo and Maggie Provo chipped in six points apiece for Dixon, which had 10 different players score in the game. The Duchesses face Sterling tonight at 8 p.m.

Morgan Sharisky and Ariana Holmes had six points for Streator (1-23).

Rock Falls 69, LaSalle-Peru 45: Bailey Schrader scored 22 points, and Emily Sauer added 10 as the Rockets knocked off the Cavaliers at Mendota.

Rock Falls (7-18) will take on top-seeded Mendota tonight at 6 p.m.

Boys basketball

Sterling 54, LaSalle-Peru 46: Sterling Thornton tossed in 27 points as the Golden Warriors snapped a six-game losing streak by beating the Cavaliers at Musgrove Fieldhouse.

Also for Sterling (7-13, 3-4 NIB-12 West), Draque Penaflor-Heier added 11 points.

Brady Huebbe led L-P (9-13, 2-6) with 23 points.

Prophetstown 53, Erie 34: The Prophets (13-13, 8-5 Three Rivers North) continued their recent upswing with a home win against the Cardinals (2-24, 1-12).

Morrison 44, Fulton 41: The Mustangs outscored the Steamers 29-20 in the second half of a Three Rivers rivalry road win.

Hunter Hamstra had 15 points for Morrison (13-15, 9-5), and Kaleb Church added 11. Kyle Huebner’s 12 points paced Fulton (19-8, 8-5).

AFC 60, Dakota 39: The Raiders jumped out to a 19-2 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back in posting a win over the Indians in Ashton.

Bret Gittleson led AFC (11-14, 5-6 NUIC East) with 20 points, and Troy Mairs added 16.

Daniel VanFleet led Dakota (16-9, 9-3) with 14 points.

Polo 101, South Beloit 61: AJ Dollmeyer had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Marcos hit the century mark against the visiting SoBos.

Also for Polo (21-6, 8-4), Brian Cavanaugh had 20 points and four assists, and Max Simmons added 10 points.

Milledgeville 55, Durand 53: Kameron DawTyne had 15 points, six assists and five steals as the Missiles held off the Bulldogs in Milledgeville.

Caleb Skoog added 11 points and 10 boards for Milledgeville (20-4, 9-3 NUIC East).

Tuesday’s stars

Damon Quest, Amboy, 35 pointd

Sterling Thornton, Sterling, 27 points

AJ Dollmeyer, Polo, 25 points, 14 rebounds

Bailey Schrader, RF, 22 points

Austin Donoho, RF, 22 points, 12-for-22 FTs

Bret Gittleson, AFC, 20 points

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