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Hawks soar past Indians

Oregon knocks off Pecatonica; Eastland, West Carroll win

The Oregon Hawks came into the 2A North Boone Regional as the lowest seed at No. 6. The Hawks had nowhere to go but up.

Oregon knocked of the No. 3-seeded Pecatonica Indians 50-47 in a quarterfinal in Poplar Grove.

Billy Heeg led the way by scoring 16 points for Oregon (7-20). Trevor Otten added 11 points. The Hawks advance to play the second-seeded Byron Tigers at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in a semifinal matchup.

Andrew Squires had 16 points for Pecatonica (14-11).

1A Forreston

Eastland 66, Forreston 49: Dalton Shaner scored 29 points to lead the fourth-seeded Cougars to a win over the host Cardinals at the Forreston Regional.

Shaner made seven two-point field goals and three 3-pointers. Marshall Fink had 11 points, while Skylar Paulson and Blake Janssen both scored 10 points for Eastland (22-4).

Eastland advances to play top-seeded Milledgeville at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Robert DeVries scored 17 points for Forreston (9-15).

2A Morrison

West Carroll 41, Riverdale 40: The Thunder overcame a slow start to pull off a mild upset in the opening game of the 2A Morrison Regional.

The Thunder (5-18) trailed 11-2 after the first quarter, but finished strong by outscoring the Rams 18-11 in the fourth quarter. Trevor Jones led the way with 16 points, and Brandon Sturtevant had 10 points.

West Carroll advances to play top-seeded Newman at 7 p.m. today.

Chris Kosminsky had 13 points for Riverdale (8-21).

Monday's stars

Dalton Shaner, Eastland, 29 points

Billy Heeg, Oregon, 16 points

Trevor Jones, West Carroll 16 points

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