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BV tops Rockets; Dukes dominate

Dukes dominate Vikings in Dixon; Cougars, Missiles, Marcos all win at Forreston

Bureau Valley’s Spencer Marquez (left) guards Rock Falls’ Jalen Johnson (22) during the title game of the Colmone Classic on Saturday in Spring Valley.
Bureau Valley’s Spencer Marquez (left) guards Rock Falls’ Jalen Johnson (22) during the title game of the Colmone Classic on Saturday in Spring Valley.

Led by 24 points from tournament MVP Kale Barnett and Andrew Petros’ double-double, the Bureau Valley Storm won the Colmone Classic title with a 66-53 victory over Rock Falls on Saturday night in Spring Valley.

After a nip-and-tuck battle for three quarters, the Storm pulled away with a 15-5 scoring edge in the fourth quarter. BV led 21-20 after one quarter, 34-33 at halftime, and 51-48 after three periods.

Petros had 14 points and 12 rebounds for BV, and Barnett added three assists and two steals to his game-high point total. Nate Paup finished with 10 points and a blocked shot, and Tyler Gustafson and Corbin Endress each scored nine, with Gustafson dishing three assists.

Cade Nailor had 16 points and nine rebounds to pace the Rockets, and Dylan Leaf added 12 points, six assists and two steals.

Dixon 69, North Boone 39: Led by Beau Bailey’s 21 points, the Dukes picked up their first Big Northern win of the season at Lancaster Gym.

Gabe Sohn scored 10 points, and Oscar Van Sickle added nine points and seven rebounds for Dixon (4-4, 1-2), which limited the Vikings to 12 first-half points. Bailey and Derian Duncan each dished five assists.

Forreston Tournament

Eastland 81, River Ridge 72, OT: Eastland needed overtime, but pulled out an opening win in Forreston.

The Cougars led 19-12 after one quarter, trailed 36-33 at halftime after River Ridge scored 24 in the second quarter, then scored 24 of their own in the fourth quarter to tie the game 68-68 and force overtime.

Ethan Christians scored 27 points. Reid Janssen added 17, and Brock Coatney had 14, and D.J. Heeren chipped in 13.

Milledgeville 61, Pecatonica 58: The Missiles scored 20 points in the second quarter to build a 37-25 halftime lead, then held off a fourth-quarter rally by the Indians in Forreston.

Kyle Ottens hit four 3-pointers and led the way with 28 points. Cade Schave scored 22.

Polo 81, Stillman Valley 51: The Marcos outscored the Cardinals 32-12 in the second quarter and 26-9 in the fourth to pull away for the win in Forreston.

Justin Young had 24 points for Polo, while Brady Webb scored 17, and Braiden Soltow added 14. Nine different Marcos scored.

Route 84 Tournament

Fulton 52, West Carroll 42: Tyler Bruggenwirth scored 18 points to lead the Steamers past the Thunder in the third-place game in Mt. Carroll.

Also for Fulton, Cody Sanderson had 11 points, and Nate Wierema added 10.

Dawson Wurster led West Carroll with 14 points, and Jacob Dunk added 10.

AFC 58, Galena 48: Mike Thompson paced a balanced attack with 17 points for the Raiders in a win over the Pirates in the seventh-place game at Mount Carroll.

Adam Hart and Garrett Drew each had 12 points for AFC, and Cody Penick added 10.


Hawks 5th at Stillman Valley: Oregon had four champions on its way to a fifth-place finish in Stillman Valley.

The host Cardinals won with 168 points.

Oregon champs were Jacob Milliman (113), Noah Paul (132), Chase Clark (138) and Chris Alaniz (152). Andrew Herbst was second at 106.

Amboy was 12th among 14 teams with 29 points. The Clippers had a pair of fourth-place finishers in Mason Costner (195) and Chris Morris (220).


Water Warriors fifth at Clinton: Sterling scored 175 points to claim fifth place at the Clinton (Iowa) Invitational.

Linn-Mar from Marion, Iowa, won the event with 302.5 points.

Sterling’s 200 medley relay team of Jack Wike, Robby Christensen, Zach Wade and Calvin Sandefer took first with a time of 1:44.03. That group also took third in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:33.69.

Individually, Sandefer won the 50 freestyle (22.27 seconds) and the 100 freestyle (49.17).

Christensen was third in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 IM.

Saturday’s stars

Calvin Sandefer, Sterling swimming, two individual wins & a relay win

Kyle Ottens, Milledgeville basketball, 28 points

Ethan Christians, Eastland basketball, 27 points

Justin Young, Polo basketball, 24 points

Cade Schave, Milledgeville basketball, 22 points

Beau Bailey, Dixon basketball, 221 points, 5 assists

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