Sterling’s defense held off a furious flurry of Rochelle chances in the final 20 seconds, and the Golden Warriors held on for a 58-57 win in Rochelle on Tuesday.
Sterling led 47-39 heading into the fourth
quarter before the Hubs scored 18 points in the final 8 minutes, but could not complete the
After several chances for the game-winner, the ball went out of bounds off of a Hubs player with 1.9 seconds left, and Sterling was able to inbound the ball to Josi Borum to run out the clock.
Borum scored 14 points. Grace Gould scored 17, and Gretchen Gould added 13.
Abby Lundquist led Rochelle with 24 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter. Morgan Baker added 18.
Dixon 48, Mendota 37: The Duchesses jumped out to a 16-8 lead after the first quarter and a 31-16 advantage at halftime in a Big Northern road win over the Trojans.
Britney Pitzer and Zoe Carr scored nine points apiece to lead a balanced effort for Dixon. Kira Goal added eight, while Avery Fox and Abby Guthrie pitched in seven each for the Duchesses.
Alex Barrera had a game-high 16 points for Mendota.
Rockridge 48, Morrison
34: Peyton Tegeler tossed in 17 points for the
Fillies in a road loss to the
Fran Letts led Rockridge with 21 points, and Jessica Stice added 16.
Milledgeville 66, Polo 48: Rebecca Waite paced a balanced attack with 20 points as the Missiles picked up an NUIC East road win against the Marcos.
Mady Frederick had 18 points for Milledgeville, and Sabreena Hartman added 16.
Alex Dusing scored 15 points for Polo, and Rilley Peterson added 13.
AFC 54, Forreston 44: The Raiders jumped out to a 14-2 lead after the first quarter and
preserved an NUIC East home win over the
Jaynee Prestegaard had 26 points, nine rebounds, two steals and a block for AFC. Madeline
Prestegaard notched a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Grace Carr paced Forreston with 13 points. Allison Bondele added 11.
Sterling 2,562, United
Township 2,558: The Golden Warriors squeaked past the Panthers by four pins, and took six points to UT’s four in East Moline.
Olivia Zinanni rolled a match-high 622 series for Sterling, including a match-high 247 game. Kyleigh Glazier (528) and Zoey Paone (526) also broke 500 for the Warriors, who won the second game and the overall pinfall to take the dual.
Dixon 3,270, Rockford Lutheran 2,181: The Duchesses rolled to a road victory over a Crusaders squad with just three bowlers.
Allison Bay led Dixon (5-2) with a 630 series, consisting of an opening 222 game and followed by a pair of 204 games. Melissa Bates added a 564 series and a 212 high game, and Kyrie Payne added a 205 game.
Oregon 2,952, Mendota 2,889: The Hawks extended their winning streak by beating the Trojans on the road.
Rebbeca Meyers had games of 200, 193 and 205 on her way to a 598 series. Caitlyn Kaltenbrun had a 204 game and a 553 series.
Brooke Lee’s 215 game and 547 series led
Sauk Valley 76, Illinois Valley 66: Kennedy Kuykendall drained five 3s and tossed in 24 points to lead the Skyhawks to a win in Oglesby.
Sauk Valley (5-7) led just 52-51 entering the final quarter before pulling away. Isabelle Shiaras had 19 points for SVCC, and Bre Scheidegger added 14.
Illinois Valley’s Julia Dohar led all scorers with 29 points.