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Comets come back on road

Steamers rally past Riverdale; Cardinals pull away at home

Newman got off to a slow start, but finished strong to beat Prophetstown 41-38 on Thursday in a Three Rivers East road game.

The Prophets led 11-3 after one, but the Comets scored 14 points in the second quarter to tie the game 17-17 at halftime. The score was still tied 25-25 after three quarters before Newman pulled out the win in the fourth period.

Madison Craft led the Comets with 16 points. Savannah Skinner added 10.

Courtney Pierceson led Prophetstown with 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals. Emma Camper had eight points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and four steals.

Fulton 36, Riverdale 31: The Steamers were on the wrong end of a 10-0 run to open the game, but fought their way back for a home TRAC West win.

Rylee Leitzen got Fulton on the board with a 3-pointer, and Brooke Huizenga hit a half-court shot to beat the first-quarter buzzer to cut the deficit to 10-9.

Fulton stormed ahead in the third quarter before the Rams answered, cutting Fulton’s lead to 31-30 with 1 minute left. Huizenga then hit another 3, and the Fulton defense held on to ice the game.

Leitzen, Huizenga and Kylee Sweenie all scored nine for Fulton.

Princeton 61, Bureau Valley 49: The Storm got 24 points from Christen Hurley on 10-for-26 shooting, but it was not enough in a TRAC East road loss.

Hurley also had eight rebounds. Saige Barnett added 14 points for BV.

Princeton’s Anna Murray scored 31 points, passing the 1,000-point mark for her career and vaulting into third place on the program’s all-time scoring list. She also had 14 rebounds and 10 assists in the game.

Erie 39, Rockridge 31: The Cardinals outscored the Rockets 32-17 after the first quarter in a Three Rivers West win at home.

Whitney Bramm scored 15 points for Erie, and Skylar Steimle added 11. Riley Redell hit three 3-pointers for nine points, and the Cardinals shot 11-for-12 from the free-throw line.

Mattie Henry hit four 3s to lead Rockridge with 12 points.

East Dubuque 37, Eastland 35: The Cougars were outscored 12-3 in the fourth quarter on the road to suffer their first NUIC West loss of the season.

Jordan Miller had nine points and six rebounds for Eastland (19-3, 7-1), while Gabby Snyder, Katie Krogman and Lydia Coatney each scored six points. Coatney grabbed nine boards, Krogman pulled down seven, and Snyder hit a pair of 3-pointers. Erin Henze chipped in five points and eight assists.

The Warriors’ Skylar Culbertson was the game’s lone double-figure scorer with 10 points.

Bowling

Yorkville 3,314, Sterling 2,984: The Golden Warriors fell in York-ville despite four bowlers having series of 500 or better.

Zoey Paone led the way with a 533 series, two pins better than teammate Olivia Zinanni’s 531. Kyleigh Glazer had a 516 series, and Alivia Salmon rolled a 505.

Paone had the Warriors’ high game with a 199.

Katie Orisek led the Foxes with a 235 game and a 630 series.

Thursday’s stars

Whitney Bramm, Erie basketball, 15 points

Christen Hurley, Bureau Valley basketball, 24 points

Madison Craft, Newman basketball, 16 points

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