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Basketball

BV gets past Princeton

Steamers, Thunder, Marcos seasons all end

Bureau Valley is into the final of the 2A Mendota Regional, avenging two previous losses to Princeton with a 45-37 win over the Tigers on Wednesday.

Princeton jumped out to an early lead, but Bureau Valley closed the first half with a 12-0 run that included a putback by Saige Barnett and layups by Addison Moreland and Christen Hurley.

Up 29-19 at half and 35-25 at one point in the third, Bureau Valley saw its lead whittled to five, before getting the lead back into double digits.

Hurley finished with 23 points. Barnett added eight.

The Storm will face No. 1 seed Hall in the regional championship game.

2A Riverdale Regional

Riverdale 52, Fulton 36: The Steamers could not hang onto a halftime lead and fell to the host Rams.

Fulton led 23-21 at half, but scored just 13 points the rest of the way. By the end of the third quarter, the lead was gone as Riverdale had pulled in front 39-30.

Rylee Leitzen led Fulton with 11 points. Liz Fish added eight.

Harvest Christian 69, West Carroll 29: The Thunder’s season came to an end in the regional semifinals in Port Byron.

1A Forreston Regional

Aquin 58, Polo 28: The Marcos’ season ended in the regional semifinals at Forreston, as Polo fell behind 15-2 after one quarter and never recovered.

Alex Dusing scored 10 points to pace the Marcos, who trailed 29-17 at halftime before being outscored 29-11 in the second half.

Abby Barr’s 13 points paced the Bulldogs, and Maggie Bald hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points.

Boys basketball

Hinckley-Big Rock 69, AFC 53: The Raiders could not hold a slim halftime lead in a nonconference road loss.

AFC led 17-15 after one quarter and 35-32 at halftime, but was outscored 15-5 in the third quarter.

Adam Hart led AFC with 16 points. Cody Penick added nine.

Tuesday’s late result

Men’s basketball

Carl Sandburg 82, Sauk Valley 69: The Skyhawks trailed 32-30 at halftime, then were outscored 50-39 in the second half in an Arrowhead Conference loss on the road.

Anthony Martinez had 19 points and six rebounds, and Montel Brown added 17 points and eight rebounds for Sauk Valley (14011, 2-4), which committed 27 turnovers. Eli Leffelman chipped in eight points and seven assists.

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