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Polo tops Dakota in home finale

Duchesses drop makeup game against Rochelle on the road

Polo sent its seniors out on a high note on Senior Night and cruised to an 80-49 NUIC East win over Dakota.

The Marcos led 23-17 after one quarter and didn’t look back.

Reid Taylor led Polo with 28 points, including 13 points in a 29-point third quarter performance by the Marcos; he hit five 3-pointers om the game. Brady Webb also scored in double figures with 19 points.

AFC 63, Durand 45: The Raiders won an NUIC East home game against the Bulldogs.

Pearl City 38, West Carroll 26: The Thunder didn’t score a field goal in the third quarter in an NUIC West home loss to the Wolves, who owned a 19-16 halftime lead.

Jordan Anderson led the Thunder with seven points, including a pair of first-quarter 3-pointers.

Lucas Peterson led the Wolves with 12 points.

Eastland 54, Dwight 53: At the Riverton Shootout, the Cougars kicked off the central Illinois event and eked out the win against the Trojans.

Girls basketball

Rochelle 54, Dixon 45: The Duchesses dropped their regular-season finale on the road to the Hubs in a makeup game.

Rochelle led 17-8 after the first quarter, then the Hubs outscored the Duchesses 17-10 in the fourth quarter.

Zoe Carr led Dixon with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Britney Pitzer scored 12 points.

Abby Lundquist led the Hubs with 18 points.

Saturday’s stars

Reid Taylor, Polo boys, 28 points, 5 3-pointers

Brady Webb, Polo boys, 19 points

Zoe Carr, Dixon girls, 18 points

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