The Dixon boys basketball team rolled to a Big Northern road victory Friday night, heading to Poplar Grove and defeating North Boone 75-46.
The Dukes (12-5) jumped out to a 29-16 lead after one quarter, and increased it to 42-26 by halftime before outscoring the Vikings 33-20 in the second half.
Beau Bailey had a game-high 17 points to lead Dixon, while Derian Duncan scored 13, and Aaron Duncan added nine. Jacob Gaither and Jarod Bell chipped in eight points each, as all 10 Dukes who played scored in the game.
Winnebago 75, Oregon 46: With 4 minutes left in the second quarter of its BNC road game with Winnebago, Oregon only trailed 23-22 and held an 18-10 rebounding advantage.
However, that changed quickly.
Winnebago had a 47-27 lead by the 4-minute mark of the third quarter, as Oregon committed 13 turnovers in 21 possessions in that stretch and could only muster baskets by Jackson Buck and Noah Campos.
“In the first half, we did a nice job,” Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. “Then we got fatigued, both mentally and physically.”
Oregon was without injured Ryker Finch and Josh Sitze.
“From Tuesday to Monday next week, we have seven games and only eight players,” Virgil said. “It will be a challenge.”
Trey Woolsey led Oregon with 13 points, and Dalton Hermes had eight.
Hall 54, Bureau Valley 52: The Storm were outscored 17-11 in the fourth quarter of a tough Three Rivers East loss in Spring Valley.
Noah Johnson’s 18 points led BV, while Kale Barnett scored 11 and Noah Simon added 10.
Trez Rybarczyk poured in a game-high 30 points for the Red Devils.
Orion 46, Fulton 38: Bradlee Damhoff had 14 points and Connor Barnett added 12 for the Steamers in a road loss to the Chargers.
Josh Johnson scored 17 points to lead Orion.
Newman 77, Polo 34: The Comets led 21-11 after one quarter, then held the Marcos to eight points or fewer in each of the next three quarters for a nonconference road win.
Madison Craft hit four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 16 points for Newman (15-8), which had 12 different players score. Jenna Johnson added 12 points, and Josie Rank hit three 3s and chipped in 11 points.
Becca Wagner’s seven points paced Polo.
Byron 58, Oregon 39: The Hawks couldn’t take down the Tigers on the road in Big Northern Conference play.
AFC 63, Milledgevile 15: The Raiders held the Missiles scoreless for the entire first half in an NUIC East win in Ashton.
Jaynee Prestegaard and Tristan Munroe scored 18 points apiece to pace AFC (18-2), with Munroe pulling down nine rebounds, and Prestegaard adding seven rebounds and five blocked shots. Camdyn Penick chipped in 10 points and five assists, while Alyscia Settles dished nine assists and grabbed five rebounds to go with her six points for the Raiders, who outscored Milledgeville 25-0 in the first quarter and 23-6 in the third.
Samantha Hartman and Carissa Hubbard led the Missiles with four points each.
Amboy 41, Forreston 29: The Clippers outscored the Cardinals 36-12 through the final three quarters to pull away for an NUIC East road win.
Abi Payne’s 18 points led the way for Amboy, which trailed 17-5 after one quarter. Mallory Powers added nine points, and Kyleigh Donna scored seven.