Back and forth they went Tuesday night, the two rivals from across the Rock River, knocking down shot after shot and each answering the other's response. But after Rock Falls' last-second chance to win in regulation evaporated, Sterling took control from the free-throw line in overtime. The Golden Warriors went on to beat the Rockets 50-43 in a Class 3A Sterling Regional semifinal at Musgrove Fieldhouse. They advance to face Rochelle in Thursday's regional title game.

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