Girls basketball: Lovgren leads Clippers past Boilers
Behind five 3-pointers from Brooke Lovgren, the Amboy Clippers held serve at home Tuesday by beating the Kewanee Boilermakers 44-37.
Lovgren hit four 3s in the first quarter as the Clippers (13-12, 6-8 Three Rivers) took a 16-3 lead after one quarter, then held on despite being outscored 30-21 in the second half.
Lovgren finished with 18 points, and Autumn Smith and Kaitlyn Liebing chipped in eight points apiece for Amboy. Jennifer Ensley paced Kewanee (11-15, 5-7) with 13 points.
Dixon 44, Princeton 25: Brooke Bailey outscored the Tigresses by herself as the Duchesses on a nonconference road game.
Bailey poured in 28 points for Dixon (10-14), which hit double-digits in the win column for the third straight season. Seven different Duchesses scored and a dozen of them played as they built a 16-5 lead after one quarter and 30-10 margin by halftime.
Emmalee Sears paced Princeton with eight points.
Prophetstown 49, Fulton 21: The Prophets kept pace with Riverdale at the top of the Three Rivers by taking command early against the Steamers in Fulton.
Prophetstown (24-3, 12-1) led 14-4 after one quarter and led 28-9 at half. Cassie Reiley led with 19 points. Clare Kramer added 11 points.
Morgan Sanquist had six points for Fulton (10-18, 5-8).
Erie 63, Bureau Valley 28: Ten different Cardinals scored, and Erie led the entire way in a Three Rivers win in Manlius.
Laykin Miner had 13 points, Kayla Waggoner scored 11, and Peyton Rus added nine for Erie (19-8, 8-5), which led 12-4 after the first period and 31-14 at halftime. Des Lawson chipped in seven points and five steals, Rachel Cobert finished with four points, five rebounds and three assists, and Courtney Cobert had seven boards steals and four boards.
Krista Naaktgeboren hit three 3-pointers and paced the Storm (1-24, 0-12) with nine points and four assists, while Heaven Bennett had six points and eight rebounds.
Aquin 65, Milledgeville 22: The Missiles trailed 22-1 after one quarter and 41-5 at halftime in an NUIC East loss at home.
Carli Hunter hit a pair of 3-pointers and scored nine points to pace Milledgeville (5-19, 2-10). Madelyn Reining hit three 3s and led all scorers with 13 points, as 15 girls played for the Bulldogs (24-2, 11-1).
Forreston 57, AFC 45: The Raiders fell behind 37-18 by halftime and couldn't catch up in an NUIC East road loss.
Alisyn Essex hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 of her 20 points in the first half for AFC (10-13, 3-9), while Sarah Matson added three 3s and scored 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Anna Drake scored 12 points and Mykil Baker had 11 for Forreston (18-9, 10-2).
Eastland 45, East Dubuque 37: The Cougars reached the 20-win plateau with an NUIC West road win.
Courtney Walker scored 13 points, Katrina Hatheway added 10, and Hannah Hake chipped in eight for Eastland (20-7, 9-2), which outscored the Warriors (12-7, 6-5) 25-15 in the second half.
Faith Christian 34, East Moline Christian 30: Amanda Smith's 16 points paced the Falcons in a see-saw nonconference victory in Grand Detour.
Krista Beach chipped in eight points for Faith (18-2), which used 13 different players in the game and led 10-3 after one quarter, 14-13 at halftime and 26-17 after three periods.
Brooke Bailey, Dixon, 28 points
Alisyn Essex, AFC, 20 points, 4 3-pointers
Cassie Reiley, Prophetstown, 19 points
Brooke Lovgren, Amboy, 18 points, 5 3-pointers