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Hawks handle Hornets at home

Rockets lose dual on criteria; Steamer wrestlers split on road

The Oregon boys basketball team rolled to a make-up victory at the Blackhawk Center on Wednesday night, defeating the Harvard Hornets 71-46.

Trey Woolsey scored 20 points to lead the Hawks (7-10), hitting three of the team’s eight 3-pointers. Dalton Hermes hit two 3s and finished with 14 points, and Eli Rufer (12 points) and Jackson Buck (10, including 2 3s) also hit double figures for Oregon, and Riley Binrbaum nearly made it there, chipping in nine points.

“We moved the ball really well and helped out on defense,” Oregon coach Quinn Virgil said. “After playing our worst quarter Tuesday [a 31-10 deficit in a loss to Warren], the effort and focus was there tonight.”

The Hawks led 15-5 after one quarter and 35-21 by halftime, then put the finishing touches on the win with a 21-11 fourth-quarter edge. The game was a make-up from December, when Oregon had the flu bug, and is part of a seven-game stretch in 6 days.

Andrew Cooke paced
Harvard with 17 points.


LaSalle-Peru 34, Rock Falls 34: The Rockets (17-3) lost its Senior Night dual with its former NCIC foe, dropping the meet on the ninth tiebreaker criteria – most points scored on near falls. 

Steamers split in Port Byron: Fulton defeated Rockridge 45-30, but lost to host Riverdale 40-30 in a Three Rivers triangular on the road.

Michael Apostolos (138 pounds), Jake Pannell (160), Keegan Van Kampen (170), Evan Bly (182) and Max Pannell (195) all won by pin against Rockridge, and Noah Ford added an overtime decision at 126.

Eli Pannell was the Steamers’ lone winner of a
contested match against Riverdale, winning with a first-period pin at 285 pounds.

Orion 50, Morrison 19: The Mustangs won four bouts on the road, and gave up four forfeits to the Chargers.

Aaron Wolf (195 pounds) and Riley Wilkens (285) recorded pins for Morrison, with Colton Linke (120) winning a major decision, and Andrew Schmidt (126) winning by decision.

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