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Cougars win Forreston title

Clippers roll at home; Dukes wrestlers win season opener

Lydia Coatney paced a balanced attack with 14 points to lead the Eastland girls basketball team to a 48-39 victory against Stockton on Tuesday to take top honors at the Forreston Tournament.

Coatney also had five rebounds and four steals for the Cougars. Erin Henze finished with 12 points, five assists, four steals and two rebounds, while Meredith Janssen and Talena Rogers each had eight points. Janssen also grabbed seven boards.

Karlie Krogman chipped in six points and seven rebounds. Coatney, Henze and Krogman were named to the all-tournament team.

Stockton's Tiana Timpe scored 24 points.

Rochelle 53, Morrison 33: The Fillies took sixth place at the Forreston Thanksgiving Tournament after a loss to the Hubs.

Kendra Fisher led Morrison with eight points. Shelby Veltrop added seven.

The Hubs led 9-6 after one and 22-14 at halftime, then scored 22 points in the third quarter to pull away.

Sterling 51, United Township 49: The Golden Warriors won their inaugural Western Big 6 game at home.

Brook Borum and Bree Borum both scored 12 points, with Hailey Walters and Serena Criss each adding 10 for Sterling, which trailed 26-25 at halftime, but tied it up at 35 by the end of the third quarter.

Jade Hunter led all scorers with 20 points for the Panthers.

Rock Falls 67, Fulton 41: The Rockets won a nonconference game in Fulton.

Nine different Rockets scored in the game, led by Mallory Pinske’s 17 points. Kylie Fischbach and Elise Moeller added nine each, and Abi Peyton and Arleth Diaz both scored eight.

Liz Fish led the Steamers with 13, Macy Puckett added nine, and Kylee Sweenie scored eight.

Rock Falls led 19-2 after one quarter and 34-12 at halftime.

Amboy 71, Mendota 45: The Clippers cruised past the Trojans in Amboy, leading 13-5 after one quarter, 36-22 by halftime, and 54-31 heading into the fourth.

Mallory Powers led four double-digit scorers for Amboy with 20 points, hitting five of her team’s seven 3-pointers. Kyleigh Donna had 15 points, Abi Payne scored 14, and Brianna Blaine added 10.

Amelia Bromenschenkel scored a game-high 16 points for Mendota.

Polo 50, West Carroll 39: The Marcos got a strong second-half push to win on the road.

Mallory Patterson scored 18 points to lead Polo, 14 of which came in the second half, including a pair of 3-pointers. Becca Wagner added 12 points, and Lindee Poper scored eight.

Kylie Hill led the Thunder with 12 points, while Natalie Hughes and Cora Collins each scored 10.

Polo led 11-5 after one quarter, but trailed 21-15 at the half before rallying with 16 third-quarter points and 19 in the fourth quarter.

Stillman Valley 56, AFC 43: Camdyn Penick scored 16 points to lead the Raiders in a road loss against the Cardinals.

Also for AFC, Hannah Atkinson had 13 points, and Tristan Munroe added 12.

Fro Stillman Valley, Faith Fowler had 13 points, and Georgia Ballard added 12.

Kankakee Trinity 39, Faith Christian 35: Kristin Royer and Rachel Barrett each scored 10 points for the Falcons in a home loss to Kankakee Trinity.

Barrett also grabbed 10 rebounds, while Olivia Rydzynski added eight points and seven assists.

Boys basketball

Sterling 55, Dundee-Crown 35: The Golden Warriors picked up a win at the Sycamore Tournament.

Trevor Vos led the Warriors with 12 points. Isaiah Yarbrough added 10, while Noel Aponte and Cooper Willman each scored nine.

Dundee-Crown led 12-8 after one quarter, but a 14-point second quarter for the Warriors put Sterling in front 22-17 at the half. Sterling kept rolling in the third quarter to take a 40-26 lead after three.

Metamora 46, Dixon 31: Jake Gaither scored 13 points and Tyrone Williams added seven as the Dukes fell to the Redbirds at the Ottawa Tournament.

Durand 59, AFC 41: Cameron Thomas scored 12 points and Jesus Aguilar added 10 as the Raiders fell to the Bulldogs at the AFC Tournament.

Durand's Justin Smith led all scorers with 21 points.

LaMoille-Ohio 76, Amboy 42: Marcus Winn poured in 26 points and Casen Cherry added 16 as the Bulldogs handled the Clippers in Ashton.

Preston Henkel led Amboy with 15 points, and Trevor Vaessen added 11.

Polo 52, Hiawatha 43: Colton Gunder had 10 points and Bennett Soltow added nine as the Marcos topped the Hawks in Ashton.

Ty Kilcullen led Hiawatha with 12 points.

Boys bowling

Geneseo 3,657, Sterling 3,208: Tristan Oelrichs rolled games of 171, 172 and 232 for a 575 series to lead the Golden Warriors in a road loss to the Maple Leafs.

Andrew Doughty (568), John Oelrichs (555), Carter Schlegel (547), Jordan Glazier (503) and Ethan Melcher (460) rounded out the Sterling lineup.

Ethan Durian had a 694 series, including a 256 game, to lead the Maple Leafs.

Rockford Christian 3,649, Oregon 3,510: Jacob Smith rolled games of 244, 279 and 223 for a 746 series for the Hawks in a loss to the Royal Lions at Town & Country Lanes in Mount Morris.

Kyle Strite (654), Charlie Bachman (615), Isaac Kaltenbrun (554), Eddie Buttens (512) and Nico Giuffre (429) were the other Oregon bowlers.

Rockford Christian's Zach Joiner led all bowlers with a 771 series, capped by a 300 game.


Dukes take two: Dixon began its season with a pair of home wins, 60-18 against Burlington Central and 43-25 against Rochelle.

Owen Brooks (145), Gable Hale (160), Quinn Staples (170), Sebastian Quintana (195) and Riley Riggen (220) won bouts against Central.

Chris Sitter (113), Lucas Sheridan (138), Elijah Ankney (152), Staples (182) and Riggen (220) won bouts against the Hubs.

West Carroll 45, Fulton 25: The Thunder began the season with a road win against the Steamers.

Briar Nevills (113), Ethen Doty (138), Kelden McCombie (160), Bishop Groezinger (170), Camren Simpson (195) and Eli Dertz (220) won for West Carroll.

Ben Fosdick (126) and Michael Apostolos (145) won for Fulton.

Men's basketball

Sauk Valley 108, Daley 73: Andrew Morrissey tossed in 21 points to pace the Skyhawks in a home win against Daley.

Also for Sauk Valley (6-3), Cade Nailor and Jyaire Robinson each had 17 points, David Williams had 15, and Markel Hudson added 11.

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