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Basketball roundup: Warriors win big at Musgrove

Comets clip Hall in House's return; Steamers fall to Orion

The Sterling boys basketball team pulled away from Alleman for an 80-39 win in Western Bug 6 play Friday night at Musgrove Fieldhouse.

After leading 20-14 following the first quarter, the Golden Warriors outscored the Pioneers 19-9 in the second quarter, 23-13 in the third, and 18-3 in the fourth.

Trevor Vos led five Sterling scorers in double figures with 16 points, and he also had seven rebounds. Isaiah Yarbrough had 13 points, Trevon Jordan added 11 points and seven boards, and JP Schilling and Cooper Willman scored 11 points apiece, with Willman grabbing six rebounds. Donovan Jones chipped in nine points.

Elijah Campos led the Pioneers with 15 points.

Newman 66, Hall 60: The Comets rallied from an 18-12 first-quarter deficit to tie the score at 32 at halftime, then outscored the Red Devils 34-28 in the second half in a Three Rivers East win in Sterling.

Marcus Williams poured in 30 points and grabbed five rebounds for Newman. Devon House also returned to the lineup after missing several weeks with an injury and finished with 13 points and seven boards. Jake Ackman added nine points and five rebounds for the Comets.

Trez Rybarczyk led Hall with 22 points.

Princeton 74, Bureau Valley 62: The Storm fell behind 22-8 after one quarter and couldn’t catch up in a Three Rivers East loss at Prouty Gym.

The Storm cut the deficit to 44-27 at halftime and 57-51 heading into the fourth quarter, but couldn’t complete the comeback.

Erie-Prophetstown 61, St. Bede 58: The Panthers picked up a Three Rivers East road victory in Peru.

Orion 59, Fulton 40: The Steamers fell to the Three Rivers West rival Chargers for the second time in 4 days, this time at Stan Borgman Court.

Kyler Pessman and Bradlee Damhoff each scored 10 points for Fulton (20-8, 7-2), which also lost 66-42 in Orion on Tuesday in a make-up game from Jan. 10.

Josh Johnson had a game-high 19 points for the Chargers.

Girls basketball

Falcons 1-1 to start ACSI: Faith Christian dropped its first game at the ACSI State Tournament on Friday in Kankakee, but bounced back to win their second game.

In the opener, the Falcons fell 38-32 to Victory Christian Academy. Kristin Royer had 12 points, Olivia Rydzynski scored eight, and Meghan Van Buren added seven points, four rebounds and four steals. Rachel Barrett pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.

Faith then defeated Quad Cities Christian 43-20. Rydzynski had 12 points and nine steals, Van Buren finished with nine points, six steals and three assists, and Barrett chipped in eight points, 14 rebounds and two blocks. Royer and Katelyn Fassler each added six points, with Fassler grabbing nine boards.

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