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Sports highlights for Monday, Feb. 13, 2017

Published: Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 4:49 p.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 5:40 p.m. CDT
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The Lady Wolves' Tyra Clark puts up a shot over Stockton's Aspyn Stewart during regional action at River Ridge school in Hanover. Stockton's Elizabeth Eisfeller (24) looks on. Clark scored 11 points as Pearl City topped the Lady Blackhawks 53-44.
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River Ridge/Scales Mound's Madelyn Cocagne drives past Galena's Sami Wasmund (13) and Katie Furlong during Wednesday's regional semifinal action in Hanover. The Lady Wildcats fell to the Lady Pirates, 41-29.

Varsity boys basketball schedule


Scales Mound at Eastland

Freeport Aquin at Milledgeville

Warren at West Carroll

Galena at Pearl City

Orangeville at Polo

Sterling Newman at Rockridge

Freeport at Rockford Jefferson

LaSalle-Peru at Sterling


Yorkville at Sterling

Class 1A Regional Schedules



Polo vs. Forreston, 6 p.m.

Pearl City vs. Erie, 7:30 p.m.


Freeport Aquin vs. Polo/Forreston winner, 7 p.m.

FEB. 22

Eastland vs. Pearl City/Erie winner, 7 p.m.

FEB. 24

Championship, 7 p.m.



Warren vs. Galena, 7 p.m.


Milledgeville vs. Scales Mound, 6 p.m.

Stockton vs. River Ridge, 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 22

East Dubuque vs. Warren/ Galena winner, 7 p.m.

FEB. 23

Milledgeville/Scales Mound winner vs. Stockton/River Ridge winner, 7 p.m.

FEB. 24

Championship, 7 p.m.



Dakota vs. Pecatonica, 7 p.m.


Schaumburg Christian vs. Rockford Keith Country Day, 6 p.m.

Le-Win vs. Durand, 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 22

Elgin Harvest Christian Academy vs. Dakota/ Pecatonica winner, 6 p.m.

Schaumburg Christian/RKCD winner vs. Le-Win/Durand winner, 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 24

Championship, 7 p.m.

Class 2A Regional Schedule



West Carroll vs. Morrison, 6 p.m.

Fulton vs. Prophetstown, 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 22

Sterling Newman vs. West Carroll/Morrison winner, 6 p.m.

Winnebago vs. Fulton/Prophetstown winner, 7:30 p.m.

FEB. 24

Championship, 7 p.m.

Varsity boys basketball scores

FEB. 7

Eastland 55, Amboy 35: A 30-11 second-half scoring advantage led the Cougars to the win in Lanark. The Clippers were held to single-digit scoring in every quarter but the second. Meanwhile, Eastland scored in double figures in every period but one. Kaden Henze topped the Cougars with 14 points, while teammate Brett Swalve added 13. Amboy was led by Justin Hart's 8 points.

Le-Win 50, West Carroll 36: The Thunder held an 18-17 lead at the half, but couldn't hold on as the Panthers outscored them 30-18 in the second half to take the victory on the road. Parker Magee's 19 points led Le-Win, while Caleb Stine's 10 points led West Carroll.

Pearl City 58, Milledgeville 49: The Wolves held a 34-25 lead and held on for the win in Milledgeville. Brock Smargiassi dropped in 27 points to lead Pearl City, with Skyler Fischer adding 10. Kyle Ottens led the Missiles with 18 points.

River Ridge 68, Dakota 45: After being tied with the Indians at the half, the Wildcats took the lead for good with a 23-7 advantage in the third quarter. River Ridge was led by Trey Thomas, who scored 23 points.

Morrison 39, Fulton 35: The Mustangs trailed by 27-24 going into the final quarter, but rallied for the win. Steven Kramoski led Morrison with 16 points, while Nate Wierema led the Steamers with 15.

Sterling 52, Sycamore 37: The Golden Warriors took a 24-13 lead at the half and cruised to the victory at home. Reid Blackburn led Sterling in scoring with 13 points, while Keyshawn Stallworth's 13 points led Sycamore.

FEB. 8

Rockford Auburn 60, Freeport 38

East Dubuque 49, Warren 31

FEB. 9

West Carroll 54, Pecatonica 47: A 13-4 second quarter gave West Carroll an 11-point halftime lead, and they held on to win on the road. Kaleb Plattenberger's 17 points led the Thunder, with teammate Dawson Wurster adding 14. Nolan Blassingham's 11 points topped the Indians.

Pearl City 52, Freeport Aquin 46: The Wolves won at home, led by Seth Palmer's 18 points and Skyler Fischer's 14. Aquin was led by Zac Cummins' 16 points, with Tyler Rinehart adding 14.

River Ridge 59, Scales Mound 47: Trey Thomas dropped in 15 points to lead the Wildcats to the home win. Jacob Speer added 11 for RR. The Hornets' Zach Stadel scored 17 points, with Sam Townsend adding 15.

Le-Win 56, Polo 53: The Panthers escaped with the narrow road win. Parker Magee's 24 points led Le-Win, while Justin Young scored 18 to lead Polo.

FEB. 10

Erie 67, Morrison 29: The Cardinals held a 33-14 lead at the half and cruised to the win at home. Kyle Stover's 21 points led Erie, while the Mustangs were led in scoring by Bryce Smith's 12 points.

Sterling Newman 79, Spring Valley Hall 56: The Comets trailed the Red Devils 38-37 at halftime, but roared back in the second half to take the easy win at home. Eli Leffelman led the Comets with 24 points.

Ottawa 56, Sterling 39: The Golden Warriors were down 10-4 after one quarter and never recovered, as they fell to Ottawa on the road. Myles Williams scored 15 points to lead Sterling.

Freeport 65, Belvidere 58: The Pretzels pulled off the upset of their season with the win over the Bucs at home. Freeport held a 3-point lead at the half. Belvidere led briefly in the third, but the Pretzels regained their lead and never trailed again. Cade Budenz and Myterrion Carter each scored 16 points for Freeport.

Orion 58, Fulton 48: The Chargers trailed 29-24 at the half, but rebounded with a 20-5 third-quarter run to take control and pull away in Fulton. Orion was topped by Caleb Allen's 22 points, while Tyler Bruggenwirth led Fulton with 21 points.

FEB. 11

Reed-Custer 71, Eastland 70: The Cougars held the lead for most of the game, but failed to hold on in the Riverton Shootout. Eastland led 27-14 after one, and led by 8 going into the final period. The Comets then outscored the Cougars 19-10 to claim the victory. Russell Page led the Comets with 19 points, while Ethan Christian led the Cougars with 26 points.

Forreston 56, Milledgeville 50 (OT): The Cardinals handed the Missiles their first conference loss of the season with the overtime win in Milledgeville. Braedon Fyock led Forreston with 22 points, while Kyle Ottens scored 25 points for the Missiles.

Le-Win 50, West Carroll 45: The Thunder led 24-20 at the half, but were outscored 38-30 in the second half as the Panthers claimed the victory at home. Parker Magee's 17 points topped Le-Win, while Kody Plattenberger's 13 led the Thunder.

Stockton 50, Pearl City 43: The Blackhawks trailed early, but an 18-8 second quarter led them to the win in Stockton. Alex Staver led the Blackhawks with 17 points, while Lucas Petersen's 22 points topped Pearl City.

River Ridge 76, Benton, Wisconsin 45

Freeport Aquin 66, Durand 44: The Bulldogs outscored Durand 28-8 in the third to pull away. Carter Budenz led Aquin with 17 points, while Durand's Ben Robins also scored 17.

Varsity girls basketball regional results



FEB. 6

Milledgeville 21, Erie 18: The Lady Missiles had just enough offense to hold off Erie and take the win. Erie led 8-5 at the half, but was held to single-digit scoring in every quarter. The highest score by either team was Milledgeville's 11 points in the third. Sidney Aude topped the Lady Missiles with 6 points, and Erie's Whitney Bramm also scored 6.

Sterling Newman 63, Polo 30: The Lady Comets led 31-19 at the half and held Polo to just 11 second-half points as they cruised to the victory. Mary Jensen's 14 points led Newman, while Justine Gorzny's 16 points topped Polo.

FEB. 7

East Dubuque 46, Milledgeville 43: The Lady Missiles trailed 13-12 going into the second quarter, and despite outrebounding the Lady Warriors (39-19), turnovers hurt their chances as they fell to East Dubuque. Skylar Culbertson's 12 points led East Dubuque, while Mady Frederick led Milledgeville with 13.

Eastland 61, Sterling Newman 57: The Lady Cougars jumped out to a quick, early lead and held a 31-23 lead at the half. A big third quarter gave the Lady Comets a 44-40 lead after three, but Eastland rallied to take the narrow victory. Makenzie Fink led the Lady Cougars with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Newman was led by Kelsey Simpson's 22 points.

FEB. 9

Eastland 60, East Dubuque 45: The Lady Cougars made 14 of 16 fourth-quarter free throws and outscored East Dubuque 20-7 in the frame to win the championship. Makenzie Fink and Lydia Coatney each scored 15 points to lead Eastland. Madison Feyen scored 10 points to lead the Lady Warriors.


FEB. 6

River Ridge/Scales Mound 41, Forreston 26: The Lady Wildcats broke the game open with a 13-2 third quarter. Tabria Thomas led RR/SM with 20 points.

FEB. 8

Galena 41, River Ridge/Scales Mound 29: Both teams shot poorly, but the Lady Pirates scored just enough to take the victory and advance to the championship game. Katie Furlong's 13 points led Galena, while Tabria Thomas scored 14 points for RR/SM.

Pearl City 53, Stockton 44: Pearl City held an 18-16 halftime lead, then outscored the Lady Blackhawks 19-6 in the third to pull away. The Lady Wolves got 16 points from Tia Clark, and sister Tyra added 11. Emily Offenheiser scored 13 to lead Stockton.

FEB. 10

Galena 54, Pearl City 36: Katie Furlong dumped in 16 points as the Lady Pirates topped the Lady Wolves to claim the River Ridge regional title.


FEB. 6

Dakota 51, Warren 48

Orangeville 48, Le-Win 38: Orangeville's McKenzie Riemer and Greta Behring shared scoring honors, each dropping in 13 points. Le-Win was led by Bri Haight's 17 points.

FEB. 7

Freeport Aquin 63, Dakota 42: The Lady Bulldogs trailed by a point going into the second quarter, but came back to take a lead they never relinquished. Abby Barr led Aquin with 22 points, and teammate Maggie Bald added a dozen. Ashley Porter led Dakota with 12 points.

Orangeville 46, Alden-Hebron 38

FEB. 9

Freeport Aquin 47, Orangeville 42: The Lady Bulldogs held a 21-17 lead at the half and held on the take the regional title. Abby Barr topped Aquin with 20 points, while teammate Mallory Furlong added a dozen. Kelsey Bollon's 15 points topped the Lady Broncos, with Emma Baker adding 12.


FEB. 6

Rockford Christian Life 51, Crystal Lake Faith Lutheran 11

FEB. 8

Pecatonica 69, Rockford Christian Life 26

Durand 57, Kirkland Hiawatha 21

FEB. 10

Pecatonica 46, Durand 29



FEB. 6

Bureau Valley 42, Prophetstown 35

Fulton 50, West Carroll 30: A 19-4 third quarter propelled Fulton to the win over the Lady Thunder. Faith Kennedy led Fulton with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Teammate Jordan Price added 17 points. West Carroll was led by Shelby Skiles and Maddie Meeks, who each scored 7.

FEB. 8

Winnebago 63, Bureau Valley 51

Morrison 49, Fulton 41: The Lady Steamers got off to a slow start, but rallied back to lead the game by 2 points with just more than 3 minutes left to play. The Fillies then went on a 14-4 run to end the threat and Fulton's season. Jaeden Workman's 12 points led Morrison. Fulton was led in scoring by Jordan Price, who scored 13 points.

FEB. 9

Winnebago 55, Morrison 51 (OT): The Fillies held several leads and had their chances to take the victory, but couldn't capitalize on them and fell to the Lady Indians in overtime of the championship game. Winnebago's Kiah Garrigan led the Indians with 19 points, and teammate Alyssa Thompson added 15. Morrison was led by Jaeden Workman's 22 points, with Kassidee Church adding 13.

Other area girls basketball scores

FEB. 7

Geneseo 54, Sterling 34: A 34-16 second-half scoring edge led the Maple Leafs to the victory in Geneseo. Cheyenne Harrington led Sterling with 9 points. Geneseo was led by Maddie Mackey's 14 points.

FEB. 9

Belvidere North 64, Freeport 42: The Blue Thunder took control with a 19-7 second-quarter run at home. Madison Diercks led North with 24 points, while Quavashia Avery's 11 points topped the Lady Pretzels.

Girls Sectional Schedules



Galena vs. Freeport Aquin, 6 p.m.

Pecatonica vs. Eastland, 7:30 p.m.


Championship, 7 p.m.



Spring Valley Hall vs. Winnebago, 6 p.m.

Byron vs. Kankakee McNamara, 7:30 p.m.


Championship, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball Regional Schedule



Freeport vs. Sterling, 7 p.m.


Genoa-Kingston vs. Freeport/Sterling winner, 6 p.m.

Rock Falls vs. Dixon, 7:30 p.m.


Championship, 7 p.m.

Eastland's Fink receives honor

Makenzie Fink was named to the 2016 Max Preps Small School All-American Girls Volleyball Second Team. Makenzie helped lead the Lady Cougars to the IHSA Class 1A championship in 2015 and a second-place finish in 2016, setting records along the way. Fink is a two-time all-stater and plans to attend Northwestern College in the fall. She is a three-sport athlete, and the daughter of Rod and Renee Fink of Lanark.

West Carroll spring sports meeting

The West Carroll School District 2016-2017 Spring Sports Parent, Student-Athlete and Coaches Athletics Meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the West Carroll High School Gym. It is recommended that all West Carroll High School and Middle School parents and their student-athletes attend this meeting if they wish to participate in spring sports. The spring athletic teams involved in the meeting are Middle School and High School boys and girls track and field, and the high school softball and baseball teams. The first part of the night will be a review of the WCSD athletic handbook, the new concussion protocol, and the West Carroll athletics web page with Mr. Hansen. Then you will break off into each individual sport with your coaches. This is also the time when you can fill out forms for the 2016-17 school year, if you have not done so already.

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