GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Oregon at Newman, 7 p.m.
Sterling at LaSalle-Peru, 7 p.m.
Bureau Valley at Newman, 7 p.m.
Rockridge at Fulton, 7 p.m.
Warren at Eastland, 7:30 p.m.
Milledgeville at Pecatonica, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Pearl City, 7:30 p.m.
Woodstock North at Sterling, 11:30 a.m.
Wethersfield at Morrison, 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
Newman 48, Galva 45: Savannah Skinner paced a balanced attack with 14 points to lead the Comets in a road win over the Wildcats.
Newman led just 33-32 after three quarters before pulling away. Alejandra Padilla finished with 10 points, and Madison Craft added nine for Newman.
Josie Williams scored 11 points for Galva.
Amboy 40, Milledgeville 28: The Clippers got revenge on their home floor just 3 days after the Missiles won 53-48 in an NUIC East matchup.
Amboy led just 5-2 after the first quarter and 9-7 at halftime, but came alive in the second half. Freshman Abi Payne scored eight of her game-high 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Clippers.
Noelle Jones had six points and six rebounds, while Kallie Appleman also had six points and collected five boards for Amboy. Nine different Clippers scored.
Mady Frederick paced Milledgeville with 12 points, 10 coming in the final 8 minutes. Alli Schmidt hit three 3-pointers for her nine points.
Stockton 59, Eastland 57: The Blackhawks jumped out to a big lead early and held off the Cougars in an NUIC West tussle in Lanark.
Stockton led 20-9 after the first quarter, 35-25 at the half and 51-33 after three. The Cougars outscored the Blackhawks 24-8 in the fourth, but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Tiana Timpe finished with 18 points to lead Stockton. Elizabeth Eisfeller and Emily Offenheiser had 10 apiece. Katie Wright and Megan Gille each chipped in nine for the Blackhawks.
Lydia Coatney scored 22 of her game-high 28 points in the second and fourth quarters for Eastland. She also had a team-high nine rebounds. Katie Krogman added 13, while Erin Henze scored all seven of her points in the final 8 minutes.
Lena-Winslow 57, West Carroll 56: The Panthers survived after a missed 3-pointer in the game’s final seconds.
Lena-Winslow led 21-4 after the first quarter in the NUIC West tilt, but the Thunder battled back from down 14 in the fourth quarter.
Carmen DeVries had 15 points for Lena-Winslow.
Maddie Meek scored 10 of her game-high 19 points in the final quarter to key the Thunder’s surge.
Riverdale 48, Morrison 29
Kewanee 50, Newman 49: In a game that saw the lead change hands 10 times, the Comets had a chance to swing things in their favor one final time.
However, with 9.9 seconds to play and facing a one-point deficit, Delaney Hinrichs’ floater in the lane through contact fell short and hit the front of the rim.
Both teams had to claw their way back from deficits in the game. Newman trailed 18-11 in the second quarter, and led by as many as nine in the third before the Boilermakers turned up the pressure with a full-court press.
D’hnae Jackson put Kewanee in front 37-36 with a 3-pointer, but Newman had the lead back to 47-39 early in the fourth quarter.
Newman missed the last eight shots it attempted and turned the ball over three times.
Mitrese Smith scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Boilers, giving the Comets fits in the low post.
Craft led Newman with 18 points and five steals. Lauren Wilson added 15 points, shooting 7-for-9 from the field.
Eastland 50, Oregon 43: Lydia Coatney led the Cougars with 22 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists in a nonconference road win over the Hawks; and Erin Henze added 12 points, six assists and three steals.
Eastland led 16-5 after one quarter, 30-17 at halftime, and 39-30 after three periods.
Jessica Hunt’s 17 points paced the Hawks, and Bailey Montavon scored 10.
Erie 65, Morrison 30: Whitney Bramm’s 23 points and eight assists led the Cardinals to an easy Three Rivers West win at home.
Jenna Saad scored 18 points, and Riley Redell hit four 3-pointers and finished with 14 points for Erie.
Peyton Tegeler had 21 points to pace the Fillies.
Orion 49, Fulton 38: The Steamers tried to rally from an early deficit, but the Chargers pulled away down the stretch in a TRAC West game in Orion.
Abby Willging had 10 points to pace Fulton, while Emily Schipper and Brooke Huizenga each scored eight.
Danielle Taets led all scorers with 16 points for Orion, and Karsyn McCunn added 11.
Milledgeville 42, Forreston 24: The Missiles held the Cardinals to just five points in the first half in an NUIC East home win.
Rebecca Waite poured in a game-high 20 points for Milledgeville. Jocelyn Folkers scored eight, and Mady Frederick had seven for the Missiles.
Stockton 67, Lena-Winslow 43: The Blackhawks got off to a 24-8 starter after one quarter and didn’t look back in a NUIC West home win over the Panthers.
Tiana Timpe led Stockton with 19 points and Emily Offenheiser added 15 points.
Madilyn Schultz led Lena-Winslow with 13 points.
West Carroll 42, Warren 34
Milledgeville 53, Amboy 48: Mady Frederick’s 26 points was enough to overcome a balanced Amboy attack in a road NUIC win.
Frederick also had five rebounds, five assists and five steals, while Rebecca Waite chipped in a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. Jocelyn Folkers also grabbed 10 rebounds to go with her seven points.
Nine different Clippers scored, with Abi Payne leading the way with 12 points.
Milledgeville trailed 11-10 after one quarter, then outscored Amboy 15-13 in the second quarter to take a 25-24 lead into the break. The Missiles then scored 14 points in the third quarter to take a 39-33 lead into the final 8 minutes.
Ottawa 34, Sterling 26: The Golden Warriors were outscored 12-3 in the second quarter after being tied 8-all after the first in a NIB-12 West loss to the Pirates at Kingman Gym.
Sterling shot just 23 percent (11-for-48) from the field. Josi Borum led the way with nine points, while Gretchen Gould added eight.
Ottawa shot 37 percent (13-for-35) from the floor. Angelique Cowan scored a game-high 16 points, and Teegan Guerrero pitched in 10 for the Pirates.
River Ridge/Scales Mound 56, Lena-Winslow 36: The Panthers were held to a single field goal in the second quarter after leading by two in the first 8 minutes; and they couldn’t recover from the hole.
Madilyn Schultz led the Panthers with 15 points.
Geneseo 48, Sterling 36: In quarters two through four, Sterling played Geneseo to a 36-all tie in a NIB-12 West game at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
It was the first quarter where the majority of the Warriors’ problems occurred, when the Leafs scored the first 12 points.
Geneseo hit five straight shots after missing its first three. Sterling committed 13 turnovers and was 0-for-4 from the field in the opening 8 minutes.
Sterling finished with 20 turnovers, 15 of them coming off Geneseo steals. The Warriors shot 39 percent (15-for-38) from the field, while the Leafs finished at 42 percent (18-for-43).
Josi Borum had a game-high 10 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block for Sterling. Gretchen Gould and Savannah Schilling chipped in eight points apiece for the Warriors.
Hannah Himmelman led the Maple Leafs with nine points, five rebounds and two blocks.
Eastland 66, Milledgeville 42: Mady Frederick had gone off for 35 points in her team’s previous meeting against the Cougars, a 63-51 win in the championship game of the Polo Tournament back on Dec. 21.
However, Lydia Coatney stuck to Frederick like glue and held her to eight points – and took a pair of charges against her – until just a few minutes were left in the contest.
The teams were tied 12-12 early in the second quarter when Eastland went on a 16-2 run to seize control.
The Cougars made 25 of 47 shots from the field, with Coatney (23 points, 8-for-14 shooting) and Erin Henze (17 points, 6-for-11 shooting) leading the way. Katie Krogman made all four of her shots for eight points.
Eastland had 20 assists on its 25 baskets, with Henze (six assists) and Gabby Snyder (five) the main distributors.
Milledgeville was 18-for-50 from the field, and that included some late baskets against Eastland reserves. Senior forward Rebecca Waite made 8 of 13 shots for a team-high 16 points, but the rest of the team was a combined 10-for-37. Frederick converted 4 of 13 shots for 11 points.
BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Freeport at Rock Falls, 7 p.m.
Eastland at East Dubuque, 6:45 p.m.
Milledgeville at Polo, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Lena-Winslow, 7:30 p.m.
Kaneland at Sterling, 7 p.m.
Newman at Prophetstown, 7 p.m.
Fulton at Riverdale, 7 p.m.
Sterling at Rochelle, 6 p.m.
Amboy at Milledgeville, 7:30 p.m.
Eastland at Pearl City, 7:30 p.m.
Sterling at Sycamore, 7 p.m.
Fulton at Morrison, 7 p.m.
Eastland at Amboy, 7:30 p.m.
Milledgeville at Pearl City, 7:30 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
Sterling 59, Peoria Central 48: The Golden Warriors used a 15-2 second-half run to down the hosts at the Peoria Shootout.
Sterling guards Micah Kendrick, Alek Duran and Isaiah Ryan combined for 40 points. Kendrick led the way with 17, Duran had 13, and Ryan added 10. Aidan Shore pitched in nine for the Warriors.
Cortez Mosley scored a game-high 23 points to pace the Lions.
Camanche (Iowa) 58, Fulton 52: Keegan Kloepping tossed in 19 points, including four 3-pointers, but it wasn’t enough for the Steamers in a loss to the Indians at the Eric Ottens Shootout.
Cody Sanderson had 14 points for Fulton, and Tyler Bruggenwirth added 13.
Dev Patel had 14 points for Camanche, and Calvin Ottens added 13.
Easton Valley (Iowa) 52, West Carroll 46, OT
Newman 71, St. Bede 64: Devon House scored 40 points in the Comets’ TRAC East road win, and knocked down three 3-pointers as part of his big night.
Travis Williams added 14 points and Cade Gorzny scored 12.
The Comets trailed 36-29 at halftime, then outscored the Bruins 20-9 in the third quarter.
Fulton 45, Sherrard 41: The Steamers broke what had been a tie at 34 after three quarters to pull out a TRAC West road win over the Tigers.
Cody Sanderson scored 13 points for the Steamers. Keegan Kloepping added 12, and Tyler Bruggenwirth scored nine.
East Dubuque 34, West Carroll 24: The Thunder didn’t score more than seven points in any quarter in an NUIC West home loss to the Warriors.
Dawson Wurster led West Carroll with 12 points.
Lena-Winslow 63, Scales Mound 29: The Panthers outscored the Hornets 32-14 in the first half and cruised to an NUIC West road win.
Ty Christman led Lena-Winslow with 18 points. Ethan Shetler led Scales Mound with 16 points.
Rockridge 57, Morrison 40
Bureau Valley 65, Newman 63: The Comets were virtually unstoppable down the stretch against the Storm, but their comeback in a heated game came up short.
The Storm got their running game going in the second half to break a 32-32 halftime tie. Bureau Valley’s biggest lead was 13 points (57-44) after Kale Barnett drained a pair of free throws with 5:02 to play, and the lead was still at 11 points (60-49) when Nate Paup-Caudill converted a three-point play at the 3:36 mark. Newman went on a 14-4 run after that, capped by a three-point play by Travis Williams with 29.1 seconds to go to get within 64-63.
Barnett hit the second of two free throws with 24.1 seconds on the clock to put Bureau Valley back up by two points.
Newman’s ensuing possession resulted mostly in chaos. The Comets passed the ball around the perimeter, and found no openings against an airtight Storm defense. Finally, with 2 seconds on the clock, Williams let fly a fadeaway 19-footer from the right wing. It drew nothing but air, and Bureau Valley escaped with the win.
Devon House poured in 27 points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots, while Williams was good for 21 points, nine boards and three steals.
Barnett paced a balanced attack with 18 points, and Paup-Caudill finished with 15.
Milledgeville 64, Forreston 44: Cade Schave got hot early and never cooled off in Milledgeville’s home victory over Forreston.
The 6-foot-3 senior scored 30 points on a variety of shots from all over the court, with the final two points coming from a pretty assist from Kyle Ottens.
It wasn’t just Schave who shot lights out. As a team, the Missiles made 23 of their 34 shots for a 67.6 percentage.
The Missiles took control for good in the third quarter, racing to a 42-30 advantage with 5 minutes gone. Forreston went to a zone, but it didn’t slow down the shooting for Milledgeville.
Bradeon Fyock led the Cardinals with 16 points, canning four 3-pointers.
Lena-Winslow 45, Eastland 38: The Panthers fended off a 21-point Cougars rally in the fourth quarter in an NUIC West win in Lanark.
Parker Magee led the Panthers with 14 points, and Isaiah Bruce added 13 points.
Ethan Christians led Eastland with 15 points.
West Carroll 42, Stockton 26: The Thunder shut down the Blackhawks in the first half of an NUIC West home win.
West Carroll led 14-5 after one quarter and 24-8 at halftime. Stockton’s scoring only slightly improved in the second half.
Dawson Wurster led the Thunder with 19 points, including four of his team’s eight 3-pointers.
Kody Plattenberger had seven points.
Mercer County 82, Morrison 26
Newman, Morrison at 1A Princeton Regional, 9 a.m.
Fulton at 1A Rockridge Regional, 9 a.m.
Lena-Winslow/Stockton, West Carroll at 1A Winnebago Regional, 9 a.m.
Sterling at 2A Rock Falls Regional, 9 a.m.
Sycamore 37, Sterling 34: Noah Garcia (132 pounds) and Turner Garcia (160) earned pins in their final home matches, but the momentum they sparked wasn’t enough in a close NIB-12 crossover loss to the Spartans.
Turner Garcia’s final home bout concluded with a pin of Sycamore’s Zak Kozumplik. Leading 5-0 as the first period drew to a close, Garcia wrapped up Kozumplik on a second-chance try and held him down with 2 seconds remaining.
Noah Garcia (no relation) at 132 also scored a pin in his final home bout. He scored a takedown in the first 30 seconds after struggling to control the legs of Sycamore’s Will Delmer, and cruised to a pin in 1:43.
Pedro Rodriguez was the other Sterling senior, but he dropped his bout at 285 to Joey Beaudoin in 3:46.
Sterling started out in a 28-0 hole. Jaden Johns clinched the match for the Spartans at 170, pinning Todd Ennels with just 1 second left in the second period and broke a tie at 31 with one bout remaining.
Comets fall twice: Newman dropped a pair of duals at a triangular in Stillman Valley, losing 43-33 to Rock Falls and 47-19 to the host Cardinals.
Brody Ivey (145 pounds) and Ryan Heffelfinger (220) earned pins against the Rockets in 47 and 53 seconds, respectively. Kyle Tunink (120) and Cael Sanders (152) also won via pin against Rock Falls, while the Comets’ Mason Newman won a 4-0 decision at 170 pounds.
The Comets gave up six forfeits to Stillman. Mason Newman earned a pin in just 54 seconds at 170 pounds. Sanders won via tech fall at 152 pounds. Tunink (120) and Nick Eddinger (285) took major decisions in their respective bouts.
Rock Falls 51, Morrison 22: Colton Linke (106 pounds) and Kyle Roberts (145) earned pins for the Mustangs in a nonconference road loss to the Rockets.
Linke gave up a takedown with 51 seconds left in the first period against Brayden Tarbill, but got his opponent to his back by the end of period for a pin at the 1:57 mark.
Roberts needed just 1:23 to finish off the Rockets’ Ryalen Hemminger.
Reilly Dolan (152) broke a 4-4 tie with a takedown and three back points near the end of the second period on his way to a 15-4 major decision against Butch Elder.
Ryan Kennedy, Morrison’s 120-pounder, was able to get a 3-point nearfall in the third period to secure a 4-2 win against Marcus Mendoza. Mendoza led 2-1 through two periods.
Augustus Linke gained a 7-5 win against Adam Meenen in the 138-pound bout. With the score tied at 5-5 late in the third period, Meenen went for a shot and appeared to have a Linke’s left foot in his grasp, only to have Linke turn the tide in a hurry for a match-deciding takedown with 4 seconds left.
Morrison 41, Kewanee 40: Colton Linke (106), Ryan Kennedy (120), Augustus Linke (138), Reilly Dolan (145), Dakota Carber (170), Dakota Garland (182) and Brevin Pruis (195) won bouts for the Mustangs to open their triangular at Tabor Gym.
Steamers split in Amboy: Fulton had little trouble in beating the Clippers 47-19, but fell short against Polo in a criteria loss.
Both Fulton and Polo finished with 36 points after their dual, but the Marcos won the tiebreaker with a 5-4 edge in pins.
Fulton’s Tyler Fleetwood won a pair of matches at 132 pounds, pinning Amboy’s Dashed Greene in 3:42 and Polo’s Austin Horn in 4:53.
Tony Heinitz won a pair of matches at 160 for the Steamers, beating Amboy’s Jake Schaver on a tech fall and pinning Polo’s Marcus McKenna in 1:56.
At 195 pounds, Fulton’s Eli Pannell pinned Amboy’s Chris Morris in 1:06 and Polo’s Joel Ludwig in 2:42.
Fulton also got a win from Michael Apostolos at 120 pounds against Amboy, and from Taylor Fleetwood at 285 against Polo.