BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Milledgeville at Amboy, 7:30 p.m.
Eastland at Stockton, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Pearl City, 7:30 p.m.
LaSalle-Peru at Sterling, 7 p.m.
Newman at Princeton, 7 p.m.
Fulton at Erie, 7 p.m.
Orion at Morrison, 7 p.m.
Pearl City at Scales Mound, 7:30 p.m.
Forreston at Fulton, 6:30 p.m.
AFC at Milledgeville, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Galena, 7:30 p.m.
Stockton at River Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
Lena-Winslow at Warren, 7:30 p.m.
Morrison at Mercer County, 7:30 p.m.
Newman at Bureau Valley, 7:30 p.m.
Sherrard at Morrison, 7:30 p.m.
BOYS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
Newman 77, Camanche (Iowa) 70: Playing an Indians team with a similar uptempo style, Devon House scored 26 points, and collected 13 rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocks in a Comets’ win.
Newman, which was ranked No. 5 in Class 1A in the Associated Press poll, got off to a 16-4 lead in the first quarter, and ended it with a 21-13 advantage. Camanche cut it to 23-20, thanks to back-to-back 3s, and took its first lead of the game at 25-23 after a 3 by Evan Hall. Newman answered with 3s from Cade Gorzny and Brycen Bartel, as well as a layup and free throw by House to make it 34-27 Comets.
Camanche cut the Comets’ lead to 34-33 with under 2 minutes to go in the first half, but House responded with a three-point play for a 43-40 halftime edge.
Cameron Soenksen made a pair of layups to cut the Comets’ lead to 55-52 late in the third, but Gorzny drilled a 3 to make it 58-52 Newman with 8 minutes to go. Gorzny’s fifth 3 of the game midway through the fourth put Newman up 64-54, and he made four free throws in the final 70 seconds to put the victory on ice.
Gorzny finished with 21 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Travis Williams added 13 points and six boards, while Bartel chipped in 11 points and six rebounds for Newman.
DePue 57, West Carroll 31: The host Thunder got off to a slow start, scoring just five points in the first quarter, and could not recover.
DePue led 17-5 after one quarter and 24-11 at halftime.
Jacob Dunk led West Carroll with 10 points.
Milwaukee Messmer 63, Milledgeville 47: Cade Schave scored 18 points and Kyle Ottens added 12, but the Missiles fell to the Bishops at the Manny's Shootout.
Milledgeville led 11-7 after one quarter, but Messmer scored 22 points in the second to take a 29-24 halftime lead, and 22 more in the third to lead 51-38.
Milledgeville 65, Polo 47: The Missiles jumped out to a 26-9 lead in the first 6 minutes, and made 11 of their first 15 shots to cruise to an NUIC East win over their Blacktop rivals.
Cade Schave took center stage late in the game. He scored on an inbounds play with 1:04 to go for his 28th and 29th points, which put him over 1,000 for his career.
“I thought I was close, but I didn’t think I’d get it tonight,” Schave said. “I thought I’d get it 2 or 3 weeks from now. Then somebody said I was one point away. I was like, ‘That’s crazy. I’ve got to get it now.’”
The Marcos didn’t have an answer all night for Schave (29 points, 7 rebounds) and Kyle Ottens (24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals), as they combined for 53 of their team’s 65 points.
Justin Young led the Marcos with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Erie 54, Morrison 40: The Mustangs were outscored 31-15 in the second half, dropping a TRAC West home game to the Cardinals.
Morrison led 25-23 at the half, but were outscored 13-6 in the third quarter. Ben Brackemyer’s layup through contact cut it to 43-38 with 2:42 left, but it was as close as the Mustangs would get.
Morrison finished 40 percent (17-for-43) from the floor, with Brackemyer leading the way with 16 points and six boards. Medenblik and Britt Ottens chipped in eight points apiece.
Newman 89, Kewanee 70: The Comets jumped out to a 24-23 lead after one quarter, and extended the lead to 46-34 by halftime and 64-51 after three.
Devon House led Newman with 26 points. Gehrig Koerner added 16, hitting five 3-pointers. Brycen Bartel scored 10 points, Cade Gorzny added 11 and Travis Williams scored 10.
River Ridge 65, Eastland 58: The Cougars were outscored 35-27 after halftime in an NUIC West loss in Lanark.
Ethan Christians had 16 points to pace Eastland, and Lane Christians scored 12. Kaden Henze and Brett Swalve added nine points apiece.
Trey Thomas poured in 33 points to lead the Wildcats.
Fulton 52, Orion 38: The Steamers defended Stan Borgman Court with a TRAC West victory over the Chargers.
Fulton trailed 10-9 after the first quarter, but outscored Orion 17-8 in the second and never looked back.
Tyler Bruggenwirth scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Steamers. Jamison Osborn added eight points, while Keegan Kloepping and Kyle Schipper chipped in seven apiece.
Drew Minas led the Chargers with 11 points.
West Carroll 45, Scales Mound 40: The Thunder knocked down seven 3-pointers, four from Kaleb Plattenberger and three from Dawson Wurster, in an NUIC West win at home.
West Carroll jumped out to a 21-11 lead after one quarter, and held on despite a 13-point second-quarter outburst from Scales Mound.
Wurster finished with 17 points. Plattenberger scored 16.
Lena-Winslow 50, Galena 46: The Panthers pulled away from a tie at 36 at the end of three quarters for an NUIC West road win.
Sean Ormiston led a balanced Panthers’ scoring collective with 13 points. Ty Christman added 11 points, and Cade Benson and Isaiah Bruce each had 10 points.
Barrett Bell led Galena with 12 points.
Sterling 62, Geneseo 36: Sterling had no trouble with Geneseo in an NIB-12 road tilt, jumping out to a 24-6 lead after one quarter and led 36-15 at halftime.
Tyler Willman and Micah Kendrick led a balanced scoring attack with eight points each. Nyrel Sullivan, Aidan Shore and Weston Sisson all scored seven apiece.
The Warriors came away with 19 steals, with Kendrick and Willman each swiping four.
Pearl City 51, Lena-Winslow 37: The Wolves won a battle of unbeaten teams in the NUIC West.
Morrison 41, Fulton 35: The Mustangs collected a TRAC West road win at Stan Borgman Court over the rival Steamers.
Forreston 52, Milledgeville 34: The Missiles had only two rebounds in the first half and didn’t make a basket until 5:10 remained in the second quarter.
Brandon Schneiderman, who made his return to the Forreston lineup after sitting out every other game due to a heel injury, scored 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting, and out-ebounded the entire Missiles team 13-12.
Kyle Ottens' eighth steal of the game and breakaway score for the Missiles cut Forreston's lead to 36-30 early in the fourth quarter. On Forreston's next trip downcourt, Schneiderman found Jaron Groshans on a cut to the basket to stymie any hopes Milledgeville had of getting back into the game.
Cade Schave, who just returned from a bout with the flu and an ankle problem, led Milledgeville with 19 points. Ottens added 12.
GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Warren at Milledgeville, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Stockton, 7:30 p.m.
Eastland at East Dubuque, 6:45 p.m.
Newman at Prophetstown, 7 p.m.
Riverdale at Fulton, 7 p.m.
Warren at Stockton, 7:30 p.m.
East Dubuque at Lena-Winslow, 7:30 p.m.
Northwest Illinois Girls Basketball Shootout, at Eastland
• Forreston vs. Sherrard, 3 p.m.
• Lena-Winslow vs. Winnebago, 4:30 p.m.
• Stockton vs. Byron, 6 p.m.
• Eastland vs. Elgin Harvest Christian, 7:30 p.m.
West Carroll at Galena, 1 p.m.
Aquin at Pearl City, 1 p.m.
Fulton at Camanche (Iowa), 3:30 p.m.
Fulton at Morrison, 7 p.m.
Eastland at Milledgeville, 7:30 p.m.
Stockton at Polo, 7:30 p.m.
Pearl City at Dakota, 7:30 p.m.
Sterling at Ottawa, 7 p.m.
Lena-Winslow at River Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
GIRLS BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS
Eastland 61, Newman 47: For about 12 minutes, Newman stayed right with Eastland, ranked No. 4 in 1A. Then the Cougars caught fire and pulled away for a road win.
Madison Craft’s 3 gave the Comets a 15-14 lead with 5:26 left in the second quarter, and Erin Henze countered it with a 3 of her own just 18 seconds later to re-establish a two-point lead. Jenna Johnson added a 3 and Craft added a free throw for a 19-17 Comets lead before back-to-back 3s from Lydia Coatney – both off Henze assists – pushed the Cougars ahead for good.
Coatney, who finished with a team-high 21 points and six steals, kept the run going with a steal at halfcourt with 3:05 left. She passed inside to Henze, who was met by a Comets’ blocking foul before making one of two foul shots to extend the run to seven.
Katie Krogman pushed the Cougars’ run to 10-0 with a three-point play off a missed 3 from Coatney, who capped the run at 13 with her third 3 of the quarter.
Enough offense led to better defense for the Cougars in the second half, when they turned up the press and forced 15 Comet turnovers. Newman coughed up the ball only six times in the first half.
Alejandra Padilla led the Comets with 14 points off the bench.
Milledgeville 46, AFC 40: Mady Frederick made big plays down the stretch and also reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career in the Missiles’ NUIC East home win against the Raiders.
Frederick scored a game-high 20 points, the last of which came on a free throw with 45.1 seconds on the clock. It gave the Missiles a 46-40 lead, after which a large cheer came from the Milledgeville fans. Seemingly everyone knew that was her 1,000th point – except Frederick.
“I had no clue,” she said. “My parents did a good job keeping it a secret from me, and I’m glad they did, because that made it all the more special. It’s awesome. It’s been a goal of mine since I started high school, so to reach a goal like that is sweet.”
Milledgeville fought back from an early 11-point deficit to seize control of the game late. With her team nursing a 38-36 lead, Frederick was dribbling the ball about 20 feet away from the basket, and was being guarded by AFC’s Madeline Prestegaard, who had four fouls at the time. With a start-and-stop move, Frederick baited the Raiders’ top inside threat into committing her fifth foul at the 4:49 mark of the fourth quarter.
Frederick scored 8 of her team’s 10 points in the final quarter, including 3 of 4 free throws in the final 1:37 to help salt the game away.
AFC, which seized a 17-6 lead after one quarter, was led by Jaynee Presteggard – making her return to action after a 2-week bout with bronchitis and the flu – with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Panthers winless at home MLK tournament: Lena-Winslow dropped a pair of games at the Coach’s Golf and Grill Classic, falling to Erie 59-48 and Aquin 46-33.
Sadie Mowery led the Panthers with 17 points against Erie – who had four players reach double-figures, and 10 points against Aquin.
Tournament games scheduled for Monday were called off due to inclement weather. No decision has been made on a rescheduled date as of Prairie Advocate's press deadline.
Fulton 35, West Carroll 21: The Steamers earned a win over the host Thunder at the Manny’s Shootout in Mount Carroll.
The Steamers led 7-6 after one and 19-12 at halftime.
Brooke Huizenga led Fulton with nine points.
Maddie Meek led West Carroll with six.
Camanche (Iowa) 62, Pearl City 35: The Wolves were outscored 16-4 after one quarter and couldn’t recover in a Manny’s Shootout game in Mount Carroll.
Tyra Clark led Pearl City with 13 points, and Gwen Heimerdinger added 10 points.
Hanna Nissen and Marly Bussa each had 11 points to lead the Indians.
Sterling 47, LaSalle-Peru 24: Josi Borum led the Golden Warriors in points (14), rebounds (9), assists (3), and steals (5) in an NIB-12 West home win over Cavaliers.
The Golden Warriors scored the first four points of the game, while forcing four L-P turnovers, and a 6-0 stretch that included a pair of free throws by Grace Gould and two Borum layups made it 10-4 after one.
Sterling then scored the first 12 points of the second quarter. Borum drilled a 3, Gabbi Schilling made a layup, Borum knocked down a pair of free throws, Gretchen Gould scored on a putback, and Grace Gould converted a three-point play to give the Warriors a 22-4 lead with a little more than 2 minutes to play in the first half.
Gretchen Gould added eight points and six rebounds for Sterling. Grace Gould had seven points, while Schilling chipped in six.
Pearl City 51, Milledgeville 34: Tyra Clark and Gwen Heimerdinger each had 13 points for the Wolves in a win against the visiting Missiles.
Sherrard 50, Morrison 26: The Fillies fell behind early, trailing 17-4 after one quarter, and never recovered.
Peyton Tegeler led Morrison with 17 points, shooting 9-for-13 at the free throw line.
Carley Whitsell scored 19 points to lead Sherrard.
St. Bede, Orion at Morrison, 5:30 p.m.
Fulton, Riverdale at Rockridge, 5:30 p.m.
Clinton (Iowa) at Lena-Winslow/Stockton, 5:30 p.m.
Fulton at Orion Invitational, 6 p.m.
Fulton at Orion Invitational, 8 a.m.
Sterling at NIB-12 Conference meet (at Geneseo), 9 a.m.
Morrison, Lena-Winslow/Stockton at Clinton (Iowa) invitational, 9 a.m.
Princeton, Lena-Winslow/Stockton at Newman, 5:30 p.m.
Polo, Fulton at Amboy, 5:30 p.m.
Morrison, Stillman Valley at West Carroll, 5:30 p.m.
Warriors 12th at Bettendorf: Turner Garcia placed fourth at 160 pounds to pace Sterling to 12th place at the 16-team Midwest Shootout in Bettendorf (Iowa).
The Warriors had 79.5 points. Waukee (Iowa) won with 289 points.
Sixth-place finishers included Sterling's Julian Rodriguez (113), Brayden Porter (120) and Isaiah Figueroa (138).
Polo 42, West Carroll 41: The Thunder dropped a close dual to the Marcos.
Trapper Hartman (113), Kelden McCombie (152), Daltin Coyer (170) and Eli Dertz (195) won matches for West Carroll.
Fulton swept in Iowa: The Steamers lost twice in DeWitt, Iowa, falling to the host Sabers 64-10 and to Camanche 41-30.
Fulton’s lone win against DeWitt came at 170 pounds, where Tony Heinitz scored a 14-3 major decision over Logan Pitts.
Against Camanche, Michael Apostolos (120 pounds) and Ethan Rash (160) both came away with wins by decision. Tyler Fleetwood pinned Austen Clark in 2:56 in their 138-pound bout.
Dakota 36, Lena-Winslow/Stockton 33: The PantherHawks were handed their first dual loss to the NUIC rival Indians in a state-rated showdown in the old gym at Le-Win.
The Indians pulled out the win in the final bout, at 132 pounds, with Caleb Alber’s 9-1 major decision.
Dakota 64, West Carroll 12
Sterling swept at Dixon: The Golden Warriors won just five of 11 contested bouts against the Dukes in a 46-19 loss, and also dropped a dual to Freeport, 37-30.
Pedro Rodriguez (285 pounds) and Noah Garcia (132) scored Sterling’s only bonus points against Dixon; Rodriguez won an 11-2 major decision, and Garcia won by injury default. Brayden Porter (120), Ethan Edmondson (152), and Victor Beltran (138) each scored decision wins, and each made go-ahead 2-point moves in the third period of their bouts.
Porter and Garcia scored pins, and Kolten Smith (126) and Cade Lyons (220) earned decision wins against the Pretzels.
Newman 1-2 at home: The Comets defeated Mendota 36-12, but lost to Oregon 39-37 and Sherrard 55-20 in a quadrangular meet in Sterling.
Brody Ivey won three bouts for Newman at 145 pounds, while Kyle Tunink (120/126) and Mason Newman (170) both won the only two bouts they wrestled.
Ryan Heffelfinger (195) won by pin against Oregon, while Devin Lorenzen won by pin against Mendota. Cael Sanders won by pin against Sherrard in the only bout he wrestled on the night.
Oregon got two pins each from Jacob Milliman (120/126), Chase Clark (138) and Chris Alaniz (145), and Zach Crandall (182) added a pin and a decision.
Grant headed to Loras College
Fulton QB Bryce Grant announced he will continue his career at Loras College in Dubuque next year.
The Duhawks were 4-6 in 2017, and 3-5 in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Grant was 67-for-115 passing for 905 yards and 11 touchdowns, and carried 41 times for 370 yards and four touchdowns this past fall, leading the Steamers to a 7-4 record.
Schave headed for Sauk Valley
Milledgeville senior Cade Schave has announced he will play basketball at Sauk Valley Community College next season. He’ll sign with the Skyhawks on Friday.
Schave is averaging 15.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 1 block per game this season for the Missiles. He averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds as a junior, and was a second team all-area selection.