Posted Online: Dec. 01, 2012, 10:39 pm

Q-C Sports Shorts

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Tom Johnston, tjohnston@qconline.com

Prep boys' basketball
Prophetstown 68, Fulton 53: The Prophets stayed perfected in Three Rivers Conference play with a dominant second-half performance. Prophetstown expanded on a 28-24 halftime lead by outscoring Fulton 22-9 in the third quarter. The Prophets' Devin Johnson and Ethan Howard scored 16 points each. Fulton's Jake Willging scored nine of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter.

Prep girls basketball
Alleman 54, Rock Falls 37: The Alleman girls basketball team finally got things working together on both ends of the court in the fourth quarter when the Pioneers were able to put some distance between themselves and the Rockets in the nonconference clash. Leading 37-34 after three quarters, the Pioneers held the rockets to one field goal and a free throw in the final eight minutes while dumping in 17 points. All but two of Alleman's points came from its starting five. Sophomore guard Isabelle Anderson led the Pioneers with 19 points and senior forwards Maddie McGuire and Anne Bohnert each chipped in 10. Rock Falls only had four players score with Morgan Mammosser and Jordan Giddings leading the way with a dozen each.

Riverdale 60, Kewanee 45: Hannah Nimrick and Sydney Mericle combined to score 39 of the Rams points. Nimrick hit three 3-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points. Gabrielle Kubiak led Kewanee with 11 points as she also hit three 3-pointers.

Orion 69, Mercer County 36: The Chargers' Cassidy Clark dominated the game between conference foes, nearly outscoring the Golden Eagles by herself. Clark scored 31 points on 13 baskets for the Chargers. Mercer County was led by Bridgett Anderson's 10 points. The win brings the Chargers record to 4-2 and drops Mercer County to 1-6.

Prep bowling
Kewanee invitational: The Moline Maroons won the Kewanee Invitational with 4,638 pins, topping second-place Galesburg's 4,350 total and third-place United Township's 4,340. This tournament win is the Maroons' first since Moline started its bowling team last year. Jessica Howell, Moline's top bowler, knocked down 1122 pins (187 average) to lead all bowlers in the event. Kayla Crawford led the Panthers with 1003 pins, which was good for second overall.

Palatine Invitational:In a tough field of 17 at the Palatine Invitational, the Rock Island bowlers finished 16th with a 4,508 pinfall total. Minooka won the tournament with a 5,984 score. Jordan Scholl and Assia Filali led Rock Island with 953 pins apiece, good enough to tie for 51st overall in individual scoring.

Prep boys swimming
Macomb Invite:
Dunlap won the 10-team Macomb Invitational with Moline finishing sixth. The Maroons' Nick Capan, James McNeil, Andrew Gerdes and Michael Vershaw earned a second place finish in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.93). Moline's Alec Michna showed no signs of a sophomore slump as he finished fifth in the 50 freestyle (23.49) and fourth in the 100 freestyle (51.96). Moline's Fermann Flowers came through with fifth-place finishes in the 500 free (5:11.11) and 200 free (1:51.40). McNeil tacked on another Maroon fifth place in the 100 backstroke (1:00.87).

Prep wrestling
Lena-Winslow Quad: The Mercer County Golden Eagles wrestlers fared the best of the three local teams at Saturday'sLena-Winslow North-South Quad. The Golden Eagles went 2-1 in their duals, while Riverdale went 1-2 and Alleman came up empty.

Mercer County defeated Dakota (36-30) and West Carroll (45-28) before falling 52-20 to the hosts. Heavyweight Alex Kissner won two matches with pins in just a combined 1:14 total time. Kissner lost his final match on a 3-1 decision.

Riverdale lost its first two before rallying for a 40-36 victory over West Carroll. Rueben Garza won three matches for Riverdale at 106, winning an 8-3 decision over Dakota's Dylan Swift and a pin over West Carroll's Dalton Rice in 41 seconds. His other victory was a forfeit.

Just a week removed from the Class 4A football state championship game, the Pioneers struggled even filling their lineup. Connor Doak's pin at 1:49 in a 195-pound match was Alleman's lone match victory.

Rock Island takes down three at Dixon Quad: Rocky swept the competition against Dixon 70-9, Sterling 48-33, and Sandwich 35-25. B.J. McGhee was a three-time winner with a pin in 25 seconds against Sterling. Jean-Louis Sawadago (145) won all three of his bouts as well.

Pekin Invitational: The Moline Maroons made it through Saturday with a quartet of wins over Normal Community (72-4), Plainfield South (38-29), Normal West (43-24), and Pekin (65-6). The United Township Panthers stumbled, losing to Plainfield South (49-21) and Normal West (39-37), but rebounded with wins over Pekin (57-13) and Normal Community (66-6). Christian Stracner (132) was a three-time winner for Moline along with Dan Terronez (138). United Township's Jeronnie Steward (113) was a four-time winner along with Tanner Schuldt (152), and Markus Murphy (170).

College men's basketball
Hannibal-LaGrange 81, St. Ambrose 74: Four players combined for all but eight of SAU's points in the nonconference setback in Hannibal, Mo., Moline's Justin Blondell led the Bees (4-4) with 21 points. Reserve Matt Gossett tossed in 17 before fouling out, as starters Nick Frazier and Darren Galloway each added 14. SAU forced the sixth tie of the game with 9:35 left in the first half, but the hosts took control from there, leading by 10 at the half and by as many as 17 in the second half.

College track & field
SAU shines in opener: The St. Ambrose men and women combined to win 10 events and set four records in the Fighting Bee Indoor Invitational held at the Westwood Complex in Sterling. John Darmody (2K), Tara Goehrke (400 hurdles, 1:09.07) and Packy Mahoney (400 hurdles, 1:06.09) all set school records and Jaclyn Scavuzzo (pole vault, 10-feet) set a meet record for SAU.