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Prep girls' basketball
Sterling 48, Geneseo 29: A 13-point first half put the Maple Leafs in a deficit they could not overcome during a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference West Division loss at Musgrove Fieldhouse. Sterling built a 32-13 halftime lead. Molly DeBrock led Geneseo (11-11, 3-3) with 10 points and grabbed two steals. Anna Wise added six points and Jamie DeFauw snagged a game-high seven boards in the loss.
Erie 50, Morrison 29: The Cardinals set the tone in their Three Rivers Conference road win by holding Morrison scoreless in the first quarter. Paige Rus led Erie with 12 points and Desiree Lawson tallied 11 more in the win. Chelsea Eads' 12 points paced Morrison.
Kewanee 50, Fulton 41: The Boilermakers (12-10, 6-4) remained in Three Rivers Conference title contention with a comeback victory. Kewanee trailed 33-30 heading into the final period. Eusebia Quintero (14), Cecilia Martinez (13) and Raeshonda Chandler (10) led the winners. Morgan Sandquist paced Fulton with 10 points.
Prep boys' basketball
Wethersfield 78, West Prairie 53: The Flying Geese soared to the Lincoln Trail Conference win at Sciota behind Trey Lay's 25-point, five-assist, five-steal performance. Wethersfield (16-3, 4-0) also received double-digit outputs from Tyler Litton (12 points), Trey Hannam (11) and Kegan Jacobson (10).
Mercer County 70, West Central 69: Tyson Nylin's team-high 19 points led a trio of Mercer County double-figure scorers in its Lincoln Trail Conference home victory. Trenton Higgins added 14 points and Tanner Matlick scored 13 for the Golden Eagles, who led 37-33 at half.
ROWVA 45, Annawan 42: The ROWVA Tigers overcame a one-point first quarter to hand Annawan the Lincoln Trail Conference loss. Grant Baele led the Braves with 13 points.
Galva 67, Ridgewood 54: Reice Hoxworth scored 12 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lead a comeback by the defending Lincoln Trail Conference champs. Galva (13-2, 3-0) trailed 42-39 heading into the final period. Elisha McCreary (12) and Ridge Greenman (11) were the leading scorers for Ridgewood (9-8, 2-1).
Riverdale 60, Morrison 37: Cole Soloman scored a game-high 13 points, and his Rams kept the Mustangs winless in Three Rivers Conference action. Jared Richmond added 10 points for Riverdale (10-9, 5-2 TRAC-9), which had nine players score in the victory. Hunter Hamstra's nine points led Morrison (3-18, 0-7).
Bureau Valley 60, Prophetstown 43: The Prophetstown Prophets fell to 9-10, 3-4 in the Three Rivers Conference after their league road loss. No other information was available.
Galesburg 45, Monmouth-Roseville 34: Three consecutive Galesburg pins from 152- through 170-pounds were too much for Monmouth-Roseville to overcome in the road loss. The Silver Streaks held a plus-5 advantage on bonus points. Monmouth-Roseville received wins from Chuck Jacobsen (106 pounds), Gavin McIntyre (126), Alex Smyers (138), Kaleb Carlson (145), Logan Millizer (182) and Cody Peffers (220).
Riverdale sweeps: The Rams won both duals at the Fulton Triangular, topping Three Rivers Conference foe Fulton (63-16) and Rockridge (53-27). John Stickler (120 pounds), Grady Todd (126), Oscar Loy (138), Braydon Pridemore (145), Cole Ebenroth (152), Matt Lohman (160), Terry White (182), Nathan Rocker (195) and Logan Sherman (285) each had two wins for Riverdale. In the other dual, Rockridge beat Fulton 51-16. The Rockets received two wins from Austin Johnson (106), Mike Tingley (132), Dalton Ray (160/170) and Brandon Preston (220).
Rock Island 140, Davenport West 35: Rocky continued its impressive dual-meet season by sweeping all 12 events. Rock Island swimmers were dominant despite swimming off their typical events. Freshman John Ponsetto has proven to be a quick learner, touching first in the 500 free (5:13.05), and 100 backstroke (59.84). Rocky's Daniel Rodriguez won the 50 free (23.33) and the 100 butterfly (58.41). RI's Josh Fleming was a double winner, taking the 200 individual medley (2:07.85), and 100 butterfly (1:09.09). George Pappas won the 200 free (1:53.13), and Ben Kochuyt won the diving (152.03).
United Township 60, Davenport Central 34: The Panthers' Zach Ogden won the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.87) with a season-best time. The UT freshman was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke (1:10.20) just behind Blue Devils' Mitch Berendes (1:10.03). The Panthers' Austen Willhite touched first in the 200 free (1:59.26) and Logan Hoepfner narrowly won the 50 free (24.42) over teammate Coleman Briggs (24.45).
Moline 2930, Rock Island 2728: Both local clubs came out of the dual at Highland Park Bowl with some solid scores. Brooke Lodge led Moline (5-0) with season highs in both single game (279) and series (682) as she strung together a line of 219-279-184. She was joined above 600 by teammates Aimee Becht (616) and Jessica Howell (621). Rock Island freshman Samantha Roberge put together a line of 213-174-223 for a career-high 610 series that led Rocky (3-4). Rock Island also had a team-high 1012 in the third game that still came up five pins shy of the Maroons in that game.
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- Kishwaukee 74, Black Hawk 67: The Arrowhead Conference opener didn't go quite as well as the BHC men would have hoped, but the Braves came close. Deqwon Horn's bucket with a minute left pulled the Braves (7-10, 0-1) within two points, but the hosting Kougars (13-4, 1-2 Arrowhead) put it away down the stretch.
Duol Mayot continued his terrific offensive play, leading the Braves with a game-high 29 points and was the only BHC player in double-digit scoring. Finding the range was difficult for the Braves all evening, according to Coach Darren Bizarri.
"We missed a bunch of layups, a lot of opportunities to score, especially in the second half," said Bizarri, whose club was outscored 61-52 from the field.
Taylor Lavery led the Kougars with 19 points, Josh Williams added 14 and Kaylor Zimmerman 11.
Q-C college women's basketball
- SAU slides two spots in poll: A tough overtime loss on the road at ranked Grand View on Saturday dropped the St. Ambrose Queen Bees two spots in this week's NAIA Div. II Top 25 poll. Coach Krista Van Hauen's club (15-3, 3-1 Midwest Collegiate Conference) dropped a 66-64 overtime decision to Grand View and slid from No. 19 to No. 21 in this week's poll. The Vikings (11-4, 3-0 MCC) jumped from No. 23 to No. 18. SAU had won 10 straight heading into the Grand View game.