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Black Hawk 88, Sauk Valley 85: The Braves feel like they were hitting their stride at the right time. They picked up a big win Tuesday on the road in overtime, as Duol Mayot and Cody Cooley each had big games.Cooley ended with a game-high 31 points; Mayot scored 21 and pulled down 13 rebounds.
"It was a big win for us. We've had a couple of close conference losses so it was big to finally close a game out," Bizarri said. "We're getting better and we're coming on. We're real close to turning the corner; hopefully the win tonight will get us over the hump."
BHC trailed at halftmie, but rallied to improve to 8-11, 1-2 in the Arrowhead, while Sauk Valley dropped to 12-9, 2-2 in the conference.
Prep boys' basketball
Riverdale 53, Bureau Valley 51: Jared Richmond's game-winning basket helped the Rams to the Three Rivers Conference victory and give Jason Hendrix his 100th career coaching win. Richmond scored a team-high 27 points in the victory. Riverdale scored 13 total points total in the second and third quarters.
Erie 44, Morrison 42: Taking a nine-point lead into the fourth quarter, the Cardinals nearly lost it before sealing their Three Rivers Conference win. Jacob Johnston led the way for Erie with 24 points. Connor Saad added eight in the win. Alexander Volckmann and Kyle Meurs each had 10 points for the Mustangs.
Mercer County 57, Princeville 39: Leading 24-22 at halftime, Mercer County's offense opened the third quarter in attack mode, outscoring Princeville 24-11 to get the Lincoln Trail Conference win. The Golden Eagles' Tyson Nylin scored a game-high 13 points, and Tanner Matlick added another eight points.
Princeton 54, Sherrard 41: The second and third quarters were not kind to the Tigers, who were outscored 26-17 in that stretch. Lucas Boraas led Sherrard with 11 points and Nathan Fay added eight.
ROWVA 40, United 36: A back-and-forth Lincoln Trail Conference game went against the Red Storm. Sophomore Gary Wynne paced the United attack with 15 points, and Isaac Taber added nine.
Prophetstown 53, Amboy 48: The Prophets' Carter Ames scored a game-high 22 points as Prophetstown powered past Amboy. The Prophets jumped out to a 16-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter, but had to hold off a late Amboy charge. In the second half, Amboy outscored Prophetstown 41-25, yet the Prophets held on by shooting 16-23 at the free-throw line.
Annawan 43, Stark County 41: In a back-and-forth game, Annawan was able to narrowly escape behind Grant Baele's 13 points. The Rebels' Tanner King was electric, scoring a game-high 23 points by making 4-of-8 from 3-point range. Annawan prevailed by dominating the boards, out-rebounding Stark County 23-10.
Prep girls' basketball
Riverdale 64, Fulton 37: A fast start propelled the Rams to the Three Rivers Conference win. Riverdale (18-2, 9-1) built a 34-14 halftime lead and never looked back. Hannah Nimrick scored a game-high 21 points in the win and Sydney Miracle tallied 13. Both Elle May and Jess Corson finished with 10 points in the win. Morgan Sanquist led Fulton with nine points.
DeKalb 23, United Township 17: The Panthers defense held DeKalb, the No. 9 team in 4A, in check with a tough 2-3 zone. The shots wouldn't fall for United Township, which failed to score in the second quarter. Neither team scored in double digits in any quarter. Sadie Roberts scored six points to lead the Panthers, and UT was without an attempt at the free-throw line in the game.
Erie-Prophetstown 66, Kewanee 12: The Panthers wrapped up a Three Rivers Conference title with an easy win at Kewanee. Logan Voss (106 pounds), Brandon McCullough (113), Josh Bowling (120), Josh Wheeler (132), Jared Cole (145), Dylan Binion (152), Seth Montgomery (160), Nick Williams (170), Noah Eads (182), John Butts (195), Jace Bright (220) and Alan Kuhlemeier (285) each picked up wins for Erie-Prophetstown. Kewanee's Mark Breedlove earned a pins at 138, making his the program's all-time wins leader. Breedlove now has 122 career victories.
Riverdale tops Alleman: Riverdale split two duals at the Alleman triangular, topping the Pioneers (46-27) and losing to state-rated Rock Falls (59-9). Rylee McKinley (152) and Terry White (182) each had two wins for the Rams. Alleman, which dropped a 54-13 match to Rock Falls, received two wins from Sean Wetherell at 170 pounds.
Moline 3030, UTHS 2814: The Maroons proved they are ready for Monday's Western Big 6 conference tournament with a dual win against the Panthers. Aimee Becht (648) and Jessica Howell (647) led the way for the Maroons with a high-game of 254 from Howell, while Becht rolled a 235 high. The Panthers also had a 235 game from Katie James, giving her a 629 series, with teammate Kayla Crawford right on her heels, rolling a 628.
Sterling 2630, Rock Island 2605: The Rocks had a big afternoon from Samantha Roberge, but couldn't overcome the Golden Warriors. Roberge rolled a 581 series that included a match-high 210 game. Jordan Sholl had the only other 200-plus game, rolling a 202 for the Rocks.