Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 11:36 pm

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WCC North boys hoops
Monmouth-Roseville 74, Illini West 41: The Monmouth-Roseville Titans (15-2) used an 18-point performance from junior forward Trayvon Smith to overtake Carthage Illini West (11-8) in the West Central North standings and move into second place with their decisive road victory. Teammate Connor Gillen added 15 points and three 3-pointers to help Mon-Rose stretch an 11-point first quarter lead into a 38-20 halftime advantage.

LTC boys hoops
Wethersfield 56, ROWVA 42: Trevor Lay scored a game-high 24 points and teammate Trey Hannam added 17 as the Wethersfield Flying Geese (18-3, 6-0 LTC) maintained their share of the Lincoln Trail Conference lead with Galva with the victory at Oneida. The Geese led just 42-39 after three quarters, but then turned up the defense, holding the Tigers (7-14, 3-4) to just three fourth-quarter point. Nick England led the Tigers with 15 and Kyle Woodside added 13.

Galva 69, Stark County 62: The Galva Wildcats needed a huge fourth-quarter rally to keep their share of the Lincoln Trail Conference lead with the homecourt win. Galva (16-3, 6-0 LTC and tied with Wethersfield) trailed 45-42 heading into the final eight minutes when the Tigers popped for 27 points. Only five Galva players scored in the game – Dexter Ingels (21), Reece Hozworth (18), David Jeffries (14), Connor King (12) and Rhett Hoxworth (4). Stark County's Jake Berchtold led all scorers with 22 points and teammate Tanner King added 16.

Mercer County 59, Annawan 55 (OT): Trailing 33-21 at halftime, the Annawan Braves got to within single digits entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Mercer County 17-8 down the stretch to force overtime at 46-46. However, the Golden Eagles (12-8) were able to regain their momentum in the extra session as they moved to 4-3 in the Lincoln Trail Conference behind Tyson Nylin's game-high 19 points and Tanner Matlick's 15 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Smith and Tony Gripp each had 17 points to pace the Braves (7-15, 3-4), with Smith adding 15 boards.

Ridgewood 54, West Prairie 47: Elisha McCreary (16), James Brooks (13) and Ridge Greenman (10) scored all but 15 of Ridgewood's points as the Spartans worked hard for the Lincoln Trail Conference victory. Ridgewood (11-9, 4-2 LTC) led after each quarter, but never by more than four points through the first three quarters. Dalton Deter led West Prairie (6-12, 1-5 LTC) with a game-high 20 points.

West Central 57, United 48: Darren Webb scored a game-high 17 points to lead three West Central players in double-figure scoring as the Heat (9-9, 2-4 LTC) kept hosting United winless in Lincoln Trail Conference play. Sophomore Gary Wynne led the Red Storm (1-17, 0-6 LTC) with 14 points.

Three Rivers boys hoops
Newman 59, Prophetstown 49: With Kyle Moore cutting loose for a game-high 25 points, Sterling Newman (17-3) remained hot on Kewanee's heels in the Three Rivers Conference race, moving to 7-1 after handling Prophetstown (11-12, 5-6) on its home court. A.J. Sharp added 17 for the Comets, who outscored the Prophets 20-7 in the third quarter after building a 27-20 halftime lead. Carter Ames and Devin Johnson paced Prophetstown with 13 and 11 points, respectively.

Fulton 63, Amboy 58: Outscoring Amboy 37-16 in the second half enabled the Fulton Steamers (5-17) to earn just their second Three Rivers Conference win in eight outings. Nick Fish and Matt Dail dueled for team-high scoring honors, tallying 15 and 14 points, respectively. Teammate John Widener added 10 to offset a 16-point night by the Clippers' (6-16, 2-9) Tyson Powers.

Bureau Valley 44, Morrison 34: Morrison teammates Brock Deter, Alex Volckmann and Matt Wilkens all had one thing in common on Friday night: all of them scored seven points apiece. Unfortunately for the Mustangs, that wasn't enough in their Three Rivers Conference loss to Bureau Valley. Will Greul led Morrison with eight points.

MAC boys hoops
The four Mississippi Athletic Conference boys' basketball teams – Bettendorf, Davenport Assumption, North Scott and Pleasant Valley -- with winning conference records all added to their success Friday night and created even more separation in the league.

Bettendorf (15-0, 10-0 MAC) waltzed past Muscatine 78-35; Assumption (11-4, 9-1 MAC) handled Davenport North 68-51; North Scott (14-2, 8-2 MAC) ripped Davenport Central 60-34; and Pleasant Valley (10-4, 7-3 MAC) raced past Davenport West 85-66. In the other MAC game, Burlington took a 59-44 road decision over Clinton.

Prep wrestling
Sherrard 51, Riverdale 21: The Tigers' Hunter Spengler (106) was a winner by decision in a close 3-1 match, and Nathan Miller (145) was a winner by pin in 3:49. Sherrard's Zack Gustafson was a winner by pin in 5:46, and Kody Lambert (152) took down his man in 1:48. The Rams' Terry White (182) won by pin in 50 seconds. Nathan Rocker (195) won by a 14-8 decision, and Casey Gonzalez (3:41) earned a pin 3:41.

Erie-Prophetstown doubles down at AFC triangular: The Erie-Prophetstown Panthers roared out to a 66-6 win over host Ashton-Franklin Center. Josh Wheeler (138) was a winner by pin in just 31 seconds, and Steven Schellhorn (132) also earned a pin. Erie-Prophetstown continued to dominate by defeating West Carroll 55-15. The Panthers' Logan Voss (106) was a winner by pin in 3:48, and Josh Bowling was dominant in winning by major decision.