Posted Online: Feb. 12, 2013, 11:51 pm
Q-C Sports Shorts
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Prep boys' basketball
Kewanee 49, Bureau Valley 44: The Boilermakers completed a 14-0 run to the Three Rivers Conference title with the home win. Dalton Nuding led Kewanee with 14 points and Donovan Oliver tallied 12 more. Oliver scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Boilermakers held off a late Storm charge.
Erie 61, Prophetstown 54: Jacob Johnston's game-high 24 points helped Erie to the Three Rivers Conference victory at Prophetstown. Johnston scored eight points in the fourth quarter, hitting all four of his foul shots. Connor Saad added 14 in the win. Devin Johnson paced the Prophets with 22 points.
Sterling Newman 70, Morrison 40: The Mustangs fell behind 28-5 in their Three Rivers Conference loss in Sterling. Connor Duncan led Morrison with 10 points and Hunter Hamstra added nine more.
Riverdale 75, Fulton 51: Cole Solomon scored 22 points as Riverdale cruised to the Three Rivers Conference win. Mitchell Sand (18 points) and Jared Richmond (16) also had solid nights for the Rams. Jake Willging led Fulton with 17 points.
Wethersfield 71, United 47: Balanced scoring carried the Flying Geese to the Lincoln Trail Conference win. Matt Jenkins (17 points), Trey Hannam (11), Kegan Jacobson (11) and Trevor Lay (10) all reached double figures for Wethersfield. Job Runge paced United with 12 points.
Galva 67, West Prairie 35: The Wildcats overcame a slow start to earn the Lincoln Trail Conference home win. Galva, which turned an 11-9 first-quarter advantage into a 34-18 halftime lead, received 22 points from Dexter Ingels and 17 more from David Jeffries.
Mercer County 56, Ridgewood 48: The Golden Eagles won the Lincoln Trail Conference battle by getting out to a fast 20-11 first-quarter lead. Mercer County's Brandon Butcher scored a game-high 13 points. Ridgewood was led by a balanced scoring attack with James Brooks, Sam Bolthaus, and Ridge Greenman each scoring 10 points.
Monmouth-Roseville 77, Farmington 57: Monmouth-Roseville took control of its nonconference home win early, building a 20-10 lead. Martel Hunter led a quartet of Titan double-digit scorers with 21 points. Connor Gillen (18 points), Trayvon Smith (12) and Braeden Wollbrink (11) also tallied double figures.
QC college men's hoops
Sauk Valley 70, BHC 54: The BHC Braves got off to a good start in the Arrowhead Conference contest in Dixon, leading 13-6 "and then the wheels fell off,'' said BHC coach Darren Bizarri after his club dropped to 12-14. "We didn't shoot the ball well all night; it was just a struggle.''
Duol Mayot led the Braves with 11 points as Cody Cooley and Josh Russell each added eight.
Sauk's dynamic guard duo of Carlos Hendrix and Jalen Riley proved to be too much for the Braves to handle as they combined for 38 points, with Hendrix leading the Skyhawks with 20.
Q-C college women's hoops
Sauk Valley 58, Black Hawk 50: Lauren Ickes led the Lady Braves in scoring with 13 points, but it wasn't enough to overcome 26-percent shooting from the field for the team. Black Hawk's Jamie Johnson added 12 points.
Q-C college swimming and diving
Myers continues to dive into CCIW Athlete of the Week awards: Augustana junior Helen Myers won the one- and three-meter diving events at the CCIW Championships for the third year in a row. The CCIW's Athlete of the Week in women's swimming and diving, Myers compiled 380.20 points in the one-meter event to beat out freshman teammate Adelia Clark, who finished second with 329.30. Myers took the three-meter competition with 370.4 points setting a pool record at Illinois Wesleyan's Shirk Center with her score.
Q-C college track & field
Rindone nabs CCIW honor again: For the second time this season, Augustana senior sprinter Alex Rindone was named the CCIW men's Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. Rindone was named Outstanding Athlete of the Meet at Grinnell College's Darren Young Invitational, setting new school and meet records in the 400 meters. His time of :48.85 broke the previous Augustana standard, set in 2009 by Kyle Ekberg, by nearly half a second. In addition, Rindone ran the third leg of the Viking 4x400 relay, which won in a time of 3:21.73.