Newman’s Lucas Simpson breaks school scoring record: SVM area roundup for Monday, Feb. 12, 2024

Newman, Polo girls basketball seasons come to an end; Eastland girls advance to regional championship

Sauk Valley Sports Roundup

Boys basketball

Newman 70, Mendota 59: At Sterling, Lucas Simpson scored 40 points to lead the Comets over the Trojans and break the school’s career scoring record on Monday.

The senior forward’s sixth game of 40 or more points this season pushed his career total to 1,980, surpassing the previous record of 1,972 set by Devon House.

George Jungerman added 18 points for Newman.

Ashton-Franklin Center 61, Amboy 49: At Amboy, the Raiders rode a balanced offensive attack to an NUIC South win over the Clippers.

Ashton-Franklin Center was led by Barrett Becker and Nolan Rueff with 12 points each, followed closely by Noah Danielson with 11 and Caleb Thomas with 10.

Eddie Jones paced Amboy with 12 points, while Troy Anderson and Ezra Parker scored 10 each, and Quinn Leffelman added nine.

Pearl City 65, Milledgeville 60: At Milledgeville, Connor Nye scored 24 points and Karter Livengood chipped in 18, but the Missiles fell to the Wolves in the NUIC crossover matchup.

Girls basketball

Eastland 41, Newman 39: At Savanna, the Cougars edged the Comets in a Class 1A West Carroll Regional semifinal. Eastland will face River Ridge/Scales Mound in the regional championship at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Cougars were led by Trixie Carroll with 15 points and three rebounds and Lily Mullen with 14 points, five rebounds and four steals. Jenica Stoner dished eight assists and grabbed four rebounds and three steals for Eastland.

Jess Johns led Newman with 11 points, followed closely by Helen Papoccia and Brooklyn Smith with 10 each.

Amboy 52, Putnam County 43: At Ottawa, Maeve Larson scored 15 points as the Clippers won in a Class 1A Marquette Regional semifinal.

Addison Pertell had 13 points and Elly Jones added 11 points for Amboy, which will face St. Bede in the title game at 7 p.m. Friday.

River Ridge/Scales Mound 58, Polo 33: At Savanna, the Lady Marcos’ season came to an end with a Class 1A West Carroll Regional semifinal loss to the Wildcats.

Polo was led by Sydnei Rahn with 11 points and Camrynn Jones with 10 points and four steals.

Dan Wussow

Dan Wussow

Dan is the sports editor for Sauk Valley Media. Previously, he wrote for The Post-Crescent in his hometown of Appleton, WI.