The Rock Falls girls basketball team smothered Sandwich 47-16 for a nonconference road win Tuesday night.
The Rockets (3-0) led 14-6 after one quarter and 29-13 at halftime before limiting the Indians to two points in the third period and one in the fourth.
Mallory Pinske’s 12 points paced Rock Falls, while Claire Bickett scored 10, Brooke Howard added eight, and Jacee Sigel hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points.
Alleman 66, Sterling 33: The Golden Warriors fell behind 21-8 in the first quarter and couldn’t catch up in their Western Big 6 opener on the road.
Addie McCombs hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points to lead Sterling (1-2), and Kathryn Rowzee scored 10 points. Baylee Adami buried a pair of 3s and scored six points for the Warriors.
Audrey Erickson had 20 points, and Claire Hulke scored 19 for the Pioneers.
Polo 58, Oregon 40: The Marcos picked up their first win of the season, outscoring the Hawks 36-24 in the second half after leading 22-16 at the break.
Lindee Poper finished with a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds, to go with seven blocked shots for Polo (1-2). Natalie Nelson had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists, and Kadence Sheaffer and Nicole Boelens each scored nine points; Boelens added six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks, and Sheaffer nabbed four steals.
Ava Hackman had 12 points, and Hadley Lutz scored 10 to lead Oregon (2-3).
Morrison 60, Warren 28: The Fillies finished off a 5-0 run through the Warren tournament by beating the hosts to take the title.
Camryn Veltrop had 24 points, six rebounds, four assists and four blocks for Morrison, and Shelby Veltrop added 19 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and three blocks. Jordan Eads had seven points and three steals, and Kendra Fisher dished six assists as the Fillies led 15-6 after one quarter, 32-9 at halftime, and 56-25 through three periods.
Serena 47, Amboy 39: The Clippers fell behind 30-24 by halftime and couldn’t come back in a nonconference loss at home.
Olivia Dinges had a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three assists, and Courtney Ortgiesen added eight points for Amboy. Maeve Larson scored six points, and Lexi Ketchum grabbed five rebounds.
Katie Baker led Serena with 17 points.
West Carroll 49, Milledgeville 20: The Thunder jumped out to a 13-5 lead after one quarter and extended it to 29-12 by halftime, then outscored the Missiles 10-4 in both the third and fourth periods in an NUIC win in Milledgeville.
Kylie Hill had 17 points, seven rebounds, eight steals and six assists, and Tori Moshure added 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and five steals for West Carroll.
Rylee Matthews’ nine points paced Milledgeville.
Rockford Lutheran 67, AFC 28: The Raiders couldn’t keep up with the Crusaders in Rockford, falling behind 24-7 after the first quarter and never recovering.
Taylor Jahn’s 10 points paced AFC. Mikayla Huffine scored 25 to lead Lutheran.
Stockton 35, Eastland 33: The Cougars fell in a nip-and-tuck battle against the Blackhawks at the Forreston tournament.
Chloe Sweitzer had nine points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals for Eastland (1-4), and Annika Myre scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, to go with four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Addison Burkholder added six points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists, and Sarah Kempel finished with four points, 11 rebounds and a pair of steals. Quinc Haverland pulled down seven rebounds for Eastland, which led 6-4 after one quarter, but trailed 15-14 at halftime and 26-20 after three periods.
All-tournament selection Brynn Haas poured in 20 points to lead Stockton, which finished second to Winnebago in the round-robin tournament.
Winnebago 65, Forreston 13: The Indians finished an undefeated run through the Forreston tournament with a lopsided win over the host Cardinals.
Rylee Broshous and Alaina Miller finished with five points each for Forreston, with Broshous grabbing six rebounds.
Campbell Schrank led Winnebago with 17 points, and Renee Rittmeyer scored 12.
Amboy 51, LaMoille 23: The Clippers pulled away for a win in Ashton, outscoring the Lions 10-4 in the first quarter, 12-6 in the second, and 18-5 in the third.
Brennan Blaine finished with 14 points, and Connor Simpson scored 12 to lead a balanced effort by Amboy (2-0), as nine different Clippers scored.
Austin Fischer’s 11 points led LaMoille.
Hiawatha 52, Polo 47: The Marcos fell to 0-2 with a loss to Hiawatha, as the majority of the basketball team is still adjusting after finally finishing the football season last Friday with the 8-man state championship.
Durand 67, AFC 60: The host Raiders lost to the Bulldogs to fall to 0-2 on the season.
Fulton 59, Erie-Prophetstown 42: Baylen Damhoff poured in 25 points to lead the Steamers to victory at the 10 & 32 Tip-Off Classic.
Damhoff hit three 3-pointers among his 10 baskets for Fulton (2-0), which took control with a 20-4 scoring edge in the second quarter. Ethan Price scored nine points, and Patrick Lower and Drew Dykstra both finished with five.
Caleb Naftzger’s nine points paced the Panthers, and Connor Sibley added eight.
Dukes sweep triangular to open season: Dixon defeated Rochelle 50-30 and Burlington Central 51-20 to start the season with a pair of wins in Burlington.
Christopher Sitter (126 pounds), Owen Brooks (160) and Brody Potter (182) each won a pair of pins for the Dukes.
Jayden Weidman (132), Mitchell White (195) and Justin Dallas (220) all had pins against Rochelle, while Cade Hey (145) won by technical fall and Hayden Steinmeyer (170) won a 7-0 decision.
Jayce Kastner (152) added a pin against the host Rockets, while Jacob Renkes (106) won a 10-9 decision.
Sterling 36, Erie-Prophetstown 33: The Golden Warriors won five contested matches and a forfeit in a seven-bout stretch to build a lead, then held off the Panthers in a season-opening dual in Erie.
With E-P leading 9-6 after Sophia Wheeler’s 6-1 decision at 106 and a forfeit from each team, Karson Strohmayer (126 pounds) won a 7-2 decision, Dylan Ottens (132) won by pin in 5:10, and Austin Clemens (138) won a 7-3 decision.
After E-P’s Jase Grunder got a pin in 1:19 at 145, Sterling received a forfeit at 152, then Tommy Tate notched a 37-second pin at 160, and Noah Davis won a pin in 1:10 at 170 to give the Warriors a 36-15 lead.
The Panthers won the final four bouts, but couldn’t score enough points to come back. Luke Otten (182) and Nick Ballard (220) both recorded pins, and Andrew Bomleny (195) and Elijah Friedrichsen (285) both won decisions.
Polo splits season-opening triangular: The Marcos defeated Genoa-Kingston 48-40, but lost 53-24 to Wheaton North in a pair of duals.
Dominic Gabbard notched a pair of pins at 145 pounds, while Braydon Altherr won by pin at 160 against Wheaton North, and Aidan Book won by pin at 160 against Genoa-Kingston. Polo received six forfeits from the Cogs.
Geneseo 3,013, Sterling 2,919: The Golden Warriors lost a Western Big 6 dual on the road.
Tristan Oelrichs rolled a 541 series and a 214 high game for Sterling, while Andrew Doughty added a 516 series. Connor Jaglisch (477) and Dylan Doss (466) also bowled three games, while Mikah Hernandez (335) and Brenden Stanley (136) shared a series.
Nathan Johnson opened his 653 series with a 276 game to lead the Maple Leafs.
Oregon 3,336, Harvard 1,751: The Hawks cruised to victory over the Hornets at Town & Country Lanes in Mt. Morris.
Isaac Kaltenbrun finished off his 637 series with games of 239 and 233 to lead Oregon (3-1). Brandon Rowe rolled a 589 series, and Jackson Werren (535), Styler Klapp (532), Gavvin Surmo (522) and Bryan Immel (521) also bowled for the Hawks.
Sauk Valley 66, Lake County 32: The Skyhawks rolled to a win on the road, as three players finished with double-doubles and a fourth nearly reached the feat.
Hailey Walters hit four 3-pointers and led all scorers with 24 points, and she also had 10 rebounds and three assists. Alejandra Padilla finished with 10 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Jenna Johnson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
Josie Rank added 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals for Sauk, which led 16-9 after one quarter before outscoring Lake County 18-1 in the second and 14-8 in the third. Ainsleigh Hendrix hit a pair of 3-pointers and finished with six points and five rebounds.
The Skyhawks outrebounded Lake County 54-26, and held a 34-8 edge in points in the paint and 11-0 on second-chance points.