The Rock Falls girls basketball team picked up its first Big Northern Conference win Tuesday night, going on the road to defeat Genoa-Kingston 53-30.
Claire Bickett scored 13 points to lead a balanced attack for the Rockets (5-3, 1-1 BNC), who took control with a 23-6 second-quarter surge. Emily Lego and Mallory Pinske added eight points each, and Jacee Sigel scored seven, as nine different Rock Falls players scored.
Bryce Boylen had 10 points, and Emily Gilbert added eight for the Cogs.
Dixon 65, Rockford Lutheran 41: The Duchesses remained undefeated, answering a second-quarter surge by Lutheran with a 23-7 scoring edge in the third quarter for a Big Northern road win.
Ella Govig poured in 25 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Dixon (9-0, 2-0), while Rylee Pfoutz finished with 14 points, seven assists and four steals. Sam Tourtillott and Harvest Day each scored nine points, with Tourtillott adding five assists and three steals, and Day pulling down eight rebounds. Jessie Pitman led the way with 10 rebounds for the Duchesses, who saw a 17-6 lead after the opening quarter whittled down to 26-24 by halftime.
Sydney Carlson scored 16 points to pace the Crusaders.
West Carroll 45, Oregon 26: The Thunder took control with an 25-5 scoring run over the final nine minutes of the first half en route to a nonconference win in Savanna.
Kylie Hill had 12 points and five steals, and Tori Moshure added 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals for West Carroll. Abbey Skiles finished with eight points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals, Mandy Myers had eight points and seven rebounds, and Cora Collins chipped in seven points, 11 rebounds and five steals.
Hadley Lutz and Mariah Drake both scored 11 points to lead the Hawks.
Polo 56, Fulton 33: The Marcos led 13-2 after the opening quarter, stretched it to 27-12 by halftime, then closed the game with a 17-9 scoring edge in the fourth period of an NUIC road win.
Lindee Poper led Polo with 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, while Madelyn Jones added 10 points, five rebounds and three assists. Nicole Boelens and Rebekah Zeigler both scored nine points; Boelens added four rebounds, three assists and three steals, and Zeigler pulled down 11 rebounds. Kadence Sheaffer chipped in seven points and four steals.
Miraya Pessman hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for the Steamers, and Kylie Smither scored six points.
Eastland 69, AFC 42: The Cougars led 34-17 by halftime, then outscored the Raiders 17-10 in the third quarter to put away an NUIC East win in Lanark.
Sarah Kempel scored 20 points, grabbed four rebounds and nabbed four steals for Eastland (2-5, 1-0), while Delana Erbsen had a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Chloe Sweitzer finished with 11 points, eight assists and six steals, and Quinc Haverland added 10 points and seven rebounds.
Taylor Jahn hit four 3-pointers and finished with 25 points to lead AFC, and Alexis Schwarz scored nine points.
Kewanee 60, Newman 38: The Comets trailed 17-5 after the opening quarter and never recovered in a Three Rivers East road loss.
Nolan Britt’s 12 points paced Newman (2-3, 0-1), and Ayden Batten added 10. Gabe Padilla hit a pair of 3-pointers for six points, and senior forward Marcus Williams made his season debut and finished with five points.
Niko Powe scored 22 for the Boilermakers, while Brady Clark had 17 and Will Bruno added 10.
Sherrard 59, Morrison 45: The Mustangs lost a Three Rivers West game on the road, unable to catch up after being outscored 13-5 in the third quarter.
Trey Strating scored 16 points, and Alex Anderson added 13 for Morrison.
Terryn Krup and Blake Wynn both had 16 points to lead the Tigers, and Holland Anderson finished with 14.
Oregon 64, West Carroll 21: The Hawks led 23-3 after the first quarter and never looked back in a nonconference win at home.
Jacob Vegliando led the way with 16 points, and Isaac Nelson and Carter Marlatt both scored 10 for Oregon (2-4). Josh Crandall and Ryan Harkness added nine points each.
Zion Long led the Thunder (0-2) with 10 points.
Faith Christian 66, Pathway Christian 44: The Falcons rolled to victory, led by Levi Schuler’s 23 points and Collin Kibble’s double-double.
Kibble finished with 10 points, 12 assists, five rebounds and four steals, while Schuler also had five rebounds, four steals and four blocks. Evan Fassler added 18 points and seven rebounds, and Nathan Hodson chipped in four points, seven rebounds and five assists for Faith Christian.
Rockridge 45, Newman 24: The Comets dropped a Three Rivers dual at home, winning four matches by pin.
Brendan Tunink (145 pounds) won in 1:19, while Brady Grennan (120) and Carter Rude (126) notched second-period pins, and Mason Glaudel (152) won in 4:49.
Hawks swept at home: Oregon fell to Rochelle 60-24 and Lena-Winslow/Stockton 55-12 in a triangular in Oregon.
Against Rochelle, the Hawks got first-period pins from Lane Halverson (132), Seth Stevens (138) and Gabe Eckerd (160), and a second-period pin from Andrew Young (195).
In the match with Le-Win/Stockton, Halverson (132) won by pin, while Stevens (138) and Preston LaBay (120) won decisions.
United Township 2,705, Sterling 2,346: The Golden Warriors won the opening game, but dropped the last two in a Western Big 6 loss at Blackhawk Lanes.
Hannah Conderman’s 481 series led Sterling, while Brendy Gatica finished with a 444, and Madison Schmitt rolled a 419. Emily Doss (346), Kailynn Wickham (342) and Shayla Kelly (314) rounded out the Warriors lineup.
Regina Harmening led UT with a 527 series, and Emilee Egan-Hernandez added a 513, including a 228 second game.
Oregon 3,378, South Beloit 2,691: The Hawks won all three games by more than 100 pins in a victory at Town & Country Lanes in Mt. Morris.
Brandon Rowe opened his 665 series with games of 268 and 239, while Isaac Kaltenbrun’s 594 series included an opening game of 224 and a final game of 247. Jackson Werren added a 548 series, Gavvin Surmo rolled a 542, Stylar Klapp added a 532, and Brady Davis chipped in a 497 for Oregon (8-2).
Reece Binder led the SoBos with a 604 series, closing with games of 204 and 205.