The Rock Falls boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead early and went on to defeat Orion, 55-41, in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Tabor Gym.
The Rockets (7-11) led, 21-11, after the first quarter, then built the lead to 40-20 by halftime and cruised from there.
Ayden Goff hit three 3-pointers and finished with 17 points for Rock Falls, and Booker Cross scored 13. Timmy Heald hit a pair of 3s and added eight points.
Chance Stropes led all scorers with 29 points for the Chargers.
Faith Christian 72, Galesburg Christian 28: The Falcons rolled to victory, as 13 players scored.
Evan Fassler had 16 points, eight rebounds and two assists for Faith, while Nathan Hodson added 10 points and two steals. Trent Heller had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Levi Schuler and Isaiah Schuler each added eight points; Isaiah added three assists, and Levi dished two. Collin Kibble chipped in two points, seven rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and two steals.
Moline 53, Rock Falls 49, OT: The Rockets lost a nip-and-tuck game at Wharton Fieldhouse, as the Maroons outscored them, 11-7, in overtime.
Mallory Pinske led the way with 14 points, and Claire Bickett added 12 for Rock Falls, which led, 11-10 after one quarter, 22-21 at halftime and 33-32 through three quarters, before the teams finished regulation tied at 42. Brooke Howard scored seven, and Jacee Sigel and Denali Stonitsch both had six.
Bella Smith scored 15 of her game-high 17 points in the second half for Moline, and Paige Melton added 16.
Rockford Lutheran 57, Oregon 34: The Hawks were outscored 17-6 in the second quarter and 18-9 in the fourth in a Big Northern loss at the Blackhawk Center.
Hadley Lutz had 16 points, and Liz Mois scored 11 for Oregon.
Sydney Carlson’s 18 points paced Lutheran, while Kaylee Bankes finished with 15, and Mikayla Huffine added 11.
Polo 52, AFC 38: The host Marcos jumped out to a 21-7 lead through the opening quarter and stretched it to 37-17 by halftime and 46-20 through three periods in an NUIC South win over the Raiders.
Lindee Poper had 19 points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots for Polo, and Nicole Boelens hit three 3-pointers and stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three steals and two blocks. Kadence Sheaffer added seven points and five rebounds, Annalise Stamm had eight rebounds and three assists, and Natalie Nelson dished five assists for the Marcos.
Taylor Jahn scored 10 of her team-high 12 points in the fourth quarter for AFC, while Alexis Schwarz and Cameryn Winterland scored six points apiece, and Lakkiah McClain added five.
Eastland 64, Forreston 32: The Cougars cruised to an NUIC South road win, leading 39-18 by halftime and 56-18 through three quarters.
Chloe Sweitzer led the way with 17 points, five rebounds, eight steals and seven assists for Eastland (7-9, 3-0), and Delana Erbsen added 10 points and four boards. Addison Burkholder had eight points, six assists and five steals, and Annika Myre scored seven points and dished four assists.
Brooke Boettner and Hailey Greenfield both scored nine points for Forreston, with Boettner adding five rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Alaina Miller scored seven points, and Keeli Larson finished with five, while Nevaeh Houston dished four assists, and Letrese Buisker blocked three shots.
Stockton 56, West Carroll 29: The Thunder fell behind, 19-7, in the first quarter, and trailed 36-14 at halftime and 54-20 through three periods in an NUIC West road loss.
Cora Collins had nine points, four rebounds and two blocks, and Kylie Hill added eight points and two steals for West Carroll. Tori Moshure had seven points and two steals, and Kendal Asay led the way with nine rebounds.
Brynn Haas poured in 26 points to pace the Blackhawks.
Dixon 2,844, Mendota 2,290: The Duchesses won all three games by at least 100 pins in a dual victory at Plum Hollow.
Leslie Pettorini rolled a 209 second game in her 555 series, and Tianna Bryson had a 545 series for Dixon. Autumn Swift bowled a 473, Abby Tate added a 439, Grace DeBord finished with a 437, and Olivia Gingras chipped in a 395.
Karli Mairs led Mendota with a 464 series and 203 high game, and Kaylee Barkman rolled a 459 series.
Sycamore 3,177, Sterling 2,601: The Golden Warriors lost all three games in a dual against the Spartans at Blackhawk Lanes.
Hannah Conderman’s 599 series and 224 opening game led the way for Sterling, while Katelynn Garcia rolled a 487 series, and Brendy Gatica added a 467. Emily Doss (387), Loralei Michels (375) and Madison Schmitt (286) rounded out the Warriors’ lineup.
Kiki Wittenberg had a 602 series and 221 high game for Sycamore, and Brandy Stover added a 588 series.
Oregon 2,737, Dakota 2,332: Ava Wight set an Oregon girls bowling record with a 729 series to lead the Hawks past the Indians at 4 Seasons Lanes in Freeport.
Wight rolled games of 267, 269 and 193 to notch the program’s highest recorded match score. Trinity Hultquist had a 449, Mackenzie Alford rolled a 437, Kendra Ehrler had a 433, Paige Beauchem added a 414, and Kyle Krug chipped in a 275 for Oregon (8-4).
Rachel Behrens led Dakota with a 545 series and a 212 high game.
Oregon 3,127, Dakota 2,957: The Hawks improved to 15-3 in duals this season, winning the second and third games after Dakota took the opener at 4 Seasons Lanes in Freeport.
Stylar Klapp bowled games of 203, 200 and 204 for a 607 series, and Isaac Kaltenbrun closed his 578 series with a 204 final game for Oregon. Brandon Rowe rolled a 525, Brady Davis finished with a 514, Gavvin Surmo had a 463, and Roberto Hernandez added a 440.
Caden Elmer had games of 242, 207 and 249 in a match-high 698 series for the Indians. Jacob Holste added a 555 series.
Byron 54, Rock Falls 10: The Rockets dropped a Big Northern dual against the Tigers, winning two matches while giving up seven forfeits.
Alan Furman won by pin in 2:31 at 132 pounds, and Aaron Meenen took an 11-0 major decision at 120 for Rock Falls.
Hawks 1-2 in Mendota: Oregon defeated the host Trojans, 54-10, but lost to Sherrard, 41-39, and Newman, 43-21, in a four-team meet.
Griffin Marlatt (113 pounds) and Elizabeth Ruter (145/152) both notched a pair of pins on the night, and Seth Stevens (145/152) won by pin and decision for Oregon. Leyton Kenney (145) added a pin against Mendota, Ethan Mowry (120) had a pin and Anthony Bauer (160) won 11-9 in overtime against Sherrard, and Zander VandeSand (160) and Evan Flaharty (285) won by pin against Newman.
In their dual against Oregon, the Comets got first-period pins from Brady Grennan (120), Tom Powers (170) and Hunter Luyando (182), while Briar Ivey (113), Carter Rude (132), Daniel Kelly (138) and Mason Glaudel (152) all on major decisions. Nik Nardini added a decision at 220.
Amboy splits in Savanna: The Clippers defeated host West Carroll, 30-6, but fell to Erie-Prophetstown, 48-21, in a pair of duals.
Amboy got pins from Dylan Daniels (145 pounds), Lucas Blanton (160) and Caleb Shugars (195), and also received two forfeits.
Against E-P, Daniels won an 18-13 decision at 145, and the Clippers also received three forfeits. The Panthers got a pin from Nick Ballard at 285 and received seven forfeits.