The Rock Falls girls basketball team was firing on all cylinders Wednesday night, building a big lead and cruising past North Boone 55-21 for a Big Northern Conference road win.
All 11 players got in the game and scored for the Rockets (11-11, 2-3 BNC), who led 16-6 after the first quarter and 27-15 at halftime, then outscoring the Vikings 15-1 in the third period.
Claire Bickett had 12 points, and Mallory Pinske scored 10 to lead Rock Falls. Brooke Howard added seven, and Jacee Sigel and Katie Thatcher finished with five points apiece in the balanced effort.
Abigael Haacker had nine points, and Abby Guthrie added eight for the Vikings.
Polo 56, Milledgeville 29: The Marcos led 15-5 after one quarter and 29-16 by halftime, then outscored the Missiles 23-4 in the third quarter of an NUIC South game in Milledgeville.
Kadence Sheaffer had 13 points to pace Polo, while Nicole Boelens added 12 and Lindee Poper finished with 10. Natalie Nelson had seven points, and Courtney Grobe chipped in five.
Olivia Schurman led Milledgeville with 13 points, and Adriana Miller added nine.
Fulton 32, Forreston 28: Kira Wilson hit a late 3-pointer to put the Steamers up for good in an NUIC South road win over the Cardinals.
Kylie Smither led Fulton with eight points and eight rebounds, Resse Germann scored six, and Miraya Pessman went 6-for-8 from the free-throw line. Wilson finished with five points for the Steamers, who trailed 7-4 after the opening quarter, but took a 13-12 lead into halftime, then extended it to 20-18 through three quarters.
Brooke Boettner had 14 points, nine rebounds, five steals, two assists and two blocks for Forreston. Keeli Larson added two points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks, Letrese Buisker finished with two points and eight rebounds, and Nevaeh Houston chipped in three points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Jenna Greenfield finished with two points, three rebounds and four steals for the Cardinals.
West Carroll 55, Warren 27: The Thunder jumped out to a 16-0 lead and never looked back in an NUIC West win in Savanna.
Kyle Hill had 20 points, eight steals and four rebounds for West Carroll (11-10, 2-1), which led 28-16 at halftime and 41-23 through three quarters. Tori Moshure finished with 15 points, eight assists, six rebounds and four steals, Kendal Asay added eight points, five rebounds and two assists, and Cora Collins chipped in six points and five blocks. Caitlyn Stingley finished with four points and three steals for the Thunder.
Adalynn Bohnsack and Martin scored eight points each for Warren.
Dixon 2,633, Rockford Lutheran 2,415: The Dukes closed their regular season with a dual win at Plum Hollow, in preparation for Saturday’s sectional.
Cody Geil led the way with a 503 series, while Oliver Haverland had a 462, Ben Zimmerman added a 426, David Larid rolled a 423, and Ethan Tate had a 420. Clark Bonnewell’s 399 series included Dixon’s high game of 179.
Dylan Lopez closed his 514 series with a 234 game for the Crusaders, and Jay Starnes added a 512 series.
Orion 54, Morrison 23: The Mustangs dropped a Three Rivers dual in Orion, despite winning three of the four contested bouts.
Karder White (126) and Camden Pruis (132) won with first-period pins, and Kayden White (182) added a 17-1 technical fall for Morrison, which gave up eight forfeits and received only one from the Chargers.
Dixon to induct hall of fame classes: Dixon High School will conduct its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Saturday afternoon, and honor the classes of 2021 and 2022 before the varsity girls basketball game that evening.
The induction ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at Wiltz Auditorium at DHS, and it is open to the public. Inductees and their families are invited to a luncheon prior to the event at 11:30 a.m. in the DHS cafeteria. All inductees will be recognized around 6:30 p.m. at Lancaster Gym, between the JV and varsity girls basketball games against Oregon.
Since the 2021 event was postponed due to COVID-19, groups from both this year and last year will be honored together. Eleven individuals and three teams are being inducted Saturday.
Athletes: August “Gus” Bondi, class of 1926 (football, basketball); Chuck Brainerd, class of 1959 (football, basketball, track & field); Frank Edwards, class of 1901 (track & field); Albert Hoeman, class of 1940 (track & field, football); Dave Keeley, class of 1962 (basketball, tennis); Phil Keeley, class of 1960 (basketball, tennis); Amanda Kent, class of 2012 (tennis); and Sarah Schulze, class of 2006 (volleyball, basketball).
Teams: 1958-59 boys basketball, 1970 football, 1983-84 volleyball
Coaches: Roy Bridgeman, Ron Semetis, Chuck Vail