The Dixon girls basketball team grabbed an early lead and never looked back Thursday night at Lancaster Gym, defeating North Boone 52-15 in a Big Northern Conference makeup game.
The Duchesses (21-4, 4-2 BNC) allowed five points in the first quarter, two in the second, and four each in the third and fourth periods. They led 13-5 after one, 23-7 at halftime, and 41-11 through three.
Harvest Day had 13 points, and Ella Govig scored 10 for Dixon. Sam Tourtillott added seven, and Hannah Steinmeyer chipped in six, as nine different Duchesses scored.
Kaylee Witte’s five points led the Vikings, and Abigael Haacker finished with four.
United Township 60, Sterling 26: The Golden Warriors fell behind 14-2 after the opening quarter, then were outscored 17-3 in the third period in a Western Big 6 road loss.
Maggie Rowzee led a balanced attack with six points for Sterling (1-15, 0-9 WB6), while Lilli Manon, Kaydence Weeks and Olivia Melcher scored four points apiece, and Kirra Gibson and Natalie Eddinger each added three. Delali Amankwa added two points for the Warriors.
Lorena Awou poured in 24 points to pace the Panthers, and Kaylie Pena hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.
St. Bede 56, Newman 24: The Comets trailed just 16-10 at halftime, but were outscored 23-6 in the third quarter and 17-8 in the fourth in a Three Rivers East loss to the visiting Bruins.
Jess Johns had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Newman (1-17, 0-6), and Ady Waldschmidt pulled down nine rebounds.
Lia Bosnich led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds, and Ella Hermes had 18 points and four steals for St. Bede (8-12, 4-2).
Polo 37, Forreston 33: The Cardinals claimed a 29-25 lead after three quarters, but the Marcos battled back with a 12-4 run to close out the win.
Carter Merdian paced Polo with 11 points, while Tyler Merdian added eight points.
Tommy Appel led Forreston with 13 points and three 3-pointers.
Fulton 83, AFC 18: The Steamers scored 45 points in the first half and cruised to a lopsided win over the Raiders, improving their season record to 19-1.
Baylen Damhoff paced Fulton with 28 points, while Ethan Price scored 12 and Jacob Jones added 10.
Eastland 55, Milledgeville 45: The Cougars built a 27-19 halftime lead and hung on for a win over the Missiles.
Kellen Henze paced Eastland with 18 points, while Carson Heckman and Andy Anderson added nine points each.
Bryce Aude’s 12 points led Milledgeville, while Connor Nye scored 10 and Kieren Harris added eight, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Faith Christian 60, Rockford Fire 55: The Falcons pulled out a tight NICC victory.
Levi Schuler led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and two steals for Faith Christian, and Evan Fassler finished with 15 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Collin Kibble added eight points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals, and Isaiah Schuler chipped in eight points and four rebounds.
Nathan Hodson scored four points, Brendan Peterson netted three points, pulled down six rebounds and blocked two shots, and Caleb Rydzinski h
Sterling 61, Alleman 18: The Golden Warriors won 11 out of 14 matches to top the Pioneers.
At 113 pounds, Zyon Westbrook defeated Jakob Sharrard by a 20-5 technical fall. At 120, Landon Kenney pinned Tony Garcia in 1:19. At 132, William Howard pinned Landon May in 19 seconds. At 152, Isaiah Mendoza defeated Mark Schott 17-2 by technical fall. At 182, Chase Ullrich defeated Andrew Torres 5-1 by decision. At 195, Javier Luna pinned Peyton Pirog in 3:34. At 220, Diego Leal pinned Joey Mage in 1:24.
Moline 63, Sterling 12: The Golden Warriors won two matches in a loss to the Maroons.
Earning wins for Sterling were Diego Leal at 220, who pinned Bentnet Gorgal in 1:34, and Alejandro Arellano at 285, who pinned Cael Terronez in 22 seconds.
Dixon 67, Genoa-Kingston 3: The Dukes remained undefeated in Big Northern Conference duals with a win on the road.
Ayden Rowley (106 pounds), Lucas Sheridan (152), Mitchell White (3:35), Justin Dallas (1:52) and Ethan Mick (2:36) all won by pin for Dixon, while Steven Kitzman (170) won a 10-0 major decision, Cade Hey (145) won 5-4, and Owen Brooks (160) won 5-1.The Dukes also received four forfeits.
Dixon 51, Richmond-Burton 21: The Dukes pulled away in the upper weights, winning five contested matches and picking up a pair of forfeits after the dual was tied 12-12 through five bouts.
Ayden Rowley (106 pounds), Austin Hey (138), Steven Kitzman (170), Brody Potter (182) and Ethan Mick (285) all won by pin, and Cade Hey added a 6-0 decision at 145.
Rock Falls 37, Morrison 36: The Rockets picked up two match wins and won a slew of forfeits to edge the Mustangs.
Rock Falls got wins from Payhton Smith, who pinned Donny Reavy in 5:51 at 145; and Kelly Hicks, who pinned Cameron McDonnell in 2:47 at 195.
Earning wins for Morrison were Camden Pruis at 132, who pinned Korbin Oligney in 49 seconds; Zachary Milder at 138, who pinned Alan Furman in 3:39; Logan Baker at 152, who pinned Elissa Russell in 22 seconds; and Nathan Schaefer at 220, who pinned Josh Woodard in 2:34.
Erie-Prophetstown 60, Rock Falls 18: The Panthers lost three of their first six matches, but finished with five straight wins to top the Rockets.
Earning wins for Rock Falls were Aaron Meenen at 113, who defeated Wyatt Goossens 11-4 by decision; Korbin Oligney at 132, who defeated Aiden Jepson 5-3 by decision; Payhton Smith at 138, who won by pin over Trevor Dennison in 1:38; and Ryan McCord at 160, who pinned Ethan Adams in 27 seconds.
Erie-Prophetstown won five contested matches. At 145, Jase Grunder pinned Alan Furman in 3:08; at 152, Braylon Swerferger pinned Elissa Russell in 5:02; at 195, and Andrew Bomleny pinned Kelly Hicks in 5:01; at 220, Bryce Folsom pinned Josh Woodard in 2:56; and at 285, Elijah Friedrichsen pinned Jacob Hosler in 51 seconds.
Erie-Prophetstown 54, Morrison 30: The Mustangs won six matches but forfeited seven in the loss to the Panthers.
Wins for Morrison were earned by Camden Pruis at 126, who pinned Parker Rangel in 3:41; Zachary Milder at 132, who pinned Aiden Jepson in 4:57; Donny Reavy at 138, who pinned Alex Bomleny in 3:04; Kayden White at 182, who pinned Luke Otten in 1:00; and at 220, Nate Schaefer pinned Bryce Folsom in 4:19.
Erie-Prophetstown got wins from Jase Grunder at 145, who pinned Logan Baker in 3:17; and Andrew Bomleny at 195, who pinned Cameron McDonnell in 1:59.
Oregon 51, North Boone: 17: The Hawks won eight straight matches to close out a dual-meet win at the Blackhawk Center.
At 132 pounds, Lane Halverson pinned Dominic Mercadante in 1:25, while at 145, Anthony Bauer pinned Maysen Smith in 2:39. At 182, Gabe Eckerd secured the victory by pin over Garrett Lewis in 2:41.
In the 195-pound bout, Andrew Young defeated Sebastian Sandoval 7-3. At 220, Seth Rote pinned Jimmy Ellsworth in 2:28. At 285, Evan Flaharty pinned Ethan Delgado in 3:40.
Polo 72, Amboy 6: The Marcos won six contested matches and received seven forfeits to win 13 out of 14 matches to defeat the Clippers.
At 120, Polo’s Gage Lagee pinned Levi Neer in 4:58; at 152, Nicholas Cain pinned Dan Beran in 1:20; and at 160, Braydon Altherr pinned Lucas Blanton in 4:56.
In the 195-pound bout, Hayden Maddux earned victory by pin over Caleb Shugars in 13 seconds. At 220, Blake Diehl pinned Kole Beckham in 16 seconds. At 220, Wayde Reimer pinned Kole Beckham in 17 seconds.
Dylan Daniels (145) got the only Amboy win by forfeit.
Polo 45, Fulton 30: The Marcos won three matches and took advantage of a five Steamer forfeits to earn the victory.
Polo got wins from Wyatt Doty at 126 by pin over Broden Venhuizen in 2:41; at 132 from Lucas Nelson 14-10 over Skylier Crooks; and at 152 from Nicholas Cain, who pinned Conner Sheridan in 1:39.
The Steamers won three matches. At 138, Ben Fosdick pinned Clay Davis in 1:49; at 170, Zane Pannell pinned Devin Rucker in 2:43; and at 220, Xander Walling pinned Blake Diehl in 49 seconds.
Fulton 30, Amboy 15: The Steamers won three of the four contested bouts to top the Clippers.
Ben Fosdick (145 pounds) pinned Dylan Daniels in 1:06, Conner Sheridan (152) pinned Dan Bevan in 1:08, and Xander Walling (220) pinned Kole Beckham in 1:08 for Fulton.
Amboy’s Levi Near defeated Broden VenHuizen 13-6 at 126 pounds.
United Township 2,874, Sterling 2,577: The Golden Warriors got a 544 series from Hannah Conderman, but came up short against the Panthers in Moline.
Emily Doss bowled a 457 series, Katelynn Garcia bowled a 431, and Madison Schmitt finished with a 392. Kailynn Wickham (388) and Brendy Gatica (365) rounded out the Sterling lineup.
Regina Harmening paced United Township with a 592 series, while Kenzi Fulton rolled a 492, and Kloey Miner rolled a 490.
Sterling 102, Moline 74: The Water Warriors swept the relay events to earn a Western Big 6 Conference win over the Maroons.
Reiley Austin, Braeden Ruiz, Skylar Drolema and Michael Garland placed first in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:43.55; Mason Adams, Austin, Garland and Drolema placed first in the 200 freestyle relay with a time of 1:32.05; and Luke Clark, Peter Garland, Adams and Ruiz earned the 400 freestyle relay win with a time of 3:40.38.
Austin, Garland and Drolema picked up individual wins as well. Austin placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.77 seconds, Drolema placed first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 55.25 seconds, and Garland placed first in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:03.36.