Polo senior center Lindee Poper blocked a potential game-tying shot by Addison Pertell with 10 seconds left, and Camrynn Jones’ ensuing free throws at the other end helped seal the Marcos’ 40-36 win over the host Clippers on Thursday night in an NUIC South game in Amboy.
The Dixon Dukes got off to a sluggish shooting start Thursday night against the Winnebago Indians, and although they never found a consistent shooting stroke, they did just enough offensively to grind out a 41-35 Big Northern Conference win at Lancaster Gym.
The IHSA Boys Bowling State Meet will be a new experience for Dixon’s Clark Bonnewell and Oregon’s Gavvin Surmo. But the two sophomores, who both qualified for state at Saturday’s sectional in Rockford, have had a lot of new experiences the past few year
The Polo Marcos trailed the Amboy Clippers by two points after the first quarter Wednesday night in Amboy, but after a 12-2 second-quarter run, the game was theirs to lose. After a few defensive stops late in the fourth quarter, Polo won 38-34.
The Newman boys and Rock Falls girls basketball teams won conference games on the road Tuesday night, while the Rock Falls boys lost in Rochelle. The AFC and Eastland girls picked up NUIC South wins, and the Oregon wrestlers topped Stillman Valley.