College women's basketball Monmouth 75, Augustana 66: Mark Beinborn's head-coaching debut didn't turn out as well as he would have hoped, as the Vikings suffered the nonconference road setback. United Township grad Melissa (Jones) Bittner spoiled the opener as Monmouth's coach. Reserves Maddie Kerr (14 points) and Marissa Pezzopane (13) led the Vikings along with starter Jessica Baids' 13 points. Kayla Boers' 10 rebounds led Augie to a 44-30 edge on the boards and Molly Etheridge dished out eight assists. Four of Monmouth's starters went for double-digit scoring, led by Kaley Corban's 23 points.
Loras JV 58, Black Hawk 49: Moline's Sanela Causevic and Riverdale's Lauren Ickes each scored nine points for the Lady Braves.
College men's basketball Central (Iowa) 96, Monmouth 82: Riverdale product Wes DeClercq hit a 3-pointer with 3:24 remaining to trim the deficit to 86-79, but the Fighting Scots clawed no closer. Kenny Foster's 25 points led all scorers for Monmouth (0-1). DeClercq finished with eight points in his college debut.
Prep girls' basketball Alleman 60, Metamora 39: Anne Bohnert's 13 points paced a trio of Pioneers into double figures, and Alleman (2-0) remained unbeaten in the season-starting Galesburg Tournament. Erin Morrisey (11) and Maddie McGuire (10) also hit double digits in the wire-to-wire win over Metamora (1-1).
Galesburg 64, East Peoria 46: Jessica Lieber's game-high 24 points kept the Silver Streaks (2-0) unbeaten in their own tourney. Sharron Diggins added 11 points against East Peoria (0-2).
Prophetstown 43, Rockford Christian 33: Riley Walters scored a game-high 19 points, and Prophetstown also used some good early-season foul-shooting (12-for-16) to knock off the Oregon Tournament's three-time defending champs. The Lady Prophets (2-0) play the event host Saturday in the semifinals.
Sherrard 49, Sterling Newman 42: Annie Winston (15 points) and Erin Barton (14 points) teamed up to provide the scoring for the Tigers (3-0) at the Sauk Valley Shootout. Newman slipped to 2-1.
Monmouth United 63, Galva 59 (OT): Cassandra Ellison's 19 points led to United's extra-session win. Alex Strom's game-high 35 points were not enough for Galva.
Today is Monday, March 10, the 69th day of 2014. There are 296 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: Numerous counterfeiters are around, taking advantage of the influx of currency to pass their worthless trash. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.J. Reimers, secretary and treasurer of the Rock Island Lumber and Manufacturing Co., on behalf of that firm, contributed $500 toward construction of a new Methodist church. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Samuel Ryerson, county recorder, was re-elected president of the 19th District of Knights of Pythias. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Three condemnation suits have been filed by the city of Rock Island to acquire property needed for an approach to the Rock Island-Davenport bridge, which has been under construction since March 6. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Plans for an eight-story Sheraton Inn in downtown Rock Island were announced today at a luncheon meeting at the Gay Nineties sponsored by the Rock Island Chamber of Commerce. Cost of the structure is estimated at $2.5 million. 1989 -- 25 years ago: Representatives of the Hardee's Golf Classic and tournament sponsor Hardee's Food Systems may meet next week with PGA Tour Commissioner Deane Beman to discuss a possible change in the tournament dates.