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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order. 1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation. 1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.