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 Friday, March 7, the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. 1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat came up to her dock yesterday and was punching away at the ice, which is crowded up against the Iowa shore. 1889 -- 125 years ago: J.C. Bromley, of Rock Island, has received a patent on a steam activated valve. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Major. C.W. Hawes, head clerk of the Modern Woodmen of America, was honored by department chiefs on his 73rd birthday 1939 -- 75 years ago: Mayor Robert Galbraith declared that 75 percent of the people here have talked to "favor construction of Rock Island's new city hall in Spencer Square." 1964 -- 50 years ago: C.H. Langman & Sons, Rock Island, has been awarded the general contract for partial rehabilitation and modernization of the main building at the East Moline State Hospital. The Langman firm bid $424,839. 1989 -- 25 years ago: The cost of living in the Quad-Cities is 6.8 percent less than the average of 260 metropolitan areas.