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Prep boys basketball
Lincoln Trail Conference Tournament: AsaStevenson scored 12 of his game-high 14 points in the second half to lead ROWVA to a 34-24 win over United. The Tigers' defense held The Red Storm in check, allowing only two points in the fourth quarter. United also struggled to get to the free-throw line, attempting only two charity tosses in the game. Red Storm sophomore Gary Wynne scored seven points to lead the team. ROWVA will face host Stark County in the quarterfinal round Monday at 7 p.m.
Annawan's Tony Gripp (29 points) and Grant Baele (24 points) put on an exhibition as they combined to outscore Princeville in the Braves' 75-45 victory. Baele and Gripp combined to shoot .500 from the floor (16-of-32), and .550 from 3-point range (11-of-20) with Gripp shooting 10-for-10 from the free-throw line. Mike Smith led Annawan with seven rebounds and two blocks.Annawan will play at Wethersfield Monday at 7 p.m.
Prep girls' basketball
Moline 57, Rockford Boylan 46: Morgan Gerard's game-high 24 points helped the Maroons to the nonconference win at Wharton Field House, the team's first of the month. Gerard stroked two 3-pointers and hit all four foul shots as Moline improved to 8-17. Jordan de los Reyes added 12 points and Emily Knight scored eight.
Peoria Notre Dame 71, Rock Island 70: Despite having a six-point halftime lead, the Lady Rocks (22-3) lost their third game of the season. Peoria Notre Dame held the Lady Rocks to just six third-quarter points. A late fourth-quarter 3-pointer drew the Lady Rocks within one before eventually falling by that margin. Shavonne Brewer led the Rocks with 14 points and Shamia Clark added 10.
Riverdale 55, Amboy 41: The Rams had four players score in double figures in the Three Rivers Conference victory. Riverdale's Lauren Claus scored a game-high 17 points, and teammates Hannah Nimrick, Jess Corson and Elle May all contributed 11 points to the road win. The Rams led 19-17 at the end of the first quarter, but added eight points to the margin for a 33-23 halftime lead. The big difference came at the free-throw line where Amboy was 1-of-3 and Riverdale was 10-of-15.
Macomb 44, Rockridge 32: The Rockets had a balanced attack with nine girls scoring, but it wasn't enough in the West Central Conference setback. Rockridge's defense was unable to stop Macomb's Yanni Saddler who scored 21 points. Destiny Grawe led the Rockets with nine points.
Sherrard 43, Monmouth-Roseville 25: The Tigers' intangibles proved to be the difference against the Titans in the West Central Conference victory. Sherrard's ability to get to the free-throw line proved huge as they were 18-of-29 from the charity stripe. The Tigers' defense forced 21 turnovers, and grabbed 30 rebounds with 12 coming on the offensive glass. Carly Adams and Riley Strandgard each scored a team-high 12 points.
Prophetstown 46, Kewanee 29:The Prophets came out of the locker room inspired, running out to a 26-11 halftime lead. Corrie (12 points) and Cassie Reiley (11 points) combined to almost outscore the Kewanee team by themselves. Prophetstown made four 3-pointers -- three from Cassie and Corrie the other.
Illini West 47, Orion 43: The second half doomed the Chargers as they were outscored 34-22 during their West Central Conference North Division loss in Carthage. Cassidy Clark led Orion (18-8, 5-3) with 14 points -- all of them coming in the second half. Katie Garrity and Katie Conway each added eight points in the loss.
Erie 50, Sterling Newman 38: Erie used a 31-point second half to erase a 25-19 halftime deficit. Courtney Cobert led the Cardinals with 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists and her sister Rachel had 11 points. Paige Rus added nine points and seven rebounds.
Orion sixth at Litchfield: Jacob DeVolder (126 pounds), Mike Dierikx (132) and Joe DeVolder (145) each finished second for Orion at the Litchfield Invitational. The Chargers' other placewinners were Payton Loete (5th, 160), Noah Bridgewater (6th, 182) and Marcus Crawford (4th, 285). As a team, Orion (117.5 points) was sixth in the 18-team meet. Wethersfield's Carter Pillen took fifth at 120 pounds.
United Township 106, Peoria High 49: The Panthers won 11 of 12 events in a dominating performance. UT's Daniel DeVilder was a double winner in off events for him, splashing to season bests in the 100 yard breaststroke (1:06.60) and 100 butterfly (1:01.14).Other UT winners were: James Lake, 200 freestyle (2:08.19); Austen Willhite, 200 IM (2:20.11); Eric Solis, 50 free (24.34); Zach Ogden, 500 free (5:45.91);Coleman Briggs, 100 back (1:04.89); and Jordan Witherspoon, diving (173 points). The Panthers also won all three relays.
Prep girls bowling
Dixon Invitational: Moline's Jessica Howell earned the six-game high series honor with her 1320 as Moline (5379) earned a solid fourth-place finish in the tough 24-team field. Harlem (5606) won the invite with United Township landing 10th (5190) and Rock Island 15th (4891). United Township's Kayla Crawford, who had the single-game high with a 278, finished sixth overall with a six-game total of 1199. Rock Island's Jordan Sholl rolled a team-high 1114.