Prep girls’ basketball
Sherrard 51, Morrison 36: Carley Whitsell scored 22 points to help lead Sherrard to the home win. The Tigers held Morrison to just nine points in the second half after leading just 30-27 at halftime. Sydney Adamson (13 points) was also in double figures for Sherrard.
Morrison’s Peyton Tegeler scored a game-high 29 points.
Rockridge 53, Orion 37: Rockridge’s Kierney McDonald (15 points) and Mattie Henry (14 points) helped lead the Rockets to the home victory. Orion’s Danielle Taets led Orion with 16 points, all in the first three quarters.
Camanche 41, Riverdale 36: The scoring was even throughout, though Camanche’s 16-9 advantage in the third quarter made the difference in Riverdale’s road loss. Molly Sharp, Shae Hanrahan, and Brooke Smeltzly all scored seven points for Riverdale (14-6), which led Camanche (6-7) 17-15 at halftime.
Ridgewood 55, ROWVA 33: Ridgewood’s Brecken Adamson scored a game-high 22 points—20 through three quarters—in the Spartans’ road win. Lauren Curry (10 points) was also in double figures for Ridgewood, which led just 23-20 at halftime before holding ROWVA to 13 points after the break. Erin Holden led ROWVA with 11 points.
Mercer County 35, United 27: MerCo’s Lillian Hucke led the Golden Eagles with 10 points, including two triples in a 15-11 third-quarter for her team, which led 13-6 at halftime. Carly Thompson hit all three of her team’s triples in the third quarter, leading United with 11 points in the home loss.
West Central 54, Galva 44: Joni Lafary scored a game-high 26 points for West Central, which led 12-2 after the first quarter. Darrah Schilling led Galva with 21 points.
Prep girls’ bowling
Geneseo 2603, Moline 2592: Geneseo’s Emily Pobanz led the team with a 624 series as well as the high game of 241 in the dual win by just 11 pins. The Leafs had an 899-872 edge in the third and final game. Regyn Buffington led Moline with a 537 series.
College men’s basketball
Monmouth’s Carius honored after setting record: Monmouth College junior Will Carius, a decorated Pleasant Valley grad and son of Brant Carius, was named the Midwest Conference’s men’s Performer of the Week after breaking the Fighting Scots’ single-game scoring basketball record.
The forward scored a record 62 points in a win over Grinnell last Wednesday, hitting 24-of-26 shots and grabbing 18 rebounds. His only misses were a pair of 3-point attempts as the shot clock expired. He followed that with 28 points, seven boards and four blocks in a 60-58 loss at Lawrence on Saturday.
College women’s basketball
Augie’s Jones earns honor: Augustana junior Alexis Jones was named CCIW Player of the Week following her performance in two Augie wins last week. In last Wednesday’s win over Elmhurst, Jones was 10-for-10 from the field with 26 points, two shy of her career high. In a victory over North Park on Saturday, she had a game-high 13 rebounds with nine points, three assists, and two steals.