Boys roundup: Dukes rally, sting Barbs in DeKalb
The Dixon Dukes rallied from down nine points with 2 minutes left to sting the Barbs 52-50 in a nonconference game Monday in DeKalb.
Led by Hayden Ikens' 15 points and Cal Jarrett's double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds), the Dukes (3-13) got aggressive to pull out their third road victory of the season.
"We played some very good down-nine-with-2-minutes-left basketball," Dixon coach Jason Mead said. "We attacked the basket and got to the line."
Andre Harris led DeKalb (4-12) with 20 points. Ikens hit four 3s, and Jarrett added three, as the Dukes connected 11 times from beyond the arc.
Riverdale 78, Prophetstown 44: The Prophets fell behind 31-4 after one quarter in a Three Rivers loss at home.
Ethan Howard scored 19 points, and Carter Ames added 13 for Prophetstown (9-8, 3-2). Jared Richmond poured in 25 points for the Rams (9-9, 4-2).
Kewanee 80, Fulton 51: Behind 18 points scored by freshman Donovan Oliver, the Three Rivers-leading Boilermakers won convincingly at home.
Matt Gustafson added 16 points for Kewanee (13-2, 6-0). TJ Huizenga led Fulton (3-16, 0-5) with 11 points, and Nick Fish chipped in 10.
Polo 66, AFC 58: The Marcos took a 39-28 halftime lead then hung on for an NUIC East victory in Ashton.
AJ Dollmeyer led Polo (9-5, 2-2) with 19 points, and Troy Mairs paced the Raiders (5-7, 1-3) with 17. The Cavanaugh brothers, Brian and Brad, added 14 and 13 points for Polo, respectively.
Eastland 69, West Carroll 51: The Cougars led 45-18 at halftime in a lopsided NUIC West win in Lanark.
Austin Hansen scored 22 points, Ty Hartman had 19 and Dalton Shaner added 12 for Eastland (12-3, 3-0).
Tommy Losch led the Thunder (6-12, 1-2) with 15 points, Trevor Jones chipped in 10 points and seven rebounds, and Nick Hughes had five points and six assists.
Cornerstone 64, Faith 48: The Falcons were within two points with 2:30 to play before Cornerstone used a late flurry of steals and runouts to win an NICC game in Sycamore.
Adam Dettman had 18 points, six rebounds, four blocks, three assists and three steals for Faith (9-5, 2-3), while Isaac Weber added a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks. Blake Hudson chipped in 12 points for the Falcons, who were outscored 22-7 in the first quarter and 24-12 in the fourth.
Thomas Johnson hit seven 3-pointers and finished with 28 points for unbeaten Cornerstone, and Michael Jorgensen chipped in 27 points.
Oregon earns sweep at home: The Hawks defeated Newman 38-31 and Mendota 54-12 in a triangular at the Blackhawk Center.
Travis Burke recorded a technical fall at 220 pounds against Newman, while Ashton Rutherford won by decision at 145. Brandon Sklavanitis won the only contested match against Mendota, winning by pin at 170.
Newman's Brandon Ahlgrim won by pin at 132 pounds against Oregon, while Stephen Adamecz won a major decision at 138 and Bryce Ivey won a decision at 152.
The Comets beat Mendota 42-3. Ahlgrim (132) and Hunter Webb (106) won by pin as there were just three contested matches.
Polo 48, Fulton 30: The Marcos won four of the five contested matches by pin, and the Steamers' Steven Balk also won by pin at 285 pounds in a dual at Fulton.
Jesse Ditzler (126), Ethan Cain (145), Zach Hagemann (170) and Jeff Kimpel (182) all recorded falls for Polo.
Sterling sweeps Morrison triangular: The Golden Warriors nearly doubled up both of their competitors with 133 points to the hosting Mustangs' 79 and Rockford Christian's 78.
Junior Keaton Dir and senior Keanu Interone both at least had a hand in four event victories. They both swam on the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.74) and the 400 freestyle relay (3:37.32). Dir won the 200 individual medley (2:08.97) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.75). Interone took the 500 free – Dir's specialty – in 5:23.55, and the 100 butterfly in 56.47.
Caleb Scanlan helped Morrison edge Christian by winning the 50 free (24.65) and the 100 free (54.73).
Austin Hansen, Eastland basketball, 22 points
Ethan Howard, Prophetstown basketball, 19 points
Cal Jarrett, Dixon hoops, 14 points, 12 rebounds
Isaac Weber, Faith basketball, 12 points, 10 rebounds, 7 blocks
Brandon Ahlgrim, Newman wrestling, 2 pin wins in triangular
Keaton Dir and Keanu Interone, Sterling swimming, had a hand in 4 event wins