Bay rolls way to state
Dixon freshman takes third
Dixon's Katlyn Bay rolled a 1,292 six-game series to place third overall at the Freeport Sectional on Saturday, and earn a trip to the girls state bowling tournament.
Bay had games of 178, 222 and 265 in the first round. She followed that with games of 179, 224 and 224 again in the second round to advance to the state tourney, beginning Friday at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
Five other locals failed to advance. Dixon's Emily Quaco rolled an 1,199. Sterling's sectional-qualfying tandem of Destinee Howard and Magan Tintori had scores of 1,158 and 1,057, respectively.
Oregon's twin freshmen Abigail and Alyson Scheidecker put up scores of 1,111 and 1,069.
Dixon 48, Streator 33: Cal Jarrett poured in 23 points to lead the Dukes to a Northern Illinois Big 12 West road win.
Kyle LeBlanc added 10 points for Dixon (19-4, 7-1), which trailed 16-8 after one quarter. The Dukes outscored Streator (7-15, 1-7) 40-17 the rest of the way.
Kewanee 59, Sterling 58: Zach Rehmert scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but the Golden Warriors fell just short against the Boilermakers at Musgrove Fieldhouse.
Sterling (6-13) also got 12 points from Sterling Thornton.
Prophetstown 37, Amboy 31: Chris Bauer scored 12 points, and Ethan Howard had 11 to lead the Prophets (13-13, 8-5) past the Clippers in Three Rivers North play at Amboy.
The Clippers (2-21, 0-12) got 18 points from Damon Quest.
Eastland 57, Springfield Lutheran 54: Dalton Shaner banked in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the ninth-ranked Cougars past No. 10 Springfield Lutheran at the Riverton Shootout.
Shaner poured in 33 points for Eastland (21-3).
Pearl City 65, West Carroll 62: The Thunder got 20 points from Travis Hartman and 19 from Trevor Jones, but fell short at Pearl City.
Jordan Bracero added 16 points for West Carroll (3-17, 0-10 NUIC West), which led 26-16 the half before the Wolves (6-21, 1-10) outscored the Thunder 31-16 in the third quarter.
Cornerstone 56, Faith Christian 44: The Falcons led 36-34 after three quarters before being outscored 22-8 in the fourth period of a consolation game at the ACSI state tournament in Kankakee.
Isaac Schuler scored 19 points and Logan Johnson 13 for Faith (7-13).
Kankakee 74, Sauk Valley 67: The Skyhawks hung with 24-3 Kankakee, but fell short on the road Saturday.
John Murphy scored 21 points to lead Sauk (13-14), which also got 12 points and nine rebounds from Tramel Rideout, and 10 points and 11 assists from Carlos Hendrix.
Kankakee 67, Sauk Valley 50: The Cavaliers drained 11 3-pointers to shoot past the Skyhawks in Kankakee.
Taylor Roach knocked down eight 3s and scored 28 points for the Cavs. Sheldeen Joseph led Sauk (19-5) with 17 points. and Aleena Hammelman added 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Katlyn Bay, Sterling girls bowling, 1,292 six-game series, placed 3rd at sectional to advance to state
Cal Jarrett, Dixon boys basketball, 23 points
Travis Hartman, West Carroll boys basketball, 20 points
Zach Rehmert, Sterling boys basketball, 19 points
Isaac Schuler, Faith boys basketball, 19 points