Freeport Aquin jumped out to a sixteen to twelve first quarter lead and cruised to the easy 60-30 win in Milledgeville on Tuesday evening. The Lady Bulldogs extended their lead to eighteen points at the half, taking a twenty to six advantage. The lead grew to twenty six points at the end of the third quarter and Aquin rolled to the easy win. Erin Brunner led the Lady Bulldogs dropping in twenty two points with Sophie Brunner adding eighteen. Stephanie Workman led the Lady Missiles with thirteen points.
3 Point Field Goals: Freeport Aquin 2 (Hauser 1, Zhang 1)
Milledgeville: 1 (B. Gelwicks)
Fouled Out: Milledgeville: 2 (Herin, Whitmarsh)
Eastland Cruises Past Winnebago
The Eastland Lady Cougars took an eleven to seven first quarter lead and rolled to the easy 53-35 victory over Winnebago on Wednesday night at EHS. Eastland extended their lead to twenty seven to thirteen at the half and thirty six to twenty three after three quarters. The Lady Cougars then outscored Winnebago seventeen to twelve in the final period to make the final margin of victory. Annabelle Borota led the Lady Cougars with twelve points with teammate Courtney Blair adding nine and Taylor Ruter contributing eight points.
3 Point Field Goals: Eastland: 3 (Borota 2, Kniss 1)
Fouled Out: None
F/S Score: Eastland 40 Winnebago 14
Le-Win Edges Lady Thunder
The West Carroll Lady Thunder started strong but a slow second half allowed the Le-Win Lady Panthers to come from behind and take the 45-39 win in Savanna on Wednesday evening. West Carroll jumped out to the eleven to seven lead after the first quarter and took a twenty one to twenty lead into the locker room at the halftime intermission. Le-Win came out on fire in the third quarter outscoring West Carroll eighteen to seven to take a ten point lead into the final quarter. The Lady Thunder battled back to take the fourth quarter by four points but just couldn’t quite complete the comeback. Le-Win’s Laryn Shumaker led all scorers in the contest with eighteen points. Katy Cook led West Carroll on the scoreboard, dropping in thirteen points with Sophi Morhardt adding a dozen. Lady Thunder head coach Travis Findlay commented on his team’s performance saying, “This is the best we’ve played in over a month. We cut down on our turnovers and played smart. Le-Win is a good basketball team, they made some adjustments in the second half and we just couldn’t meet them shot for shot. I was really proud of our girls tonight.”
The Lady Cardinal’s Emily Korf looks for an open teammate against a Milledgeville defender Friday night in Forreston. Emily scored twelve points in the Lady Cardinal win. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Forreston used big first, third and fourth quarter advantages to roll over the Milledgeville Lady Missiles on Friday evening in Forreston. The Lady Cardinals jumped out to a fourteen to six lead after one quarter. The two teams played fairly even in the second period with Forreston going into the locker room with a twenty to ten lead. The Lady Cardinals opened the game up in the second half, taking fifteen to ten and ten to one scoring leads in the third and fourth quarters to pull away for the victory. Holly Kortemeier led the Forreston scoring attack with fifteen points and teammate Emily Korf added a dozen. Stephanie Workman led the Lady Missiles with twelve points.
Forreston’s Maggie Curry battles for a rebound on Friday night in Forreston. The Lady Cardinals defeated the Milledgeville Lady Missiles 45-18. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
Eastland Cruises Past Lady Thunder
Eastland jumped out to a quick fifteen to five lead and never looked back as they cruised to the 67-23 win over West Carroll on Friday night in Lanark. Eastland’s defense never allowed the West Carroll squad to put double digit scoring on the board in any of the four quarters as they took a thirty three to fourteen lead in at the half. They extended that lead to fifty three to nineteen going into the final quarter and outscored West Carroll fourteen to four in the fourth. Logan Feltmeyer, Courtney Blair and Kayla Barnes all scored twelve points for the victorious Lady Cougars. Tygan Cole led the Lady Thunder, scoring nine points.
West Carroll: Cole 4 0-0 9; Cook 2 0-1 6; Francke 1 0-0 2; Morhardt 1 0-0 2; Lucas 1 1-2 3; Vos 0 1-2 1
3 Point Field Goals: West Carroll: 3 (Cook 2, Cole 1)
Eastland: 3 (Kniss 2, Ruter 1)
Fouled Out: Eastland: 1 (Olson)
F/S Score: Eastland 55 West Carroll 13
Girls Basketball Scores
Dakota 77 South Beloit 17
Orangeville 40 Durand 31
Warren 51 East Dubuque 37
Platteville 59 Galena 35
Freeport 65 Rockford East 39
Sterling 36 Geneseo 34
River Ridge 71 East Dubuque 29
Forreston 75 Polo 32
Pecatonica 59 South Beloit 13
Dubuque Wahlert Rolls Over Thunder
The West Carroll Thunder played a good first half against Dubuque Wahlert on Tuesday night in Mt. Carroll. The second half was a totally different story as Wahlert took control and rolled to the 85-47 win. The contest was tied at thirteen after one period and the Thunder led by a point at thirty to twenty nine at the half. Dubuque jumped out to a big third quarter advantage, taking a fifty seven to thirty five lead into the final quarter. The going didn’t get any easier for West Carroll as they were outscored twenty eight to twelve in the final quarter. Thunder head coach Josh Knuth said, “We played well in the first half and were up one point at the break. Then, the wheels fell off. They picked up their energy and we came out flat. They shots the lights out in the second half and we were just plain bad. Hopefully, we can learn from our mistakes and improve on them so we can become a better team down the stretch.” Tyler Brashaw led the Thunder with fourteen points and teammate Brady Edwards added a dozen.
Dubuque Wahlert: Burks 2 0-0 4; Ernst 1 0-0 2; Francis 3 1-6 7; Heideich 1 0-0 2; Kann 2 0-0 4; Koenig 2 0-3 4; May 4 0-0 8; McCarron 5 1-3 12; Moore 5 0-0 14; Schueller 6 3-5 16; Sisler 4 1-2 9; Williams 1 0-0 3
3 Point Field Goals: Dubuque Wahlert: 7 (Moore 4, McCarron 1, Schueller 1, Williams 1)
West Carroll: 5 (Brashaw 3, LaShelle 2)
Fouled Out: None
Indians Edge Milledgeville
One quarter, the third, made the difference in the game between Pecatonica and Milledgeville on Thursday evening in Pecatonica. Leading thirteen to eleven after one quarter and twenty five to twenty three at the half, Milledgeville was outscored twenty one to six in the third to fall behind by thirteen as Pec pulled out the 63-54 win. The Missiles battled back in the final frame to outscore the Indians by four points but the deficit was too much to overcome. Free throw proved to be a factor as the Missiles were only able to convert eight of nineteen from the charity stripe while the Indians were seventeen of twenty six from the line. Milledgeville’s Keegan Neubauer led the Missile’s in scoring with twenty three points and Brady Kness added ten.
3 Point Field Goals: Milledgeville: 4 (Kness 2, Feltenz 1, Wagenknecht 1)
Pecatonica: 4 (Karvelis 3, Jennings 1)
Fouled Out: None
West Carroll Tops East Dubuque
The Thunder traveled to East Dubuque on Thursday night and came home with the 50-41 victory. West Carroll jumped out to a twelve to six first quarter lead and led twenty two to fifteen at the halftime intermission. An even third quarter kept the lead at seven points going into the final period and the Thunder took a two point fourth quarter advantage to make the final margin of victory. Thunder head coach Josh Knuth said, “We played solid team basketball on a night where a couple key guys were in foul trouble others stepped up which was nice to see. We have to limit turnovers and continue to improve on defense in order to get where we want to be.” Tyler Brashaw led the Thunder with fourteen points and teammate Tim Brehm added ten points.
3 Point Field Goals: West Carroll: 5 (Brashaw 2, Coleman 1, LaShelle 1, Naples 1)
East Dubuque: 1 (Schneider)
Fouled Out: East Dubuque: 1 (Schneider)
Cougars Make Easy Work Of Bulldogs
Freeport Aquin traveled to Lanark on Saturday night and a bad second half by the Bulldogs sent them home on the losing end of the 60-41 score. The first half both teams stayed close with Eastland holding an eight to three first quarter lead and the Cougars up by a single point at twenty two to twenty one going into the second half. The Cougars scoring attack came alive in the second half and their defense shut down Aquin holding them to nineteen second half points while putting up thirty nine points themselves. Free throws also contributed to the victory as Eastland hit on nineteen of twenty eight shots from the charity stripe while Aquin converted eleven of twenty. Collin Macomber led the Cougar scoring attack, dropping in seventeen points with Mack Byers adding nine points.
3 Point Field Goals: Freeport Aquin: 7 (Brannick 2, Diemer 2, Martin 1, Pontius 1, Schmelzle 1)
Eastland: 2 (Dunlap 2)
Fouled Out: None
F/S Score: Eastland 58 Freeport Aquin 46
Manny’s West Carroll Shootout Recap
Fulton Unity’s Callie Willoughby drives around West Carroll’s Alisha Handel during Saturday morning action at the Manny’s West Carroll Shootout. Callie scored ten points in the Fulton Unity 56-41 win. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
A host of good games highlighted the fourth annual Manny’s West Carroll Shootout on Saturday in Mt. Carroll. The day began at ten a.m. with the Fulton Unity girls team taking on the West Carroll Lady Thunder. Fulton Unity jumped out to the early sixteen to ten first quarter lead. They extended their lead to twenty eight to twenty at the half. A fourteen to nine third quarter advantage made the lead forty two to twenty nine going into the final period. The Lady Knights from Fulton took a two point final quarter scoring edge to make the final margin of victory 56-41.
The day’s second game matched up the Shullsburg, WI Miners against the Milledgeville Missiles. The first quarter was close as the Missiles took a two point deficit into the second quarter. Milledgeville held a twenty five to twenty four lead at the halftime intermission. They maintained that lead going into the final period, leading thirty two to thirty. The Miners took the final period thirteen to six to hold off the Missiles 43-38.
The next game featured the Lady Knights from Davenport Assumption facing the Sterling Golden Warrior girls team. In a fast paced run and gun contest the Lady Knights were able to fend off the Sterling girls 66-57.
The day’s fourth game pitted the Bettendorf Bulldogs against the Madison, WI LaFollette Lancers. It was a back and forth contest with Bettendorf holding on to take the 58-53 victory.
The next contest matched up the Danville Vikings against the Gary, IN West Side Cougars. The Cougars held on to take the 50-40 win setting up the next game between the Forreston Cardinals and the Indian Creek Timberwolves. The Indian Creek squad gave the local Cardinals a good contest, taking them to the limit before Forreston was able to take the 68-56 win.
The final contest of the shootout matched up the Clinton River Kings with the host West Carroll Thunder. This match up didn’t disappoint as the visiting River Kings played neck and neck with West Carroll. The contest was tied at eight apiece after one quarter and Clinton taking a narrow twenty two to twenty lead in at the half. The Thunder roared back to take the thirty seven to thirty four lead into the final period and outscored the River Kings twenty five to seventeen in the final quarter to take the 62-51 win.
As usual Manny Castro was a gracious sponsor for this event and the staff at West Carroll school held another top notch event. I’m already looking forward to the fifth annual shootout. If you haven’t experienced this tourney, don’t miss next years!
West Carroll’s Tim Brehm puts up a shot over a Clinton River King defender during finale action at the West Carroll Shootout. Tim scored fourteen points in the Thunder 62-51 victory. (PA photo/Craig Lang)
The Thunder F/S wrestlers will compete in the Oregon KSB Health Fresh/Soph wrestling tournament on Saturday, January 29th at the Blackhawk Center. The first session will start at 9 a.m. Concessions will be available throughout the day. Admission for the day will be $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students.
Bowling League Results
Women’s Wednesday Night League
1-Pruis Upholstery 20-0
2-Smith & Associates 11-9
4-KJ’s Bar & Grill 10-10
5- Green & Clean 8.5-11.5
6-FAT Boy’s 8-12
7-Ken Kophamer Realty 6-14
8-Goldstar FS 6-14
High Individual Game
Brenda Workman 225, Angie Howell 216, Connie Helms 211, Deb Zigler 198, Dana Nelson 196
High Individual Series
Brenda Workman 563, Dana Nelson 561, Connie Helms 556, Paulette Strating 533, Angie Howell 532
1-Nelson’s Electric 8-4
3-CAR Quest 7-5
4-DA BEERS 7-5
5-Roger’s Roughriders 6-6
6-FAT Boy’s 5-7
7-AG Express 5-7
8-Ridley Appraisals 3-9
High Individual Game
Matt Tegeler 269, Jeff Workman 266, Bob Onken 244, Shawn Swaim 233, Mike Hamilton 232
High Individual Series
Bob Onken 647, Jeff Workman 642, Mike Hamilton 628, Bill Brackemyer 617, Shawn Swaim 614