The Dixon boys basketball team scored on a putback with 10 seconds to play to pull out a 61-59 win over Genoa-Kingston on Tuesday night at Lancaster Gym.
Jacob Gaither scored 18 to lead the Dukes, who led 12-8 after one quarter and 22-16 at halftime, only to see the Cogs take a 39-35 lead into the fourth. But the Dukes tied it a 44 midway through the period, then led 52-50 with 1:47 left. The teams were tied at 59 with 29 seconds remaining, setting up Dixon’s game-winning possession.
Oregon 71, West Carroll 55: The Hawks picked up their 16th win of the season in a nonconference road game.
Warren 64, Morrison 44: The Mustangs led 23-22 at halftime before the Warriors outscored them 42-21 in the second half of a nonconference loss at home.
Nathan Mickley had 11 points, and TC Ottens scored 10 for Morrison. Alex Anderson added seven.
Matthew Riedl poured in 24 points to pace Warren.
Orion 66, Fulton 42: The Steamers suffered their first Three Rivers West loss of the season in Orion.
Kyler Pessman had 13 points, and Connor Barnett scored 10 for Fulton (20-7, 7-1), which trailed 16-12 after one quarter, 29-18 at halftime, and 47-32 after three.
Cade Weiss led the Chargers with 17 points.
Rockridge 40, Erie-Prophetstown 32: The Panthers outscored the Rockets 14-8 in the fourth quarter, but couldn’t finish off the comeback in a Three Rivers East home loss.
Rockridge broke open an 8-8 tie after one quarter with a 24-10 scoring edge in the second and third quarters.
Hall 61, Bureau Valley 37: The Red Devils led throughout in a Three Rivers East game in Spring Valley.
Hall led 18-9 after one quarter, 36-19 at halftime, and 60-29 after three periods.
LaMoille-Ohio 73, AFC 48: The Raiders led 24-23 at halftime, and trailed 43-40 heading into the fourth quarter before the Lions outscored them 30-8 over the final 8 minutes.
Brett Buhrow and Dan Hoffman each had 11 points for AFC, and Matt Thompson scored nine.
Carter Cherry’s 18 points paced L-O, ands Casen Cherry added 16.
Dakota 59, Milledgeville 33: The Missiles fell behind 22-8 after the first quarter and never recovered in an NUIC crossover loss at home.
Treyton Selman had 15 points, and Kieren Harris scored 13 for Milledgeville.
Evan Flynn scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Indians.
Dixon 56, Rochelle 21: The Duchesses pitched a first-quarter shutout and never looked back in a nonconference road win, closing the regular season at 25-5.
Abby Guthrie scored 14 points, and Madelyn Chesley added a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Dixon, which led 10-0 after one quarter, 28-12 at halftime, and 47-16 after three. Sam Tourtillott added seven points, Elle Jarrett had five points and eight rebounds, and Rachael Rumph chipped in five points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
1A Eastland Regional
Alden-Hebron 55, Milledgeville 48: After trailing by 11 points in the first half, the Missiles rallied to take the lead against the Giants in the second half of their regional quarterfinal in Lanark, only to see Alden-Hebron retake the lead and pul away down the stretch.
"Defensively, we stepped up and were able to slow down [Rachel Pahl]," Milledgeville coach Kurt Folk said. "Marissa Sturrup and Adriana Miller did a nice job, but Pahl started on fire and got us down early."
Pahl ended up with 28 points, including two scores late in the game that gave the Giants a 55-46 lead with seconds remaining.
The Missiles had closed to within 45-44 with 2:02 left. The Giants increased that to 49-44 before Miller had a putback to cut it to 3 points.
"We just couldn't make plays at the end when we needed to," Folk said.