The Oregon girls bowling team captured the 12th and final advancing spot in Friday’s preliminaries at the girls state bowling tournament at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford, and will move on to Day 2 – as will Dixon sophomore Tori Baker, who grabbed the 13th spot among the 30 individuals not on the 12 advancing teams.
The Hawks rolled a 5,426 as a team, beating out Sycamore for the final advancing spot by just one pin. Alysa Conley was tieds for 23rd overall with a 1,218 six-game series, while Rebbeca Meyers was 32nd with a 1,196. Sammantha Meyers (1,088) and Ava Wight (1,025) also bowled six games, while Hannah Kaltenbrun (777) bowled five games and Elizabeth Villarreal (122) stepped in for Kaltenbrun in the second game int he morning session.
Oregon had a 2,645 in the morning and a 2,781 in the afternoon. Lockport (6,070) and Belleville East (6,001) lead the team standings, while Schaumburg’s Haylie Frick (1,348) was 15 pins ahead of Harlkem’s Olivia Watton (1,333) for the top individual spot.
Baker opened with a 237 game en route to a 641 morning session, then closed her day with a 201 for an afternoon 538 that put her a 1,179 for the day. That was easily enough to send her on to Day 2, as the last of the individual qualifying spots went to Johnston City’s Kalli Lazorchak, who rolled a 1,117.
Milledgeville 69, Amboy 43: The Missiles led 26-7 after the opening quarter and never looked back in an NUIC South win at home.
Treyton Selman had 24 points to lead Milledgeville, and Kieren Harris scored 15. Ryan Kendall chipped in nine as the Missiles led 42-20 at halftime and 55-39 after three quarters.
Preston Henkel had 17 points for the Clippers, and Ian Eller added eight.
Eastland 78, Polo 40: The Cougars used a 29-10 third-quarter run to take control in an NUIC South game in Lanark.
Brock Coatney’s 17 points led Eastland, and Lane Christians scored 16. Carson Clouse added 10, Braydin Preston scored nine, and Kellen Henze and Bryson Sturtevant each chipped in eight for the Cougars, who led 20-11 after one quarter and 37-26 at halftime.
Logan Kindle had nine points to pace Polo, and Parker Wolber scored seven.
Rockridge 36, Fulton 34: The Steamers came up short in a Three Rivers West road game, as the Rockets claimed the division title outright.
Brock Mason and Bradlee Damhoff both scored 11 points for Fulton (21-9, 7-3), which trailed 13-10 after one quarter, 20-15 at halftime, and 26-24 after three.
Nate Henry had a game-high 21 points for Rockridge.
Orion 56, Morrison 34: The Mustangs fell behind 37-18 by halftime and never recovered in a Three Rivers West road loss.
Nathan Mickley’s 11 points paced Morrison, and T.C. Ottens scored eight.
Cade Weiss and Josh Johnson both had 10 points, as 11 different Chargers scored.
Kewanee 84, Bureau Valley 40: The Storm trailed 46-11 at halftime as the Boilermakers won in Manlius to clinch the Three Rivers East title.
Faith 1-2 at state: After opening with a 50-43 win over Faith Wiscosnin, the Falcons lost 95-341 to Kankakee in the second round on Thursday, then fell 77-69 to Arthur on Friday in the consolation bracket.
In the first-round win, Collin Fassler and Ethan Fassler both scored 13 points, with Collin grabbing 14 rebounds and Ethan pulling down 12. Collin also nabbed three steals, while Ethan blocked to shots. Collin Kibble and Titus Meeks each added eight points, with Kibble adding six rebounds and five assists, and Meeks dishing four assists.
Against Kankakee, Levi Schuler had 16 points, five rebounds and two steals, while Ethan Fassler scored 12 points.
On Friday in the loss to Arthur, Schuler poured in 29 points, Ethan Fassler had 14 points and four assists, Nathan Hodson finished with 12 points, and Collin Kibble chipped in 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
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