Helena Osk Arnadottir led all scorers with 20 points for Bureau Valley in a 59-50 loss at Sterling Newman Thursday.
Osk Arnadottir also had three assists and three steals for BV (7-9, 0-4). Also for the Storm, Darcy Kepner added 15 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, and Nicole Bornsheuer added nine points, 12 rebounds and three steals. Carlie Bickett pulled down eight boards, and Val Reuter had seven rebounds and three steals.
Newark 36, LaMoille/Ohio 30: The Lady Lions fell behind 25-7 at the half, but outscored the Lady Norsemen 23-11 over the second half to make a game of it Thursday at Newark. Shiela Browning led the Lady Lions (7-11) with 16 points.
“The girls never quit and came back within six points to the No. 1 team in the conference,” L/O coach Dick Gross said of the Little Ten leader Norsemen.
Rockridge 50, Princeton 28: Senior Kelly Schmidt had a career-high 10 points for PHS in Thursday’s TRAC South loss on the road. Zoe Mead added eight points.
Putnam County 50, Marquette 43: PC scored a key victory leading up to the Tri-County Conference girls basketball tournament Thursday at Marquette’s Bader Gym. Daniela Pavlovich led the Lady Panthers with 18 points with Carly Gonet (11) and Steph Wilson (10) combining for 21 more.
The Lady Panthers (16-1, 5-0) will take the top seed into the TCC Tournament which starts Jan. 18 at Marquette. The host Lady Crusaders (9-7, 1-2) will bring in the No. 3 seed behind Peoria Christian.
Mendota 64, Rockford Lutheran 61: The Lady Trojans (17-1, 4-0) maintain their perch atop the Big Northern West standings with a key win at home Thursday. Mendota rode the 1-2 punch of Amy Devitt (25) and Ally Bromoschenkel (19).
Peoria Christian 74, DePue 31: Maricela Garcia had eight points and Margarita Caracheo added seven for the Lady Giants Thursday.
Newark 36, LaMoile/Ohio 30: The Lady Lions fell on the road Thursday in Little Ten Conference play. Newark improved to 12-5, 6-0 atop the LTC heading into next week’s league tournament as the top seed.
L/O (7-11) is the No. 6 seed.