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Girls basketball

St. Bede 52, Princeton 22: The Lady Bruins broke open a close game early (13-8 first quarter) in a big way Friday at the Academy, taking a 28-14 halftime lead and outscoring the Tigresses 24-8 in the second half. Raley Mauck led St. Bede with 10 points and Laura Sickley added nine.

St. Bede made six threes on the night, two each by Sickley and Mauck, and sank 8 of 12 free throws. Sickley’s treys came in the first quarter, keeping the Lady Bruins on top early.

Princeton, which did not shoot a single free throw on the night, had three players with six points - Brianna Barajas, Michaela Strom and Taylor Clark.

St. Bede won the sophomore game 22-19 on a three-pointer at the buzzer by Julia Pohar, who led the Lady Bruins with 10 points. Ivy Rhodes led PHS with eight points, Brooke Hieronymus added four.

Riverdale 53, Bureau Valley 45: Irini Petros had 12 points and Helena Osk Arnadottir and Darcy Kepner had nine points each in defeat for the Storm on the road Friday.

Little Ten Conference: No. 2 Serena edged No. 1 Newark 47-46 in Saturday's championship game. For third place, No. 3 HBR beat No. 4 Indian Creek 42-38.

Lincoln Trail Conference: Annawan 81, Ridgewood 81-44 for the championship after toppling host Biggsville West Central 81-30 in the semifinals Saturday. Stark County beat West Central 39-29 for third place.


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