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Dean’s buzzer-beater lifts Storm

Area roundup

Dalton Dean’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Bureau Valley to a 65-63 win over Putnam County Saturday night in the Wally Keller Invite at Wethersfield.

Dean took an inbounds pass from Carter Salisbury and launched a fade-away with two defenders in his face for the game-winner from the right corner.

Sophomore Adam Johnson led the Storm with 18 points. Dean netted 12, Mac Nugent added nine and Carter Salisbury eight.

The Storm notched their first win of the year Friday, defeating Stark County 67-43. Dean had 15 points with Salisbury and Baker adding nine each, Evan Eckberg eight and Nugent seven.

Lions third at AFC

LaMoille-Ohio 52, AFC 39: The Lions beat the host Raiders to capture third place in the AFC Thanksgiving Tournament. Casen Cherry led the Lions with 17 points and 15 rebounds while Marcus Winn added 10 points with seven assists.

L-O lost to Polo 56-48 Friday. The Lions were led in scoring by Casen Cherry (12), Luke Moore (11) and Winn (9).

Bruins fifth at Woodland

SBA 56, Grant Park 46: The Bruins finished off a fifth-place finish at the Rte. 17 Classic at Woodland Saturday by defeating Grant Park. All-tournament Paul Hart led the Bruins with 24 points while Gunnar Jauch (14) and Luke Story (10) combined for 24 more.

Girls basketball

Princeton 35, Erie-Prophetstown 27: The Tigresses won their TRAC East opener Monday, defeating the Panthers at Prouty Gym. Kenzie Coleman had 15 points and Taylor Quiram added 11 for PHS (4-2, 1-0).

Newman 57, Bureau Valley 26: The Comets made quick work of the Storm Monday night in Sterling, putting the mercy rule clock in play for most of fourth quarter. Madison Dye led BV with seven points.

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