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Rock Island Wins; U-T Falls in Sectional Semifinals
High School Boys Basketball


Class 3A

@ Ottawa:

Rock Island (23-6) defeated Morris (16-15) in the semifinal round 61-49. The #6 state-ranked Rocks next meet #1 ranked Peoria Richwoods (26-2) in Friday night's championship tilt. The Knights escaped Morton in overtime (56-54) Tuesday night. Rocky is seeking back-to-back sectional crowns. The winner advances to the DeKalb Supersectional to play the winner of the Hampshire Sectional, featuring last season's state runner-up Oswego and DeKalb.

Class 4A

@ Pekin:

United Township (19-9) saw its season come to an end in the semifinals against Normal Community (22-9) 62-35. The Ironmen will take on O'Fallon (27-2) in Friday night's sectional championship game for a berth in the Normal Supersectional at ISU's Redbird Arena.

Local College Sports


Monmouth College lost a pair of games against Rockford College in Mesa, Arizona. The Scots dropped the first game of the twinbill 15-2 and lost 11-6 in the second to see their record drop to 0-5.

Carl Sandburg College started the season 0-5 in Millington, TN. The Chargers were matched up against defending national champions Parkland, Muscatine, Iowa Central, St. Louis-Flo Valley, and Lakeland.


Monmouth College won one of four games in Tuscon. The Scots split a double-header with Baldwin Wallace College - losing the first game 10-5 then rebounding to win the finale 11-4. Monmouth suffered losses after the twinbill to Aquinas College 22-11 and Bellevue University 8-0.
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