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|Rockford Christian Gets 3rd Place in Class 2A
|PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Brayden Tuescher scored 20 points and Art Ford added 12 as Rockford Christian bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 44-38 victory against Pittsfield Saturday in the Class 2A third-place game of the IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals at Carver Arena.
The Royal Lions (32-1) never could distance themselves from the Saukees but maintained a lead nearly throughout. Rockford trailed by 2 points midway through the first quarter, but after re-taking the lead 45 seconds later, never trailed again.
The score was just 24-22 after three quarters.
Drew Anderson pulled in seven rebounds and Ford grabbed six for the Royal Lions.
Brad Hamilton scored 14 and Seth petty added eight to lead the Saukees (28-7).
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