FULTON, Ill. — Wilhelm, a 6-foot-8 senior, made seven field goals in the opening half, when the River Hawks (5-1, 4-0 conference) built leads of 19-11 after one quarter and 26-23 at the half. Chase Zaruba then spearheaded the Easton Valley offense after intermission, scoring 13 of his 17 points.
The River Hawks also limited Springville's leading scorer for the season, 6-6 Elias Nissen, to seven points. He entered the game averaging 21.7 a game for the Orioles (7-1).
Sabers stay unbeaten
DEWITT — Central DeWitt mounted a fourth-quarter comeback and beat Mount Vernon 48-45 on Friday in WaMaC Conference play.
Kyle Bauer (14 points), Christian Wright (13) and McClain Steffens (12) led the Sabers, who improved to 6-0 on the season. The Sabers trailed 19-5 after one quarter, 25-20 at the half and 36-33 after three quarters.
Connor Hermann of Mount Vernon (4-3) led all players with 20 points.
MORRISON, Ill. — Morrison bolted to a 16-7 lead in the first quarter and went on to defeat Amboy 50-44 on Friday in Three Rivers Conference play.
Hunter Hamstra scored 18 points to lead the Mustangs, while Joey Brackemyer added 12.
Storm beat Erie
ERIE, Ill. — Parker Neuhalfen scored 16 points for Bureau Valley, leading to a 62-40 win over Erie on Friday night.
Neuhalfen scored them all in the first three quarters, while Bureau Valley scored just eight points in the final frame.
The second quarter belonged to Bureau Valley, which scored 26 points in the quarter while holding Erie to 11.
Kenneth Cole led the Cardinals with 13 points.
The two teams recently competed in the Cliff Warkins Classic that Erie hosted. The two teams did not square off against one another in last week's tournament.
PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Noah McCarthy scored 20 points in a 63-56 win for the Sterling Newman Comets over Prophetstown.
Newman had three other players in double figures — Nate Terveer had 15 points, AJ Sharp scored 12 points and John Payan also scored a dozen.