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December 10, 2013

Girls basketball: Morrison can't find its rhythm

MORRISON, Ill. — Every time the Morrison Fillies seemed to muster up some kind of momentum, they just couldn’t seem to hold onto it. Morrison had opportunities to win Monday night but fell to Sterling Newman 42-37 in Three Rivers Conference girls basketball.

“We had good possessions at times, but then we would come back and have empty, bad possessions, and those came at bad times,” Morrison coach Tyler Whitebread said. “We got tied up, passes got tipped and shots wouldn’t fall.”

Chelsea Eads led the Fillies with 18 points, including six points in the fourth quarter.

“We’re just halfway getting the job done right now,” Whitebread said. Defensively, we played well, but we didn’t block out like we were supposed to, which led to easy offensive second opportunities for the other team.

“We need to believe in ourselves that we can close out a game like this, and not have the fear of losing. Our confidence needs to be stronger.”

Amboy beats Erie

AMBOY, Ill. — Erie had a sluggish start, scoring just two points in the first quarter, but almost managed to almost climb out of the pit before falling 46-41 to Amboy on Monday in the Three Rivers Conference.

Erie outscored Amboy 29-15 in the middle two quarters, but Amboy won the final quarter 15-10.

“Amboy shot 8-for-9 in the first quarter and 7-for-8 in the fourth quarter, (which) was just too much to overcome,” Erie coach Brian Howell said.

Strike leads Prophets

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — Heather Strike drained five 3-pointers and scored 25 points Monday to lead Prophetstown past Riverdale 66-35 in Three Rivers Conference action.

Strike scored eight points in the second quarter, when the Prophets (7-1, 3-0 Three Rivers) outscored the Rams 16-8 to build a 27-19 halftime lead.

Clare Kramer added 10 points for the Prophets, while Lauren Claus led Riverdale (5-5, 2-2) with 13 and Sydney Mericle added 10

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