CAMANCHE — Camanche had a second-half message for upset-minded Bellevue.
Not tonight. Not at our house.
The Indians (9-3) stormed back from a 17-point deficit in the first half, including a 14-point gap at halftime, and charged to an 80-66 victory in a River Valley Conference boys basketball game Friday night.
Behind big first-half efforts from brothers Cade and Trey Daugherty, the Comets (4-8) led 40-26 at the half. Trey Daugherty, who led Bellevue with 23 points, had 12 at the half, and Cade Daugherty scored 15 of his 22 before intermission.
But Camanche opened the third quarter with 10 consecutive points to get back into the game.
A free throw by Bellevue's Trevor Hager ended the run, but 3-point baskets by Cam Soenksen and Caleb Delzell on each side of a basket by Cade Daugherty cut the gap to 43-41. Another basket by Delzell, who scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half, tied the game.
Duplicating a similar comeback win against Prince of Peace on Monday, Evan Hall then delivered a 3-point basket that put the Indians on top to stay.
After Trey Daugherty scored to bring Bellevue within 46-45, Camanche ran off six consecutive points.
Bellevue pulled within 55-53 early in the fourth quarter, but Carson Seeser (12 points) buried a pair of 3-pointers from the corner to open and close a 10-0 run that put the Indians in control.
Soenksen led the Indians with 23 points and had eight steals. Point guard Dev Patel just missed a triple-double with eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Rebels down Monticello
GOOSE LAKE — The Northeast Rebels bounced back from their first loss by beating Monticello 62-56 on Friday night in the River Valley Conference.
The Rebels led 28-20 at the half and maintained the lead the rest of the game.
Luke Empen led the Rebels with 22 points, eight of them coming from second-half free throws. Dawson Stoll had 12 points and Dakota Stevenson added another nine.
Northeast improved to 11-1 and 8-1 in the River Valley Conference. It travels to Cedar Rapids to take on Tipton at the U.S. Cellular Center today.
Irish can't handle Lynx
TROY MILLS — Prince of Peace couldn't hold off the No. 2-ranked North Linn Lynx and fell 96-56 in a road matchup Friday night.
The Lynx have yet to lose a game this season, while it was the third loss in a row for the Irish.
North Linn jumped to an early lead and led the Irish 61-24 by halftime.
Kaidion Larson led the Irish with 17 points and Patrick Mulholland followed with 11. The Irish shot only two free throws the entire night, going 1-for-2. Larson, Mulholland and Aidan Sager each had one 3-point field goal.
Prince of Peace fell to 6-9 on the season and will attempt to snap the losing streak with a road game against Lisbon on Tuesday night. Prince of Peace beat Lisbon 83-70 in their first meeting earlier this season.
Marquette tops Maquoketa Valley
DELHI — The Marquette Catholic Mohawks had no problems taking down Maquoketa Valley on the road Friday night, grabbing the 72-41 victory.
Marquette Catholic jumped to a big lead early, leading by 24 by the end of the first half. They maintained their offense in the second half and outscored Maquoketa Valley 34-27 for the win.
Three Mohawks scored in double digits, led by Hunter Michels with 17. Fifteen of Michels' points came from beyond the arc. Nate Brinker added 15 points and Blayne Banowetz had 14.
Every player on the Marquette roster saw playing time, and nine of them put points on the board.
Marquette improved to 7-8 on the season and has a week off before taking on Cedar Valley Christian at home next Friday.
Sabers fall to Beckman
DEWITT — The Central DeWitt Sabers lost their second in a row with a 68-45 loss to Beckman Catholic at home on Friday night.
The Sabers scored only four points in the second quarter to aid Beckman's lead. They went into halftime down 33-14. Although they outscored Beckman in the third quarter, the hole was too deep to crawl out of and they ultimately fell.
Devin Hurdle and BJ Frick had 10 points each for the Sabers, and Mason Braddock and Drew Kueter added six apiece. All of Kueter's and Braddock's points came from 3-point field goals.
The team went 7-of-11 from the free-throw line.
Central DeWitt fell to 3-8 on the season and will try to snap their losing streak with a home game against Solon on Tuesday night.
Thunder edge Scales Mound
MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — The West Carroll Thunder jumped to an early lead and held off comeback efforts to beat Scales Mound 45-40 at home on Friday night.
The Thunder led by 10 after one quarter, but Scales Mound cut that lead to just five by the time the teams broke for halftime. West Carroll managed to hold off the comeback and took the W.
Dawson Wurster led the offensive efforts with 17 points, closely followed by another 16 from Kaleb Plattenberger. The two had a combined seven 3-point field goals and were the only ones made by the entire team.