ERIE, Ill. — Fulton watched an early 10-point lead disappear, then roared back after trailing by eight in the third quarter to beat Erie 47-44 on Friday night in Three Rivers Conference boys basketball.

“Lots of guys made big plays in the late third quarter and fourth,” Fulton Coach R.J. Coffey said on the KCLN radio postgame show.

The win pushed Fulton’s record to 17-5, 5-1 in conference play, while Erie fell to 8-13, 2-3.

The Cardinals, who trailed 14-4 after one quarter, pulled even by halftime, outscoring Fulton 12-2 in the second quarter.

The Cardinals then got back-to-back 3-point baskets from Kyle Stover and Josh Hammer to open the third quarter for a 22-16 lead. Erie eventually built its lead to 29-21 before Fulton rallied.

The Steammers ended the third quarter with 3-pointers from Hunter Collachia, Keegan Kloepping and Cody Sanderson, the last with about a half-minute left, to take a 30-29 lead.

Kloepping opened the fourth quarter with a layup to make it 32-29, then a basket by Dillin Tegeler cut the gap to one. But Fulton answered with a basket by Sanderson and another 3 from Kloepping, and the Steamers eventually pushed the lead to 42-33.

Erie made a final run, getting within 45-44 on a Hammer 3-pointer, but Sanderson sealed the win with a pair of free throws with 6.7 seconds left.

Hammer led all scorers with 19 points. Sanderson led Fulton with 16, but the Steammers also got 12 each from Tyler Bruggenwirth and Kloepping.

Indians drill West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — Dev Patel and Cam Soenksen combined for half of Camanche's first-quarter points to get the Indians started on the way to a 78-45 win against West Liberty on Friday in River Valley Conference.

Camanche surged to a 30-10 lead in the opening period, with Patel scoring eight points and Soenksen scoring seven.

Soenksen and Carson Seeser each scored 14 points to lead the Indians (11-4), while Patel added 12.

Seth Feldman scored a game-high 17 points to lead West Liberty (2-12).

West Branch beats Bellevue

WEST BRANCH — Beau Cornwell poured in 23 points to lead West Branch past Bellevue 58-33 on Friday in the River Valley Conference.

Cornwell dropped in three 3-pointers in a 15-point first half to help the Bears (8-7) build a 31-16 lead.

Cade Daugherty scored 15 points to lead Bellevue (5-10).

Marquette Catholic cruises to win

BELLEVUE — Marquette Catholic got 13-point nights from Danny Koos, Blayne Banowetz and Will Draus in a 76-22 victory against Cedar Valley Christian.

The Mohawks scored the first nine points and led 21-1 with two minutes left in the first quarter.

Kyle Gustafson scored 18 points to lead Cedar Valley Christian.

FULTON 47, ERIE 44

FULTON (17-5, 5-1) — Keegan Kloepping 4 1-2 12, Austin Schroeder 0 0-0 0, Hunter Collachia 1 0-0 3, Larson Barnett 0 0-0 0, Cody Sanderson 5 4-7 16, Tyler Bruggenwirth 6 0-0 12, Kyle Schipper 0 2-3 2, Jamison Osborn 0 2-2 2. Totals 16 9-14 47.

ERIE (8-13, 2-3) — Dillin Tegeler 2 0-2 4, Kyle Kruthoff 2 0-0 6, Brady Anderson 0 0-0 0, Hammer 7 2-2 19, Kyle Stover 3 0-0 9, Jacob Ryan 2 0-0 4, Justice Youngerberg 1 0-0 2, Travis Coleman 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 2-4 44.

Fulton 14 2 14 17 — 47

Erie 4 12 13 15 — 44

3-point goals — Fulton 6 (Kloepping 3, Sanderson 2, Collachia); Erie 8 (Hammer 3, Stover 3, Kruthoff 2). Total fouls — Fulton 7, Erie 14. Fouled out — Tegeler, Stover.

CAMANCHE 78, WEST LIBERTY 45

CAMANCHE (11-4) — Carson Seeser 5 0-0 14, Caleb Delzell 3 0-0 8, Jordan Lawrence 3 0-0 7, Dev Patel 6 0-1 12, Cam Soenksen 6 1-1 14, Jaxon White 3 2-2 9, Evan Hall 2 0-0 6, Dylan Darsidan 0 0-0 0, Zayne Feller 1 0-2 2, Ethan Buckley 0 0-0 0, Noah Thompson 0 0-0 0, Calvin Ottens 2 2-2 6. Totals 31 5-8 78.

WEST LIBERTY (2-12) — Colton Kaalberg 1 0-0 2, Elias Rocha 1 0-0 3, Seth Feldman 7 0-1 17, Tanner Iske 1 0-0 2, Hunter Patterson 0 0-0 0, Gavin Chown 2 0-0 6, Gabby Melendez 0 0-0 0, Diego Aragon-Lopez 0 0-0 0, Brent Meyers 5 1-2 11, Spencer Daufeldt 1 2-4 4. Totals 18 3-7 45.

Camanche 30 27 19 2 — 78

West Liberty 12 14 10 9 — 45

3-point goals — Camanche 11 (Seeser 4, Delzell 2, Hall 2, Lawrence, Soenksen, White); West Liberty 6 (Feldman 3, Chown 2, Rocha). Total fouls — Camanche 14, West Liberty 13. Fouled out — None.

WEST BRANCH 58, BELLEVUE 33

BELLEVUE (5-10) — Trey Daugherty 0 2-2 2, Andrew Swartz 0 2-2 2, Jackson Wagner 0 0-0 0, Paxton Felderman 1 0-0 2, Lucas Tennant 2 0-3 4, Riley Konrardy 0 0-0 0, Cade Daugherty 6 2-4 15, Connor Michels 1 0-0 2, Trevor Hager 3 0-1 6, Drew Mangler 0 0-0 0, Nathan Carter 0 0-0 0. Totals 13 6-12 33.

WEST BRANCH (8-7) — Cade Aspelmeier 0 0-0 0, Beau Cornwell 9 2-3 23, Ben Kyllingstad 0 0-2 0, Brady Lukavsky 3 0-0 7, Zach Thompson 0 0-0 0, Brett Schiele 6 0-1 14, Tanner Lukavsky 3 1-1 7, Ben Thompson 3 1-1 7, Matt Paulsen 0 0-0 0, Ted Bridges 0 0-0 0, Matt Whaley 0 0-0 0, Jack Dragovich 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 4-8 58.

Bellevue 9 7 13 4 — 33

West Branch 16 15 18 9 — 58

3-point goals — Bellevue 1 (C. Daugherty); West Branch 6 (Cornwell 3, Schiele 2, B. Lukavsky). Total fouls — Bellevue 17, West Branch 14. Fouled out — B. Thompson.

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC 76, CEDAR VALLEY CHRISTIAN 22

CEDAR VALLEY CHRISTIAN (2-14, 1-13) — Cole Telecky 1 0-0 2, Jon Flamming 0 0-0 0, Elisha Lewis 0 0-0 0, Dakota Jordan 0 0-0 0, Kyle Gustafson 7 0-0 18, Jackson Foote 0 0-0 0, Colby Kaplan 0 2-4 2. Totals 8 2-4 22.

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (8-8, 8-6) — Jeb Schwager 0 1-1 1, Hunter Michels 2 0-0 4, Justin Herrig 3 0-1 6, Danny Koos 5 3-3 13, Ethan Pfiffner 2 0-2 4, Blayne Banowetz 6 0-0 13, Will Draus 6 0-0 13, Nate Brinker 4 0-1 8, Ben Kettmann 4 0-1 8, Lucas Muenster 0 0-0 0, Tyler Kremer 3 0-2 6. Totals 35 4-11 76.

Cedar Valley Christian 6 11 3 2 — 22

Marquette Catholic 27 22 20 7 — 76

3-point goals — Cedar Valley Christian 4 (Gustafson 4); Marquette Catholic (Banowetz, Draus). Total fouls — Cedar Valley Christian 10, Marquette Catholic 7. Fouled out — None.

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