FULTON, Ill. — Keegan Kloepping and Kyle Schipper buried three consecutive 3-pointers in an 11-0 run that helped Fulton come back from a 20-12 deficit to beat Rockridge 47-38 in Three Rivers Conference boys basketball Friday night on Stan Borgman Court.
Kloepping started the comeback with a 3-pointer, then Schipper hit another to cut the deficit to 20-18. Kloepping then drained another to give Fulton its first lead since late in the first quarter.
Nate Wierema added a second-chance basket to complete the 11-point run and put the Steamers ahead 23-20.
The Steamers (5-2, 1-0 TRAC) took a 23-22 lead into halftime and led throughout the second half, although it took another scoring spurt to seize control.
After more than two scoreless minutes to open the second half, Fulton guard Cody Sanderson drove to the basket and scored to make it 25-22. Tyler Bruggenwirth, who led Fulton with 13 points, pushed the lead to 27-22, then Schipper responded with a 3-pointer after a Rockridge basket to make it 30-24.
That was part of a 9-2 run that Austin Schroeder capped with a basket to give Fulton a 10-point lead, 36-26.
The Rockets got as close as 39-34 in the fourth quarter, but the Steamers closed out the win by making 8 of 13 free-throw attempts.
Kloepping added nine points for Fulton, Sanderson and Schipper had eight each, and Wierema had six.
Riley Fetterer and Dalton Wolf each scored 14 points for Rockridge.
Indians lose in overtime
CASCADE — The Camanche boys lost with 0.6 left in overtime to Cascade on the road, 59-58.
The Indians led by seven points going into the halftime break. That lead was cut to four by the end of the third, and then everything was tied up at 51-51 when the final horn sounded. A free-throw with less than a second to go handed the Indians the loss.
Cam Soenksen led the scoring with 23 points, four of them bring 3-pointers. Caleb Delzell and Jordan Lawrence both had nine. Dev Patel scored eight, plus 11 rebounds and nine assists.
Irish boys roll to win
SPRINGVILLE — Three Prince of Peace boys scored in double digits in a 71-27 victory against Cedar Valley Christian on the road Friday night.
The Irish scored the first nine points of the game and led by 23 going into the half.
Both Patrick Mulholland and Kaidion Larson scored 14 for the Irish, while Nate Moeller added another 10.
Rebels stay undefeated
BELLEVUE — The Northeast trio of Luke Empen, Dawson Stoll and Braeden Hoyer combined for 46 points Friday to lead the Rebels past Bellevue 70-52 in Three Rivers Conference boys basketball.
The win pushed Northeast’s record to 5-0, 4-0 in the conference.
Empen and Stoll combined for 11 points in the first quarter to help the Rebels to a 22-11 lead, which expanded as the game went on.
Empen scored 13 of his points after halftime.
Cade Daugherty scored 18 points to lead Bellevue.
Sabers pull out win
DEWITT — Central DeWitt eked out a 47-46 win against West Delaware on Friday in WaMaC Conference boys basketball.
Drew Kueter and Jeff Grau scored 11 points each for the Sabers. Derek Krogman scored 17 to lead West Delaware.
Cal-Wheat tops Marquette
BELLEVUE — Calamus-Wheatland rallied in the second half and defeated Marquette Catholic 50-43 on Friday in the Tri-Rivers Conference.
Jacob Looney scored 11 of his team-high 16 points in the second half to help Calamus-Wheatland erase a 21-17 halftime deficit.
Cold offense dooms Queens
MUSCATINE — The Clinton High River Queens struggled to score on the road and fell to Muscatine 38-29.
Megan Gandrup led the scoring efforts with nine points.
“Our scoring issues continued tonight,” Coach Andy Eberhart said. “Our defense and rebounding was better.”
Sarah Goldensoph led the team under the basket with eight boards.
“These girls will keep working hard,” Eberhart said. “We will get more comfortable with the offense.”
Irish girls fall on road
SPRINGVILLE — Anabel Blount led the offense in Prince of Peace’s 45-25 loss to Cedar Valley Christian Friday night.
The Irish were held to just nine points in the first half of the game, while the Knights jumped out with 22. The Irish shot 4-16 from the free throw line, though Isabel Hansen went 2-2.
Hansen had seven points on the night, including the only 3-point basket. Paige Kuehl added another six.
Comets pull away from Rebels
BELLEVUE — A big second half for Bellevue allowed the Comets to open up the score and take the win from the Northeast Rebels 51-39.
The Rebels went into halftime only trailing by four. Bellevue outscored Northeast 25-17 in the second half to extend their lead. Three of the Comets’ four 3-point field goals came in the second half.
Jaden Smith led the Rebels with nine points, closely followed by Claire Abbot with eight and Bree Manglesen with seven.
Both Rebecca Schroeder and Camryn Reeg scored 14 for the Comets, while Emma Kelchen added another ten. Bellevue went 11-16 from the free-throw line.
Camanche cold against Cascade
CASCADE — The Indians only managed 34 points on Friday night and fell to Cascade 53-34 on the road.
The Indians held close with the Cougars in the first half. Although they only scored 17, the Cougars only put up 21. Cascade outscored Camanche 32-17 in the second half. Camanche only posted three points in the fourth quarter.
The Indians were led by Marly Bussa with eight points. Lea Lefebure added seven and Camryn Carstensen posted six. The Indians only made it to the free-throw line 5 times, and went 1-5.