Geneseo girls bowling secures first ever WB6 title

STERLING, Illinois — Cheered on by three bowlers with four-digit scores and another in the high 900s, Geneseo’s girls bowling team clinched the Western Big 6 conference title Monday night at Blackhawk Lanes with a team score of 4,967.

United Township edged out Rock Island for second place, 4,887-4,881, while Moline finished fifth with a team score of 4,697. Sterling (4,802) and Galesburg (4,429) finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

It is Geneseo’s first Big 6 conference title in girls’ bowling.

The Maple Leafs rolled a 2,434 in the first three games of the morning session, then returned for the last three games and increased their score by 99 pins. Allyson Ford totaled 1,047 over six games, placing sixth in the individual rankings.

Paige Swain rolled a 1,018 and Sarah Lawrence finished with a 1,013. Both results placed her in the top 10.

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Sterling’s Maddie Fowler won the high six game series with 1,153. United Township’s Alicia Limon had her highest score in three games with 598 and had her highest score of the day with 257 in her last game.

The Panthers’ Kloey Miner was named WB6 Player of the Year. She bowled a 1,088 that day and designated her an all-conference honoree with a third-place finish.

Moline was passed by Keyana Tounou with a 1.017 and Rock Island was led by Ryleigh Terry’s 1.064, who took her fourth overall for an all-conference performance.

Boys Basketball

United Parish 81, Dunlap 54: Four players posted double figures as the Panthers topped 20 wins away from home with a win over the Eagles on Monday night.

Bristol Lewis continued his searing touch from the field with a game-high 22 points. He has scored at least 20 points in his last three competitions.

United Township (20-5) led by double digits for most of the night and began to pull away from Dunlap. It led after one frame by 11 points, 18 at half and 27 at three quarters. Omarion Roberts scored 19 points for the Panthers.

De’Vontay Wright has 15 points and Jackson Colgan has 12.

girls basketball

Bettendorf 62, Davenport Central 35: Lillie Petersen had 15 points and Kayla Fountain finished with 14 as Bettendorf rose above .500 in Monday night’s conference game with a conference win over Central at Bettendorf High School.

The game was postponed one night due to Bettendorf hosting a Class 3A regional wrestling competition on Tuesday night.

Faith Furness scored a dozen points for the Bulldogs, who had nine 3-pointers in the game and outplayed the Blue Devils 39-17 in the second half. Addisen Ford led Central (5-13, 4-11) with 18 points.

Bettendorf improves to 10-7 overall, 8-7 in MAC.

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