Hall junior Kaitlyn Padgett and La Salle-Peru senior Jessica Temple are both returning to the IHSA state bowling tournament this year.
Padgett placed third in the United Township Sectional and Temple took fourth as the area pair earned the two individual state berths.
Moline’s Jessica Howell (1,360) and Aimee Becht (1,315) placed first and second, respectively, to lead the Maroons to the team title with 6,119 pins. Sterling placed second and also advanced to state with a 5,542.
Padgett rolled a 1,259 series and had the top two individual games of the day at 278 and 258.
Temple bowled a 1,252 series with a 232 high game. Her performance helped the Lady Cavaliers to an area-best fourth place (5,274). Hall (4,987) was sixth, Ottawa (4,878) took eighth, Mendota (4,433) was 11th and St. Bede (3,950) was 16th.
Mari Brown had a 224 for L-P, Tiara Golgin bowled a 206 and Gabbi McCabe added a 198.
Hannah Simpson paced the Lady Pirates with a 1,027 series. Natalie Conrad had a 1,020 series, while Kayla Guenther had Ottawa’s best individual game at 235.
Mendota 42, Oregon 36
Trae Blumhorst had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three assists Saturday to help the Trojans to a Big Northern Conference West Division victory on the road.
James Carroll added 10 points for MHS (16-9, 3-6 BNC West), which outscored the Hawks 15-9 in the fourth quarter.
Ottawa 55, Dixon 42
J.D. Bryant scored a game-high 16 points Saturday as the Pirates extended their winning streak to 14 games with a Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference victory in Dixon.
Nick Harsted and Jacob Draper each added 10 points for Ottawa (18-3, 6-1 NIB 12 West).
Kewanee 57, Princeton 41
Austen Stewart scored a game-high 17 points Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers dropped a non-conference game in Princeton.
Kishwaukee 78, IVCC 70
St. Bede graduate Alec Schwab scored a game-high 21 points Saturday as the Eagles fell in an Arrowhead Conference game in Malta.
Princeton alumnus Michael Murray had 14 points and nine rebounds, while Corey McCrary added 12 points for the Eagles (13-9), who trailed 40-31 at halftime.
Kishwaukee 70, IVCC 59
The No. 17-ranked Lady Eagles fell to the No. 9-ranked Lady Kougars on Saturday in an Arrowhead Conference game in Malta.
Marquette’s season ended Saturday as no Crusader managed to advance out of the Class 1A Seneca Regional by placing in the top three.