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Lady Hubs win first two games of Dixon holiday tournament

Posted: Monday, Dec 31st, 2012

Lauren Murphy goes up strong in Rochelle’s most recent victory over Sterling in the quarterfinals of the Dixon KSB Holiday Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Eric Chalus)

DIXON — The Rochelle Township High School girls varsity basketball team jumped out to big start in the Dixon KSB Holiday Tournament, defeating both Forreston and Sterling. The Lady Hubs’ most recent victory came on Friday when Rochelle defeated Sterling in the quarterfinals, 51-46.

Rochelle jumped out to an early five point lead, but with 4:30 left in the first quarter, Sterling scored its first two points and 15 seconds later, hit a three-pointer to tie the game. With 3:30 left in the quarter, Rochelle’s Abby Gould drew a foul and made both of her free throws to give the Lady Hubs the lead at 7-5.

With 2:45 to go in the first, Sterling gained the lead by hitting another three-pointer at the top of the key. On Rochelle’s next trip down the floorGould went to the basket strong and drew the foul. She made both of her shots going 4-4 from the line in the first quarter as Rochelle went up 9-8 with 1:22 to go in the see-saw first quarter.

For the complete article see the 12-30-2012 issue.

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