Girls basketball

Assumption 69, Northeast 35: Bailey Brown scored 17 points and the Assumption defense locked down Northeast on Saturday as the Knights won the Class 3A Region 5 first-round game.

Assumption scored 20 points in the first quarter to build a 13-point advantage. The lead swelled to 20 by halftime.

Lauren Herrig added 11 points for the Knights (14-8) and Carlye Brown 10. Assumption (14-8) hosts Tipton in a regional semifinal at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Jacey House led Northeast with 11.

Camanche 58, West Liberty 32: Marly Bussa's 15 points paced a trio of players in double figures as Camanche won its first-round Class 3A Region 5 tilt on Saturday.

Lea Lefebure chipped in 14 and Madi Parson scored 12 for the Indians, who only allowed West Liberty 10 points in the first half in opening up a big lead.

West Liberty was led by Macy Akers with 10 points.

Camanche (16-6) travels to Muscatine for a 5:30 p.m. game Wednesday against Central Lee (21-1). 

Tipton 57, Mid-Prairie 55: After losing to Mid-Prairie twice during the regular season, Tipton turned the tables on its River Valley Conference foe in the postseason.

Amanda Smith had 27 points and Kamryn Chapman chipped in 14 for the Tigers (8-14), who advance to a Class 3A regional semifinal at Assumption on Wednesday.

North Cedar 48, Durant 32: North Cedar dug itself a 14-5 deficit, but outscored Durant 18-5 in the second quarter and went on to a Class 2A regional win on its home court.

The Knights travel to Bellevue for a regional quarterfinal Tuesday. 

West Branch 67, Louisa-Muscatine 32: The Bears improved to 16-6 with a home win over Louisa-Muscatine in a Class 2A regional opener.

West Branch travels to Wilton for a regional quarterfinal Tuesday. Wilton won both regular-season meetings by two and 35 points, respectively. 

Wapello 49, Columbus 38: Sophomore Eryka Dickey had 15 points and eight rebounds as Wapello outscored Columbus 17-8 in the second quarter to seize control in their Class 2A regional opener.

Wapello (13-9) travels to play state-ranked Iowa City Regina on Tuesday in a quarterfinal tilt. 

Boys basketball

Moline 55, Peoria Manual 53: For a second straight Saturday night, Moline's Drew Wiemers dove for a loose ball and came up bloody.

A week ago at Normal Community, it led to him sitting out a quarter, needing stitches. On Saturday night against Peoria Manual, it came with 4 seconds left and led to his team clinching a win over Peoria Manaul.

Moline, 19-7, was perilously close to losing its fourth game in its last six, leading 54-53 but Manual playing for a last shot. But, a Ram drove to the basket, Wiemers stripped him of the ball, fell on the sphere, and signaled for a timeout.

Wiemers finished with a team-high 17 points, and was more crucial to the win over the 6-14 Rams than that steal. Moline also got 11 points from Deonte Billups and nine from Jeff McInnis.

— Lee News Network

Rock Island 59, Marmion 47: Jamir Price and Randy Tucker each scored 22 points to lead Rock Island past Marmion.

The Rocks came out fast, building a 12-point by halftime and holding on from there.

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