WHITEWATER, Wis- The Beloit Turner Trojans bounced back from a tough loss to Edgerton in the Rock Valley Conference opener to defeat host Whitewater 63-55 Tuesday night.
Steve Dillard went for a career-high 29 points as Turner pulled away from the Whippets. The game was tight throughout, as the Trojans led by three points with 6:30 to play before going on a run that featured several key shots by Dillard, who finished with six three-pointers for the second time in three games to begin his junior season.
Juan Reyes added nine points and Brandon Malkow finished with eight. Bryce Parrish led Whitewater with 18.
The Trojans will host RVC foe Evansville Friday night.
• MADISON LA FOLLETTE 83, BELOIT MEMORIAL 57: The Purple Knights trailed just 29-24 at the break, but were outscored 54-33 in the second half to lose their second straight Big Eight Conference game.
The Lancers' Troy Reeves scored 28 points to lead all scorers while Donnell Gray had 15 of his 21 points in the second half.
The Knights were led by Travvon Fair, who was the only Beloit player in double figures with 15 points. Terrell Ringer and John Rodriguez both finished with eight points.
The Knights' next game isn't until Dec. 14 when they host Sun Prairie at the Barkin Arena.
• EAST TROY 86, BIG FOOT 49: The Trojans and Chiefs were tied at 18-18 in the first half before East Troy went on a torrid run to post a blowout victory.
The Trojans finished the first half with a 26-6 run and were led by Michael Polakoski, who scored 27.
Big Foot was led by Logan Eischeid, who scored 11, and AJ Courier, who scored 12.
• PARKVIEW 84, ABUNDANT LIFE CHRISTIAN 19: The Vikings pounded visiting Abundant Life, outscoring them 47-9 in the first half on the way to a big win.
Five Vikings finished in double figures, led by Eli Hoscheit's 15 points. Justin Balch added 15, Rilley Carroll and Adrian Meza had 14 and Aydon Campbell finished with 12.
• ILLINOIS MATH AND SCIENCE ACADEMY 62, SOUTH BELOIT 35: Nothing was reported on this game.
• WRESTLING: TURNER 48, BELLEVILLE 31: The Trojans won their home opener Tuesday night, getting a convincing win over Belleville/Montello/New Glarus thanks to a bevy of forfeits.
Gavin Campbell (126) pinned his opponent in the first round, while Trevien Bivens (138) pinned Treveo Enloe in 1:34. All other Trojan victories came via forfeit.