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Aquin knocks off previously unbeaten Pecatonica; Winnebago girls defeat G-K

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Aquin's Brennan Carlson is honored after scoring his 1,000th career point.

FREEPORT/WINNEBAGO (WREX) — Aquin jumped out to a big lead against undefeated Pecatonica and held off a charge from the Indians, winning 69-57 to give Pecatonica its first loss.

Aquin built a double digit lead in the first half, but the Indians cut it down to 9 by halftime. Pecatonica kept coming, making it a four point game after Bryce Fitzanko's buzzer-beater to end the 3rd quarter. But Aquin remained steady, with a Brennan Carlson scoring 21 points, including surpassing the 1,000-point mark for his career in the 4th quarter, to lead Aquin to the big win.

In Big Northern girls basketball, Winnebago kept rolling, beating Genoa-Kingston, 59-28. Campbell Schrank led the way with 17 points. Stillman Valley knocked off Dixon, 51-50, creating a 3-way tie for first place between Winnebago, Dixon and Stillman Valley.


Oregon 62, Mendota 58 OT

Lutheran 76, Rock Falls 49

Genoa-Kingston 59, Winnebago 54

Dixon 70, Stillman Valley 59

Dakota 43, Pearl City 33


Rockford Christian 46, North Boone 28

Mendota 56, Oregon 47

Derek Bayne

Derek Bayne joined 13 WREX as the sports director in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs and moved back to Illinois after working several years in North Carolina. For any sports story ideas or tips, you can email

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