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Two holiday tournaments were not every welcoming to Oregon High School’s basketball teams on Saturday and Monday. The Lady Hawks lost two games at the Polo Christmas Classic on Dec. 15. In the 9 a.m. game, the Lady Hawks fell to Sterling Newman 52-45. Jenae Bothe led Oregon with 20 points, and Olivia Lambrigtsen added 15. In the 1:30 p.m. game. Oregon fell to Rockford East 62-45. Bothe (23) and Lambrigtsen (13) did most of the damage for the Lady Hawks. Kabrea Jamerson poured in 29 points for East. On Monday, Oregon fell to Polo 55-45. Marah Blake paced Polo’s balanced attack with 15 points. Lambrigtsen poured in 23 points to lead the Hawks. The Lady Hawks played Milledgeville for seventh place on Dec. 20.

Forreston Tournament

• Friday, December 21, 2018

At the Forreston Holiday Tournament on Dec. 15, the Hawks were defeated by River Ridge 76-44. Oregon was outscored 38-15 after halftime in a loss to the Wildcats. Trey Woolsey scored 19 to pace Oregon. On Monday, Oregon fell to Freeport Aquin, 53-46. Woolsey had 14 points and Ryker Finch added 10 for the Hawks in the loss.

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Basketball teams drop games at Forreston, Polo


ABOVE: Oregon’s Eli Rufer reaches for a loose ball during Dec. 13 action against Polo at the Blackhawk Center. Oregon lost the game 57-40. LEFT: Oregon’s MyKenzie Beitel guards a Rockford East player at the Polo Christmas Classic. Photos by Earleen Hinton

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