Dixon knocks off Rock Falls to win regional title

STILLMAN VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Big Northern Conference champions were not able to withstand the shooting blitzkrieg from Dixon in Friday's Class 3A regional title game.

The Dukes built a 15-point lead at the break over conference rival Rock Falls, thanks to hot shooting from Duncan and his junior running mate Beau Bailey.

"I feel great. My team was behind me the whole time," said Dixon junior Derian Duncan. "Our coaches kept pushing us and pushing us. We had a big lead the whole game. But it's not just about the lead. You need to keep pushing. After halftime, the score is 0-0."

The Dukes never looked back to claim the regional title with a 62-44 victory.

Dixon will face Metamora on Wednesday in the LaSalle-Peru Sectional semifinals.