Duchesses basketball captures Big Northern championship

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) Dixon girls hoops won the Big Northern title Thursday night by beating Lutheran 54-39.

Junior Caylyn Kimmel led the way with 14 points. Elle Jarrett scored 12 and Madelyn Chesley added 11.

"We came out and we knew that it was going to be hard and everybody was just on tonight," said Kimmel. "It really helps and it feels great, it feels great."

"It feels great because these kids have earned it," said head coach Luke Ravlin. "Everything that they've done has built up to this point and we hope it keeps building. That was a moment for us where we were able to come together and do the things that we wanted to do. The kids deserve all of the credit for continuing to fight and continuing to believe."