Boys Basketball: Hubs take tough loss from Sterling

Luxton scores 20 points as Rochelle falls 90-55

ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub varsity basketball team faced a tough Sterling squad on Monday, falling 90-55 with junior Eli Luxton scoring 20 points to lead the Rochelle offense. Luxton went 9-of-15 from the field and totaled seven rebounds for the Hubs (8-16, 3-8 Interstate 8).

Senior Raul Aguirre finished with six points, four rebounds and four assists for the Hubs, who trailed 34-15 after the first quarter and 58-31 at halftime. Sophomores Elijah Harley and Carson Lewis combined for 17 points, with Harley scoring nine while Lewis followed with eight.

Sterling forced 20 Rochelle turnovers in the game. The Golden Warriors capitalized on their defense, outscoring the Hubs 41-5 in transition points and 35-6 in points off turnovers.