Prep Girls Basketball

Second-half onslaught helps Raiders advance

Molly Penn
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 12:10 am

MACOMB, Ill. -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team started the third quarter on a 19-4 run and outscored Macomb 51-21 in the second half of a 90-54 victory in the opening round of the Class 3A Macomb Regional on Monday.

The eighth-seeded Raiders will play second-seeded Dunbar at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the regional semifinals.

QND (13-11) outscored Macomb 19-8 in the first quarter before the Bombers (13-15) chipped away in the second to trail just 39-33 at halftime.

The Raiders shifted into another gear to start the second half. QND outscored Macomb 35-8 in third quarter, making 15 field goals while holding the Bombers to just three field goals and forcing 11 turnovers.

"We started to panic and one turnover turned into two which turned into three," Macomb coach Zach Keene told the McDonough County Voice. "It was layup, layup, layup for them and all of a sudden they have momentum and we're second-guessing everything we're doing."

Molly Penn scored 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for QND. Sydney Hummert added 24 points and 14 rebounds.

Quincy Notre Dame 90, Macomb 54

MACOMB (13-15)

Lester 0 1-2 1, Whitford 4 0-1 9, A. Neve 25-6 7, Heuer 1 0-1 2, Leezer 0 0-0 0, Hare 2 2-2 9, Johnson 0 2-2 2, N. Neve 0 0-0 0, Dawson 5 0-0 12, Emerick 0 0-0 0, Stufflebeam 1 0-0 3, Thorman 1 2-2 5, Kump 1 0-0 3. Totals 17 12-16 54.

QUINCY NOTRE DAME (13-11)

Peters 1 1-2 4, Eversman 1 2-2 4, Eaton 3 3-4 9, M.L. Meyer 5 3-4 13, M.K. Meyer 0 0-1 0, Hummert 12 0-0 24, Durst 0 0-0 0, Reed 0 1-2 1, Ray 1 2-2 4, Penn 11 9-11 31, Lepper 0 0-0 0. Totals 34 21-29 90.

Macomb 8 25 8 13--54

QND 19 20 35 16--90

3-point field goals--Macomb 8 (Whitford 2, Dawson 2, Hare, Stufflebeam, Thorman, Kump), QND 1 (Peters). Fouls--Macomb 22, QND 17. Fouled out--Hare, Emerick.

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