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Highland boys can't make final comeback against Bowling Green

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PALMYRA, Mo. -- Austin Richmiller and the Highland High School boys basketball team has believed all season that they could climb out of any hole they fell into. More>>

JWCC prepares for tourney by beating the buzzer

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The marathon known as the regular season is over for the John Wood Community College men's basketball team. Now, the Trail Blazers will try to defend their NJCAA Division II Region 24 Tournament championship.

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Quincy Notre Dame 'restarting' season with two-week layoff

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QUINCY -- With a 13-day span from the end of the regular season to its regional opener, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team went back to the beginning. The Raiders treated the layoff like the preseason leading up to Monday's Class 3A Springfield Regional quarterfinal game against Springfield Southeast.

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Prep Roundup: North Shelby loses to Community R-VI in district championship game

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The North Shelby boys basketball team ended its season with a 54-44 loss to Community R-VI Saturday in the championship at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo. More>>

College Roundup: Victory gives C-SC men fourth seed in HAAC tourney

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The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team will take the fourth seed into next week's Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament after a 99-84 victory over Avila on Saturday at Charles Field House in Canton, Mo. The Wildcats (15-14, 10-8) host fifth-seeded Peru State at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Griggsville-Perry knocks off Payson Seymour for regional title

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MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- There were 15.6 seconds remaining, but Kaleb Bradshaw was starting to sense a regional championship victory when he stepped to the free throw line. More>>

Third quarter cold spell dooms Saukees in championship loss

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AUBURN, Ill. -- At the start of the second half Friday night, the Pittsfield boys basketball had the momentum and the belief it could make anything happen down the stretch. The only thing missing was the lead. The Saukees never got that.

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First-half production doesn't carry over in Titans' loss

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WARSAW, Ill. -- Friday night's Class 2A regional championship game followed a similar format as much of the West Hancock boys basketball team's season. The fourth-seeded Titans were productive during the first half against No. 2 Macomb, taking a seven-point lead into the locker room at halftime. That production was absent the rest of the game as the momentum swung the Bombers' way for a 40-31 victory.

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  • Missouri District Roundup: Canton earns spot in district championship game

    Missouri District Roundup: Canton earns spot in district championship game

    Thursday, February 26 2015 11:52 AM EST2015-02-26 16:52:10 GMT
    Gabe McKenzie scored a game-high 23 points as top-seeded Canton rolled past fourth-seeded Monroe City 52-37 in the Class 2 District 5 semifinals in Sturgeon, Mo. Canton advances to play the winner of the semifinal game between second-seeded Louisiana and third-seeded Sturgeon for the regional title Saturday.

    Gabe McKenzie scored a game-high 23 points as top-seeded Canton rolled past fourth-seeded Monroe City 52-37 in the Class 2 District 5 semifinals in Sturgeon, Mo. Canton advances to play the winner of the semifinal game between second-seeded Louisiana and third-seeded Sturgeon for the regional title Saturday.


  • JWCC recovers after squandering lead, moves step closer to MWAC championship

    JWCC recovers after squandering lead, moves step closer to MWAC championship

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:41 AM EST2015-02-26 11:41:01 GMT
    QUINCY — In all but one of its MidWest Athletic Conference games, the John Wood Community College men's basketball team has built at least a 15-point advantage. And nearly every time, the Trail Blazers have watched it get whittled away...
    QUINCY — In all but one of its MidWest Athletic Conference games, the John Wood Community College men's basketball team has built at least a 15-point advantage. And nearly every time, the Trail Blazers have watched it get whittled away...

  • Highland beats Palmyra in rubber game, advances to district final

    Highland beats Palmyra in rubber game, advances to district final

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:39 AM EST2015-02-26 11:39:28 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. — In the previous three meetings between the Highland and Palmyra boys basketball teams, the home team had the advantage. In the Class 3 District 7 semifinal game Wednesday night, the Cougars took that away...
    PALMYRA, Mo. — In the previous three meetings between the Highland and Palmyra boys basketball teams, the home team had the advantage. In the Class 3 District 7 semifinal game Wednesday night, the Cougars took that away...
  • Saukees draw up another winning play to upset top-seeded Auburn

    Saukees draw up another winning play to upset top-seeded Auburn

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:32 AM EST2015-02-26 11:32:32 GMT
    AUBURN, Ill. — Betting Auburn would take away the first option off the inbounds play, Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave figured there was enough time to explore other options and get a good look at a final shot...
    AUBURN, Ill. — Betting Auburn would take away the first option off the inbounds play, Pittsfield boys basketball coach Brad Tomhave figured there was enough time to explore other options and get a good look at a final shot...
  • Payson Seymour overcomes second-half struggles, advances to regional final

    Payson Seymour overcomes second-half struggles, advances to regional final

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:30 AM EST2015-02-26 11:30:38 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The luxury of a double-digit halftime lead was nearly squandered when the Payson Seymour boys basketball team lost its confidence in the second half Wednesday...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The luxury of a double-digit halftime lead was nearly squandered when the Payson Seymour boys basketball team lost its confidence in the second half Wednesday...
  • Griggsville-Perry doesn't let Unity score another postseason upset

    Griggsville-Perry doesn't let Unity score another postseason upset

    Thursday, February 26 2015 6:28 AM EST2015-02-26 11:28:43 GMT
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team knew it needed to take any hope away from Unity. The seventh-seeded Mustangs were fresh off an upset of second-seeded Liberty...
    MOUNT STERLING, Ill. — The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team knew it needed to take any hope away from Unity. The seventh-seeded Mustangs were fresh off an upset of second-seeded Liberty...
  • Hawks take preseason expectations in stride, prepare to be national contender

    Hawks take preseason expectations in stride, prepare to be national contender

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:12 PM EST2015-02-25 17:12:17 GMT
    Peter Cunningham understands the inherent advantages to playing on a fully turfed infield. "Like true hops," he said. Indeed, the senior third baseman and the rest of the Quincy University baseball team's infielders can count on a smoother playing surface once the renovation to QU Stadium's infield is complete, which is expected to be in time for the Hawks to open at home March 17 against Northwest Missouri State.
    Peter Cunningham understands the inherent advantages to playing on a fully turfed infield. "Like true hops," he said. Indeed, the senior third baseman and the rest of the Quincy University baseball team's infielders can count on a smoother playing surface once the renovation to QU Stadium's infield is complete, which is expected to be in time for the Hawks to open at home March 17 against Northwest Missouri State.

  • Boys basketball roundup: Oblinger's clutch shot helps Louisiana avoid district upset

    Boys basketball roundup: Oblinger's clutch shot helps Louisiana avoid district upset

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:04 PM EST2015-02-25 17:04:02 GMT
    Elijah Oblinger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the second-seeded Louisiana boys basketball team avoided an upset, beating seventh-seeded South Shelby 74-71 Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 5 quarterfinals in Sturgeon, Mo.

    Elijah Oblinger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 11 seconds remaining in overtime as the second-seeded Louisiana boys basketball team avoided an upset, beating seventh-seeded South Shelby 74-71 Tuesday night in the Class 2 District 5 quarterfinals in Sturgeon, Mo.


  • Girls basketball roundup: Palmyra closes out Mark Twain to reach district semifinals

    Girls basketball roundup: Palmyra closes out Mark Twain to reach district semifinals

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 12:01 PM EST2015-02-25 17:01:44 GMT
    The second-seeded Palmyra girls basketball team moved closer to playing for a Class 3 District 7 championship by pulling away early from Mark Twain for a 61-27 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals in Palmyra, Mo. Nicole Kroeger led Palmyra with a game-high 22 points, scoring 11 in the second quarter as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-6 to build a 14-point halftime advantage.
    The second-seeded Palmyra girls basketball team moved closer to playing for a Class 3 District 7 championship by pulling away early from Mark Twain for a 61-27 victory Tuesday night in the quarterfinals in Palmyra, Mo. Nicole Kroeger led Palmyra with a game-high 22 points, scoring 11 in the second quarter as the Lady Panthers outscored the Lady Tigers 17-6 to build a 14-point halftime advantage.
  • College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University men

    College basketball preview: Truman State at Quincy University men

    Wednesday, February 25 2015 11:59 AM EST2015-02-25 16:59:55 GMT
    Truman State (18-9, 10-7) at Quincy men (13-14, 7-10) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: Truman State is fighting for a better seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference...
    Truman State (18-9, 10-7) at Quincy men (13-14, 7-10) 7:30 p.m. Thursday º Pepsi Arena ESPN 1440 AM Scouting the Bulldogs: Truman State is fighting for a better seed in the Great Lakes Valley Conference...
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