History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale
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History on Blue Devils' minds heading into WB6 finale

Aaron Shoot was curious if the Quincy High School boys basketball team had the opportunity to add another historic mark to a milestone-filled season. So into the archives we went. What piqued Shoot's interest is the fact Quincy can finish...

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Monroe City finally solves box-and-one, advances to semifinals
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Monroe City finally solves box-and-one, advances to semifinals

By the time the Monroe City and Palmyra boys basketball teams got to their fourth meeting of the season, both sides had seen just about everything the other could throw at the other. The box-and-1 defense that Palmyra used Wednesday night, however, was a curveball.

Porter's 3-pointer gives Illini West third shot at West Hancock
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Porter's 3-pointer gives Illini West third shot at West Hancock

With his team trailing by two points and 15 seconds left to play in Wednesday's Class 2A Havana Regional semifinal, Illini West boys basketball Bill Rasmussen kept his message to his team short and sweet. "I'd like to tell you I drew up some magical play, but actually I just told them to get the ball to Jackson (Porter) and get out of the way," Rasmussen said.

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Quincy now seventh in Class 4A poll; West Hancock at No. 2 in 2A, Payson Seymour at No. 5 in 1A

Illinois High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Poll Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Simeon (9) 25-3 90 1 2. Belleville West 23-2 75 3 3. Curie 22-3 74 2

Bloody good show: Voth leads Unity's fourth-quarter comeback
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Bloody good show: Voth leads Unity's fourth-quarter comeback

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Logan Voth played the final quarter with gauze in his nose after getting elbowed while going for a rebound late in the third quarter. When he got hit, he didn't want to come out of the game, even with blood gushing everywhere. "We had t

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Johnson breaks Ernst's single-season record at C-SC

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Junior Mike Johnson set the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball record for most points in a season after scoring 22 points in a 99-81 loss to Mount Mercy Wednesday night in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. Johnson, a

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Harper's free throws give C-SC come-from-behind victory

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Carly Harper made two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in regulation to lift the Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team to a 68-66 victory over Mount Mercy on Wednesday night in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. C

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Top-seeded Clark County avoids upset bid by Mark Twain

HIGHLAND, Mo. -- The Clark County boys basketball team got a scare from Mark Twain in the first round of Class 3 District 8 tournament at Highland on Wednesday, but it prevailed 67-57. The halftime score was tied at 32, and Mark Twain led the top-seeded I

Dooley leads third-quarter push for No. 2 West Hancock
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Dooley leads third-quarter push for No. 2 West Hancock

HAVANA, Ill. -- The West Hancock boys basketball team had four players score in double digits Wednesday as it cruised to a 76-46 victory in the Class 2A Havana Regional semifinal over Havana. The Titans, ranked No. 2 in the Class 2A state poll, led 35-26 a

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Highland hangs with top-seeded Hallsville for half

EWING, Mo. -- The Highland boys basketball team lost to Hallsville 61-41 in a Class 3 District 8 tournament Wednesday. Highland (1-26) trailed by only one point at halftime, but Graham Moser scored 11 third-quarter points and helped give the Indians a 44-