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Free throws help Unity boys hold off Liberty for regional win

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Unity boys basketball team made 14 of 22 free throws during the fourth quarter to hold off Liberty for a 47-34 victory in the first round of the Class 1A Central Regional on Monday night. Unity (13-16) will play fourth-seeded Spring

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Vance's free throws help Central seal victory
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Vance's free throws help Central seal victory

CAMP POINT, Ill. -- The Central boys basketball team allowed just nine points in the first half and defeated Southeastern 46-36 in the first round of the Class 1A Central Regional on Monday night. Central's Jalan Vance made 11 of 18 free throws in the four

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Crane leads Wolves to comeback victory in regional opener

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- Dalton Crane's steal and three-point play with 14 seconds remaining put the Pleasant Hill basketball team ahead 42-39, and the Wolves went on to win 44-41 over South County in the first round of the Class 1A Jacksonville Routt Regiona

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Beardstown overcomes 20-point deficit in fourth quarter to stun Pittsfield

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- The Pittsfield boys basketball team led by as many as 20 points in the fourth quarter, but Beardstown rallied to win 53-52 on Prince Domitien's driving basket in the lane with eight seconds left in a first-round game Monday night at the

Handling the Pressure: Blue Devils' Ary never let brain condition deter love for game
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Handling the Pressure: Blue Devils' Ary never let brain condition deter love for game

The cookies were a sweet reward Jacob Ary and his teammates hungrily gobbled up. That likely would have been the case had the Quincy High School boys basketball team not beaten Rock Island in overtime on the road, but the fact the Blue Devils coupled a significant Western Big Six Conference victory with Jacob's pending 18th birthday made the night complete.

Blue Devils make sure WB6 title is all their own
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Blue Devils make sure WB6 title is all their own

EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- With the third quarter winding down and the opportunity to clinch the team's first outright Western Big Six Conference title since 2007, the Quincy High School boys basketball team found its moment. Leading United Township by two point

QHS Notebook: Blue Devils spend overnight playing Fortnite, Smith finds stroke, Brock gets dunk
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QHS Notebook: Blue Devils spend overnight playing Fortnite, Smith finds stroke, Brock gets dunk

GENEVA, Ill. -- It's safe to say that Jaeden Smith and the Quincy High School boys basketball team is competitive. Just hours after beating United Township 56-41 and clinching the program's first outright Western Big Six title since 2007 on Friday night,

Payson Seymour enters start of postseason play with heavy hearts
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Payson Seymour enters start of postseason play with heavy hearts

PAYSON, Ill. The Payson Seymour boys basketball team, ranked third in the Class 1A state poll, enters regional play this week with the hope of making the school's first trip to the state basketball tournament. However, their thoughts also are with a teamm

Dominant second quarter helps Blue Devils win 20th game
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Dominant second quarter helps Blue Devils win 20th game

GENEVA, Ill. -- Jaeden Smith and the Quincy High School boys basketball team couldn't have drawn up a more perfect second quarter. Clinging to an 8-point lead after the first quarter, Smith and the Blue Devils wanted to get more cushion between them and Ge

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Jones helps Hannibal improve to 9-2 in NCMC

MARSHALL, Mo. -- Dezi Jones led the Hannibal boys basketball team with 28 points in a 65-45 victory over North Central Missouri Conference foe Marshall on Saturday afternoon. The Pirates (14-10, 9-2 NCMC) took a 30-18 lead at halftime after outscoring Mars

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