Raiders dominate first half in easy victory
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Raiders dominate first half in easy victory

QUINCY -- Friday night's boys basketball game between St. Francis de Sales and Quincy Notre Dame was close through ... um ... er ... Warmups? The national anthem? Folks, it never was close. The Raiders scored the first 18 points of the game and 35 of the

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Blue Devils' confidence grows as injury creates adversity
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Blue Devils' confidence grows as injury creates adversity

QUINCY -- Of all the lessons the Quincy High School boys basketball team learned Thursday night, the most valuable is also the most worrisome. The Blue Devils figured out they can withstand an injury. Still, how long senior point guard Aaron Shoot...

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Unity boys even record at Beardstown Tournament

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. -- The Unity boys basketball team bounced back from a sluggish first quarter to beat Southeastern 45-28 Friday night at the Beardstown Tournament. The Mustangs led 8-5 after the first quarter and outscored the Suns 14-8 in the second...

Let it rain: Blue Devils make 15 treys in victory
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Let it rain: Blue Devils make 15 treys in victory

QUINCY -- The Quincy High School boys basketball players knew it wouldn't be easy to replace Aaron Shoot. Friday night, the efficieny of the offense made it easy to forget the senior guard wasn't there. Junior guard Jaeden Smith made five 3-pointers...

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Prep Basketball Preview: Soldan at QND

The Tigers opened the season last Saturday with a 68-51 loss in the PHL Preseason Shootout to Northwest Academy, the defending Class 3 state champions in Missouri and Quincy High School's opponent in the QHS Thanksgiving Tournament on Saturday night.

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Prep Basketball Preview: St. Francis de Sales at QND

St. Francis de Sales at QND When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: The Pit Records: St. Francis de Sales--1-2. QND--0-0. Radio: WTAD 930 AM; updates on WGEM 105.1 FM Inside the matchup: The Pioneers went 10-15 last season, losing to Chicago Hope by one point...

Williams pushes Panthers to win in double OT
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Williams pushes Panthers to win in double OT

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Cole Williams had a clutch 3-point play in the second overtime Friday to lead the Central boys basketball team past Liberty 60-57 at the Pittsfield Turkey Tournament. Jalan Vance also had two clutch free throws for the Panthers...

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Wildcats pitch shutout in overtime

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Western boys basketball team held Lovejoy scoreless in overtime to earn a 70-64 victory Friday at the Saukee Turkey Tournament. The game was tied at 47 late in the fourth quarter. Lovejoy missed a free throw and Western...

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Saukees struggle offensively in loss

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- The Beardstown girls basketball team limited Pittsfield to just five field goals Friday in a 37-22 win at the Lady Hornet Classic. The Saukees trailed 29-20 entering the final quarter and could only score two points...

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Hammel, Titans roll to victory

BUSHNELL, Ill. -- Drake Hammel led the West Hancock boys basketball team with 19 points in a 57-24 victory over West Prairie at the Spoon River Tip-Off Classic on Friday night. Logan Dorethy scored seven of his nine points in the first quarter...