The Batavia boys basketball team found a little fool's gold Saturday night at Blue Devil Gym. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they were playing right into Quincy High School's hands. After their mix of full-... More>>
The Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team got right back on the winning track. Two days after suffering their first loss of the season, the 18th-ranked Wildcats outscored No. 15 MidAmerica Nazarene ... More>>
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. -- Quincy High School boys basketball coach Sean Taylor needs to take out the highlighter and mark the third quarters in the scorebook so heavily his Blue Devils take notice. "We've got to score points in the third quarter," Taylor lamented. "In three of our four games, we have...
C.J. Carr is the known commodity. Tyler Hall isn't, at least not to the basketball fans who fill Western Big Six Conference gyms on wintry Friday nights. In due time, that's going to change, especially if the Rock Island backcourt lives up to expectations. Carr, Hall and Trey Sigel are being touted... More>>
MONROE CITY, Mo. — The Louisiana boys basketball team had been efficient in building a 16-point halftime lead Monday night. It hardly compared to how good the Bulldogs were in the third quarter. Second-seeded Louisiana scored 33 points in the quarter... More>>
MACOMB, Ill. -- Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Bob Sheffield believes one solid shooting effort could turn things around. He's not saying it takes a whole game. "We've got to start with one quarter," Sheffield said. So far, that's been a struggle ... More>>
MENDON, Ill. -- Liberty boys basketball coach Andy Douglas expected a physical game Saturday. Unity provided one. "It was a dogfight," Douglas said. "They always play extremely hard and are very well coached in that... More>>
PALMYRA, Mo. -- Palmyra boys basketball coach Brian Meny knows the old adage, "You live by the three and die by the three." Friday night, the Panthers were living right. "We can do that a lot," Meny said of his... More>>
PALMYRA, Mo. -- Chris Parsons knows the Palmyra girls basketball team is talented. He also knows there is room for improvement. "I thought offensively we pushed the ball well," the Lady Panthers coach said.... More>>
Kristen Gengenbacher's offensive numbers were eye-popping Friday night. Her defense, though, told the tale. "We always say in practice that defense turns into offense," said Gengenbacher, the point guard on the... More>>
The Griggsville-Perry boys basketball team stepped it up at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter Friday night to beat Western 67-57 at home. The Tornadoes went 17 of 20 at the line in the final quarter. Isaac King led the Tornadoes' charge by scoring nine of his 12 points in the fourth ...
Abbey Rich scored from beneath the basket with eight seconds left to help the North Shelby girls basketball team to a 41-40 victory over South Shelby Friday night. Alecia Brown had put South Shelby in front by one with a turnaround jumper with one minute left ...
EAST MOLINE, Ill. -- With six freshmen and a pair of sophomores on its varsity roster, the Quincy High School girls basketball team has undergone more than its share of growing pains. Thursday night, the pain got a little worse. The Blue Devils suffered an early blow when they lost... More>>
Scouting the Rocks: Ranked seventh in Class 4A in the preseason state poll, Rock Island enters the season looking for its fifth straight Western Big Six Conference championship. The Rocks were the overwhelming favorite to win the WB6 in a poll of media members largely because... More>>
PHILADELPHIA, Mo. — The Marion County and North Shelby boys basketball teams picked up right where they left off. The Mustangs and Raiders needed overtime to decide last winter's Class 1 district championship, and they needed two overtimes to figure out who would win Tuesday night's game... More>>
A year ago, Conner Beardsley enjoyed a coming-of-age moment when he made critical free throws in the fourth quarter to help the Western boys basketball team beat Griggsville-Perry. Tuesday night, Beardsley found himself in nearly the same position. He handled it just as maturely... More>>
Illini West girls basketball coach Grant Surprenant found it simply to pinpoint why Unity held a four-point halftime lead Tuesday night. "We missed too many easy baskets," Surprenant said. The Chargers gave up a few easy ones, too. That changed in the second half... More>>
Only three boys basketball players in the history of the Western Big Six Conference have scored more than 2,000 career points. Could it become a foursome in the near future? Well, Galesburg junior forward Grant Gibson is halfway there a little more than halfway through... More>>
First-year Highland girls basketball coach Kyle Ellison learned a valuable lesson about his team Monday night. The Cougars have poise. After erasing a six-point third quarter deficit, Highland was unable to close out of the victory in regulation as Hannibal's Anasia Elder... More>>