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Meny's strong start helps Palmyra boys reach Monroe City Tourney title game

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Trevor Meny didn't expect to have the start he enjoyed. "During warmups, I couldn't hit anything," Meny said. Meny's first basket was a 3-pointer, and he scored 13 of his team's first 22 points to help the Palmyra boys basketball team earn a 68-61 victory over Marion County on Thursday night in the semifinals of the 90th annual Monroe City Tournament.

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Monroe City creates havoc with full-court pressure against Marceline

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The memories of last season's dreadful 1-23 season are fading away for the Monroe City girls basketball team. The Lady Panthers picked up their fourth victory of the season in Wednesday's 59-38 victory over Marceline in the Monroe City Tournament semifinals. They will play the winner Thursday's Palmyra-Paris game in the tournament championship on Dec. 13.

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QND gets Bishop McNamara in opener of State Farm Holiday Classic

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The Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team didn't get the easiest of draws for the State Farm Holiday Classic, which begins Dec. 26 in Bloomington and Normal. The Raiders will open at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 26 against... More>>

Palmyra girls fight off late Paris rally to clinch title game berth

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A 12-0 fourth-quarter run gave Paris a one-point lead with 2 minutes, 33 seconds left to play in Thursday night's semifinal game against Palmyra in the 90th annual Monroe City Tournament. Haleigh Wosman felt the need to answer immediately. Wosman took the inbounds pass and drove to the basket, picking up a foul. She sank both free throws to return the lead to the Lady Panthers. Palmyra scored 8 of the game's last 10 points and defeated Paris 45-38, clinching a spot in the championship game.
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QHS girls can't recover from slow first half against undefeated Galesburg

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Quincy High School girls basketball coach Brad Bergman wants just one thing from his team. He wants them to play hard. "We are just trying to compete," Bergman said. "That word alone starts in practice, outside of practice and in games." Quincy got off to a rough start in its Western Big Six Conference game against Galesburg on Thursday night at John Thiel Gymnasium and never recovered, suffering a 63-40 loss.
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Basketball roundup: Griggsville-Perry reaches title game at North Greene

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Kaleb Bradshaw scored 18 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, to lead Griggsville-Perry to a 52-45 victory over Western and earn a spot in the championship game of the North Greene Spartan Classic in White Hall, Ill. Joe Myers had 16 points for the Tornadoes. Weston Billings led Western with 18 points.

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Foley's 23 points helps QND post fifth straight victory

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McKenzie Foley was comfortable playing suffocating defense during her freshman season on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team last year. Now a sophomore, she's not as comfortable with the extra offensive load she's shouldering, but no one could tell that Thursday night. Foley scored 23 points to lead the Lady Raiders to a 58-50 victory over Illini West at The Pit. QND has won five straight games since starting the year 0-3.
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Basketball roundup: Unity girls to play for title in own tournament, C-SC women lose on road

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Unity led from start to finish to defeat Western 49-33 in the semifinals of the Unity Tournament on Wednesday night in Mendon. The Lady Mustangs will go for their fourth consecutive tournament championship on Saturday against Knox County.
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Prep basketball preview: Quincy High School at United Township

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First-year QHS coach Andy Douglas promised this group would battle to the end. That's certainly been the case. Although the Blue Devils lost both games last weekend, the margin of defeat was eight points or less. More>>

Boys basketball roundup: Ard's 25 points not enough for Illini West against Monmouth-Roseville

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Nolan Ard hit two 3-pointers for Illini West in the fourth quarter and finished with 25 points, but Monmouth-Roseville hit 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to clinch a 63-57 victory Tuesday night in Monmouth. Braden Bennett added 13 points and Colton Mellinger added 12 for the Chargers. More>>

Girls basketball roundup: QND survives Bowling Green's rally, wins fourth straight

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The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team survived a fourth-quarter rally by Bowling Green to win 39-36 Tuesday night in Bowling Green, Mo. The Lady Raiders have won four straight games after losing their first three to start the season. QND led 34-23 after three quarters, but Bowling Green outscored the Lady Raiders 13-5 in the fourth quarter.

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Briscoe, Duchesne manhandle Raiders

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ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- Duchesne was the first of two physical teams the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team will face this weekend. Friday night's 66-51 loss to the Pioneers left the Raiders battered.
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Palmyra's late free throws seals victory over Canton

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CANTON, Mo. -- Chase Lackey saw the Canton basketball team didn't want to foul Palmyra's Trevor Meny. The Tigers wanted to put Lackey on the line. More>>

Palmyra buries 3-pointers, Canton in blowout victory

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CANTON, Mo. -- Palmyra's Kaley Augspurg and Nicole Kroeger had a lot of open 3-point looks in the first quarter against Canton, and they weren't afraid to take the shots. Augspurg and Kroeger hit a combined six 3-pointers in a 24-point opening quarter, leading the Palmyra girls basketball team to a 67-34 victory Friday night. More>>

QND rallies to force overtime, falls short against Macomb

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QUINCY -- Despite all the turnovers and a six-point halftime deficit, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team had a chance to grab a victory. The Raiders rallied from an eight-point second-half deficit to force overtime after guard Carter Cramsey made a contested layup with 6.2 seconds remaining to tie the game at 38. More>>

Scouting the State: Taylor, Crimsons knock off Lincoln in CS8 opener

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Reporters covering the Central State Eight Conference suggested on social media the boys basketball title chase could be a wide open race.  Sean Taylor and the Jacksonville Crimsons blew it wide open last Saturday. Coaching in his first CS8 game in the spotlight of the Capital City Classic at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, the former Quincy High School coach guided the Crimsons to a 52-47 victory over defending CS8 co-champion Lincoln. More>>

GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Blue Devils' second half rally falls short in Monmouth

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The Quincy High School girls basketball team's furious rally fell just short in a 45-41 loss to Monmouth-Roseville Monday night in Monmouth. After falling behind by 14 points at the end of the first quarter and 15 points at halftime, Quincy slowly chipped away at the deficit and cut Monmouth's lead to a point in the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils had two chances to take the lead but couldn't convert.
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