Pressure cooker: Blue Devils, Raiders aim to make life difficult on each other

QUINCY -- Looking back, Jirehl Brock understands what pressure-packed means. Last December, Brock played in his first Quincy High School vs. Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball game and it challenged his ability to stay focused and emotionally...

Prep Girls Basketball

Slow start, struggling finish for Tigers

CENTER, Mo. -- The Mark Twain girls basketball team trailed by only eight points at halftime Friday night, but the Tigers were held to single-digit scoring in each of the final two quarters of a 51-35 loss to Clopton. The Tigers (3-5) were held...

Prep Girls Basketball

Bullodgs pound Pirates in NCMC play

MEXICO, Mo. -- Mariah Strong led the Hannibal girls basketball team with nine points Friday in a 65-30 North Central Missouri Conference loss to Mexico. The Pirates scored just six points in the first quarter and fell behind 18-6. The Bulldogs rolled...

Prep Girls Basketball

Tigers unable to catch up at free-throw line

MEMPHIS, Mo. -- Free-throw struggles in the second half derailed the Scotland County girls basketball team's comeback effort in a 42-34 loss to Harrisburg in Lewis and Clark Conference action Friday night. The Tigers went 4 of 11 from the line...

Prep Girls Basketball

Miller, Eagles roll to conference victory

EDINA, Mo. -- A five-point lead at the end of the first quarter ballooned to 21 points by halftime as the Knox County girls basketball team rolled to a 60-28 victory over Westran in Lewis and Clark conference action Friday night. Sidney Miller...

Prep Boys Basketball

Summers powers Panthers to another victory

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Jada Summers scored 31 points to lead the Monroe City girls basketball team to a 66-40 victory over Van-Far on Friday night. The sixth-ranked Panthers (8-0) trailed 14-12 after the first quarter but held the Indians...

Titans stay undefeated after strong start
Prep Boys Basketball

Titans stay undefeated after strong start

BARRY, Ill. -- Logan Dorethy led the West Hancock boys basketball team with 23 points in a 61-39 victory over Western Friday night. Dorethy scored 12 points in the first half as West Hancock (9-0) led 34-18 at halftime. He added 11 more in the second half.

Prep Boys Basketball

Panthers lock down defensively in fourth quarter

MENDON, Ill. -- The Palmyra boys basketball team held Unity scoreless for the final 3 minutes and 30 seconds to win 59-53 Friday night. Laithan Sublette and Landon Lucas sank a pair of 3-pointers to put Palmyra ahead with 5:50 left in the game. Unity trail

Prep Boys Basketball

Richards scores 28 as Louisiana wins CCC game

LOUISIANA, Mo. -- Derek Richards scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Louisiana boys basketball team to a 72-32 Clarence Cannon Conference victory over Brookfield Friday. Richards did his scoring early with 20 first-quarter points to give Louisiana (4-

Men's College Basketball

Trail Blazers rally in second half

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team erupted for 40 second-half points to rally for a 62-55 victory over Carl Sandburg Friday night at the Student Activity Center. JWCC (7-5) trailed 29-22 at halftime and missed all eight 3-point

Women's College Basketball

JWCC women earn first victory

QUINCY -- The John Wood Community College women's basketball team picked up its first victory of the season with a 62-32 rout of Carl Sandburg Friday night at the Student Activity Center. After leading 27-16 at halftime, the Trail Blazers (1-10) used an 18