Boys basketball preview: QND at Hickman

Posted: Jan. 3, 2013 4:20 am Updated: Jan. 24, 2013 4:21 am

Quincy Notre Dame (13-2)  at Columbia Hickman (10-1)

7:45 p.m. Friday, Columbia, Mo.

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Scouting the Kewpies: Columbia Hickman hasn't played since Dec. 22 but plays Fatima on Friday. In the Kewpies last game, Hickman rolled to an 85-44 win over Smith-Cotton. The Kewpies rode the scoring of Jimmy Whitt (22 points) and Mason Murray (19) to lead their high-tempo attack. Hickman is on a four-winning losing streak and its only loss of the season was a 67-59 loss to Truman. The Kewpies are allowing 68 points per game.

Free-throw woes:
The Raiders have shot 42 percent (15 of 36) from the free-throw line in their last two games.

Last meeting:
QND beat Hickman 63-47 behind a double-double from Connor Mellon, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

— Josh Rizzo

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