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Boys basketball preview: Jacksonville at QND

Posted: Jan. 12, 2013 2:19 am Updated: Jan. 26, 2013 3:15 am

Jacksonville (10-5) at Quincy Notre Dame (14-3)

7:30 p.m. Saturday, The Pit

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Scouting the Crimsons: Jacksonville runs the triangle offense that is led by 6-foot-5 forward Josh Peak, who averages 16.5 points per game and shoots 65.2 percent from the field. The Crimsons are led in rebounding by 6-7 forward Blake Hance, who averages 4.6 rebounds, and 6-5 Dalton Keene, who averages 6.6 rebounds and 8.5 points per game. Jacksonville averages 58 points per game. Brendan Barlow, Payton Dugan and Diontue Armstrong will be the first three off the bench for the Crimsons.

Bench boost: QND will look for increased production off its bench, which is averaging nine points per game off the bench in its last five games.

Last time: QND lost to Jacksonville 61-55 on the road. The Raiders were outrebounded 33-17 and outscored 29-15 in the second half. Alex Fitch led QND with 21 points.

-- Josh Rizzo

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