Prep Basketball Preview: QND at Peoria Manual

Posted: Jan. 19, 2013 1:36 am Updated: Feb. 9, 2013 2:15 am

Quincy Notre Dame (15-3) at  Peoria Manual (12-4)
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Manual High School
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Scouting the Rams: Manual, the No. 8 ranked team in Class 3A, will go about 10 deep and features considerable size and scoring in the frontcourt. Kashmere Hughes, a 6-foot-6 senior forward, leads the team with 14.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Delano Jones, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, is third in scoring with 11.6 points and second in rebounds with 5.5 per game. Darryl Howell, Javon Lee and Justin Williams also round out the Rams' starting lineup. Williams averages 11.7 points per game and shoot 33 percent from the 3-point line.

Trending: The Raiders earned 35 trips to the free throw line, converting 22 of them, during their 52-47 win over Jacksonville last Saturday.

Last time: Connor Mellon scored a team-high 16 points for QND, but the Raiders fell 76-56 to the No. 1 ranked Rams at The Pit.

— Josh Rizzo