Boys basketball preview: Quincy Notre Dame at Sacred Heart-Griffin

Posted: Feb. 5, 2013 2:41 am Updated: Feb. 26, 2013 4:15 am

Quincy Notre Dame boys (17-5) at Sacred Heart-Griffin (17-5)

7 p.m. Tuesday, Belz Gymnasium, Springfield, Ill.

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Scouting the Cyclones: Sacred Heart-Griffin enters the game after losing 46-39 decision to Chatham Glennwood Saturday. Malik Turner, a 6-foot-3 junior guard, leads the Cyclones with 10.9 points per game and he shoots 50 percent from the field. David Jacob, a 6-4 senior forward, provides SHG with toughness inside, averaging 6.3 rebounds to go along with 10.5 points per game. Kevin Zanger (41 percent), Ben Sestak (38) and Nate Lowis (37) give the Cyclones some threats around the perimeter.

Bouncing back: After dropping two straight, QND rebounded by grinding out wins over Chicago North Lawndale Prep (47-43) and Alton Marquette (56-52) at the KHQA/Subway Superfan Shootout last weekend at The Pit. The Raiders allowed the Phoenix to shoot 44 percent from the field, while only shooting 32 percent themselves, but found a way to win. Against the Explorers, it took some late free throws from Alex Fitch to win the game after the two teams were close throughout.

Last meeting: Fitch scored 13 points to help lead the Raiders past the Cyclones 50-40 at The Pit last season.

-- Josh Rizzo


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