Quincy boys (16-7, 6-2) at Alleman (6-16, 1-7)
7:30 p.m. Friday, Don Morris Gym, Rock Island, Ill.
ESPN 1440 AM
Scouting the Pioneers: Alleman is struggling, having lost seven games in a row and now sits in the cellar of the Western Big Six Conference standings. The biggest issue is offense. The Pioneers are the lowest-scoring team in the WB6, averaging 42.3 points per game. In the seven-game losing streak, however, that average dips to 37 points.
Senior guard Adam Hoogerwerf leads the Pioneers in scoring at 11.3 points per game, but the Pioneers struggle to score in the frontcourt. They also get beat on the boards. Alleman has only one player averaging more than four rebounds per game in WB6 play
History repeats itself?: The last time the Blue Devils closed the regular season with back-to-back WB6 road games was the 2004-05 season when Quincy beat Galesburg 82-54 and Moline 51-43. Last year, the Blue Devils closed the regular season at home against Alleman and Rock Island, winning both to capture a share of the WB6 title.
If Quincy wins its final two WB6 games this season, it wins the conference title outright.
The series: Quincy leads the all-time series 74-11.
-- Matt Schuckman