Boys basketball preview: Quincy Notre Dame boys at Peoria Notre Dame

Posted: Feb. 16, 2013 12:58 am Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 1:15 am

Quincy Notre Dame boys (19-6) at Peoria Notre Dame (14-11)

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Peoria, Ill.

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Scouting the Irish: Peoria Notre Dame is led in scoring by 6-foot-2 guard Nic Reynolds, who averages 16.5 points per game. Junior Shea Feehan, a 6 foot junior forward, and 6-6 sophomore center Peter Hanley, also average 13.2 and 11 points per game, respectively. Hanley shoots 60 percent from the field. Nick Bell, a 5-11 junior guard, leads the Irish in rebounding with 7.3 per game.

Road woes: After winning its first three road games over Southeastern, Central and Palmyra, the Raiders have gone 0-4 away from The Pit. The Raiders have dropped games to Breese Mater Dei (56-49), Columbia Hickman (55-50), Peoria Manual (64-59) and Sacred Heart-Griffin (64-58). QND led in the second half in all four of its road losses. The Raiders last road win -- excluding the State Farm Holiday Classic, which is considered a neutral floor -- was a 84-49 win over Palmyra Dec. 11.

Last time out: Alex Altmix scored a team-high 10 points, but it wasn't enough to help QND as the Irish pulled out a 62-54 win at The Pit.


-- Josh Rizzo


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