Prep Girls Basketball

Missouri district roundup: Palmyra sets up showdown with Clark County

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The Palmyra girls basketball team is defending its home court quite nicely. It's going to get tougher to do as the deeper into the Class 3 District 13 tournament the Panthers get. Second-seeded Palmyra opened postseason play Monday night...

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Cardinals end Raiders' run one game shy of Redbird
Prep Girls Basketball

Cardinals end Raiders' run one game shy of Redbird

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The door was left open for the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team. Aysa Smith slammed it shut. Pleasant Plains led the Raiders 30-25 with five minutes remaining in Monday's Class 2A Jacksonville Super-Sectional at Illinois...

Raiders share wealth in regional opener
Prep Boys Basketball

Raiders share wealth in regional opener

RUSHVILLE, Ill. -- Although the Christmas holiday has long passed, the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball players have remained in the spirit of the season in one aspect in particular. Tis' better to give than to receive. That was the case Monday night...

Prep Boys Basketball

Illinois regional roundup: Hornets to face Eagles in semifinals

MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- The Brown County boys basketball team wanted a crack at the regional's top-seeded team on its own floor. A strong first half Monday night guaranteed it. The Hornets doubled up West Prairie by halftime and rolled to a 66-46 victory..

Vengeance in sight: Raiders rematch with Cardinals in super-sectional
Prep Girls Basketball

Vengeance in sight: Raiders rematch with Cardinals in super-sectional

QUINCY -- Monday, January 6, was a night the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team would like to forget. The Raiders suffered their first loss of the season to Pleasant Plains on a night where nothing clicked. The Cardinals started the game on an 11-0...

Hawks' victory comes in Vik of time
Men's College Basketball

Hawks' victory comes in Vik of time

QUINCY -- The matchup and the situation screamed for Viktor Kovacevic to be the primary target on the Quincy University men's basketball team's potential game-winning inbounds play. So why go anywhere else? The QU coaching staff agreed.

Women's College Basketball

College basketball roundup: Wildcats felled by late run

FAYETTE, Mo. -- The Culver-Stockton College women's basketball team couldn't stop a late run by Central Methodist before falling 83-74 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game and battle of NAIA-ranked teams Saturday at Puckett Fieldhouse. The...

Men's College Basketball

Trail Blazers take top spot in conference

DANVILLE, Ill. -- The John Wood Community College men's basketball team is ramping up as the season comes to a close. The Trail Blazers defeated Danville Area Community College 84-71 on Saturday afternoon for their sixth win in the last seven games.

Women's College Basketball

No. 1 Panthers overwhelm Hawks in historic loss

QUINCY -- The most troublesome and intimidating defense the Quincy University women's basketball team may ever face didn't seem so overwhelming at first. The Hawks beat Drury's full-court press on its first four possessions, took advantage...

Blue Devils' comeback falls short in overtime
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Blue Devils' comeback falls short in overtime

QUINCY -- As the deficit and the time remaining dwindled practically in unison, the Quincy High School boys basketball players found themselves on the verge of something unforgettable. A let's-relive-this-at-the-class-reunion kind of comeback was...