Highland off to hot start for second straight season
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Highland off to hot start for second straight season

EWING, Mo. -- The Highland girls basketball team is off to an undefeated start for the second straight season, but there's a difference between the two starts. "Last year, we knew we were the underdogs, and we aren't this year," senior guard Kaitlin Benson

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Prep roundup: Boulware's free throw caps Clark County comeback
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Prep roundup: Boulware's free throw caps Clark County comeback

Aubry Boulware's free throw with four seconds remaining gave the Clark County girls basketball team a 51-50 victory over Keokuk (Iowa) on Monday night. The Indians trailed the entire game until Alexis Ellison made a 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining to put th

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Prep roundup: Highland makes 10 3-pointers in rout

EWING, Mo. -- The Highland boys basketball team made 10 3-pointers in a 63-29 rout of Scotland County on Monday night. The Cougars held Scotland County (0-4) to two points in the first quarter. Kaden Koch led the Cougars with 14 points. Dylan Schroeder had

Ippensen healthy after knee surgery, focusing on ending career on high note
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Ippensen healthy after knee surgery, focusing on ending career on high note

CAMP POINT, Ill. One serious knee injury can be a major setback in any athlete's career. Two serious injuries, however, could derail a career. Lane Ippensen wasn't about to let that happen. Ippensen, a 6-foot-3 senior forward for the Central boys basketba

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Game Preview: QND at Palmyra

QND at Palmyra When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Where: Palmyra High School. Records: QND -- 4-2. Palmyra -- 4-1. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM, WTAD 930 AM/103.3 FM Extra points: The Panthers won their first four games against Canton, Louisiana, Mark Twain and Paris, but th

Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer happy with defensive effort on Jones
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Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer happy with defensive effort on Jones

It seems odd to believe that a basketball team played well on defense when allowing one player to score 30 points, but a case could be made for Quincy Notre Dame against Hannibal's Dezi Jones. Jones scored 30 points on 12-for-26 shooting ...

Hawks survive scare from NAIA opponent HLGU
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Hawks survive scare from NAIA opponent HLGU

QUINCY -- Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal wants to see his team sustain leads and put away games. The Hawks didn't do that Saturday afternoon, and it nearly cost them a victory over an NAIA opponent. Hannibal-LaGrange University er

Boys basketball roundup: Monroe City routs Palmyra for tourney title
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Boys basketball roundup: Monroe City routs Palmyra for tourney title

The first quarter seemed to have the makings for a close championship game in the 94th annual Monroe City Tournament. The host Monroe City boys basketball team had a different idea. Monroe City outscored Palmyra 22-5 in the second quarter and ran away wit

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Girls basketball roundup: Summers' effort not enough for Panthers

Jada Summers scored 28 points, but the Monroe City girls basketball team fell to 52-47 to Paris in Saturday's Monroe City Tournament championship game. Summers scored 17 of her points after halftime, but couldn't overcome the two-point halftime deficit. P

Men's College Basketball

Men's college basketball roundup: Johnson scores 29 for Wildcats

Mike Johnson didn't get a break for the Culver-Stockton College men's basketball team Saturday. For his effort, Johnson scored a game-high 29 points and led C-SC to an 82-75 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory over Baker at Charles Field House. J