Name game: Summers' career achievements make her known commodity
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Name game: Summers' career achievements make her known commodity

MONROE CITY, Mo. Cody Leonard didn't understand why Jada Summers seemed so agitated. During a shootout last summer at Northwest Missouri State University, the Monroe City girls basketball team faced an unfamiliar opponent that appeared plenty familiar wit

All-Area Girls Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention
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All-Area Girls Basketball: First Team Profiles, Second Team and Honorable Mention

Second team Hallie Dyer, G, Soph., Monroe City Bella Falconer, F, Fr., Hannibal Audrey Fohey, G, Sr., Palmyra Ally Heldt, G, Sr., Brown County Emma Knipe, G, Sr., West Hancock Addi Miller, G, Sr., Unity Sarah Nelson, F, Sr., Quincy Meredith O'Neal, G, Sr.

Long guides C-SE back to sectionals, gets revenge along the way
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Long guides C-SE back to sectionals, gets revenge along the way

CAMP POINT, Ill. All the practice and preparation led to this. The Central-Southeastern girls basketball team eyed a rematch with Eureka with the chance to get one step closer to another sectional championship. It's everything Panthers coach Matt Long and

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Girls Basketball Statistical Leaders: 2018-19

SCORING Player GP Pts PPG Laney Lantz, Cen 28 664 23.7 Jada Summers, MonC  28 624 22.3 Laken Hugenberg, Canton 27 494 19.8 Sydney Hummert, QND 27 520 19.3 Kennedy Flanagan, High 23 415 18.0 Sidney Miller, KnoxC 26 436 16.8 Ally Heldt, BC 29 476 16.4 Kaitl

Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention
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Shootout teams ending season in trophy contention

Over the past month, organizers of the Quincy Shootout have begun to unveil the teams committed to playing in next year's third annual event. It's creating a must-see vibe. Nationally ranked Modesto (Calif.) Christian, three-time state champion...

Defense helping Trail Blazers peak at right time
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Defense helping Trail Blazers peak at right time

It became as visible as ever Sunday afternoon, but Cory Miller Jr. believes the defensive effort carrying the John Wood Community College men's basketball team to the national tournament has been building to a crescendo. "We're peaking when we want...

Blazing start carries JWCC to region championship
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Blazing start carries JWCC to region championship

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The reaction said it all. On the John Wood Community College men's basketball team's first possession of Sunday's Region 24 Tournament championship game, the Trail Blazers swung the ball to Cory Miller Jr. in the left corner.

Bevans steps into starting role, gives Trail Blazers lift
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Bevans steps into starting role, gives Trail Blazers lift

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- A knee injury forced Eric Easter to suit up for Sunday's Region 24 Tournament championship in sweatpants and a t-shirt, and it forced John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt to alter his starting lineup.

Trail Blazers tough enough to reach Region 24 title game
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Trail Blazers tough enough to reach Region 24 title game

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- The difference may be toughness. In that regard, Cory Miller Jr. believes the John Wood Community College men's basketball team has an edge. "I'm confident we're ready to play them based on the schedule Coach (Brad) Hoyt put...

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IHSA hands out double forfeit to Farragut, North Lawndale

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- The Illinois High School Association handed out a double forfeit to the Chicago Farragut and North Lawndale boys basketball teams after a brawl broke out late in the fourth quarter of Friday night's Class 3A sectional championship game