Blowout turns into battle for Raiders

The first quarter was a breeze for the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team. The rest of the game was a fight. The Raiders turned the ball over 10 times in the second and third quarter while making just six shots, and they let the lead dwindle to 10 points before finally putting away Central 49-34 on Friday night in the Pit.

Men's College Basketball

Sports briefs: HLGU teams sweep home doubleheader

HANNIBAL, Mo. Trojans rally to beat Vikings Trailing by seven points at halftime, the Hannibal-LaGrange University men's basketball team rallied to take an eight-point lead with seven minutes remaining in the game and held on for a 68-67 victory...

Prep Girls Basketball

Unity eighth grade girls finish as state runner-ups

HAVANA, Ill. -- The Unity eighth grade girls basketball team led by two points at halftime Thursday night. That lead didn't last. Paris Crestwood outscored Unity 11-7 in the fourth quarter to earn a 36-31 victory in the Illinois Elementary School...

Prep Girls Basketball

Crusaders finish perfect season with title

GERMANTOWN HILLS, Ill. -- The only undefeated team remaining in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 3A eighth grade state tournament field never had its unblemished record threatened. The Quincy Crusaders led from start to finish...

Hummert's career night carries Raiders
Prep Girls Basketball

Hummert's career night carries Raiders

QUINCY -- Sydney Hummert had a night to remember. The junior forward on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team erupted for a career-high 33 points to lead the Raiders to a 68-44 West Central conference victory over Macomb on Thursday night...

Prep Girls Basketball

Prep roundup: Mustangs put together tide-turning run

A 14-0 run that started late in the first half help the Unity girls basketball team earn a 59-51 victory over Canton, Mo., on Thursday night in Mendon, Ill. Kaylee Nichols' 3-pointer gave Unity the lead for good at 21-20 with 1 minute, 10 seconds...

Big Maddie and Little Maddie: Having same name makes life interesting for QND seniors
Prep Girls Basketball

Big Maddie and Little Maddie: Having same name makes life interesting for QND seniors

QUINCY -- They share the same name, they play the same sports, and their birthday is only two days apart in May. They even had the same first part-time job at a local grocery store. It only makes sense that they essentially share the same nickname.

Prep Boys Basketball

Game Preview: Central at QND

Central at QND When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: The Pit. Records: Central -- 4-2. QND -- 4-3. Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM. Extra points: The Panthers have had a full squad for a little more than two weeks, thanks to the success of the Central football team that fin

Prep Boys Basketball

Game preview: Rock Island at Quincy High School

Rock Island at QHS When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Where: Blue Devil Gym Records: Rock Island -- 5-3 (1-1 Western Big Six Conference). QHS -- 1-5 (1-1 WB6). Radio: WGEM 1440 AM, WTAD 930 AM, QCSports.net Extra points: The Rocks find themselves in a spot...

Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer wants to get team healthy by weekend
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Beyond the Boxscore: Meyer wants to get team healthy by weekend

PALMYRA, Mo. -- Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball coach Kevin Meyer hopes his team can get healthy quickly before a home game on Friday against Central and a trip to Blue Devil Gym on Saturday. Senior Dylan Foley, averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds th

Beyond the Boxscore: Orne to miss eighth-grade championship game
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Beyond the Boxscore: Orne to miss eighth-grade championship game

Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball coach Eric Orne will be at Thursday's West Central Conference game against Macomb in the Pit, but he'll be thinking about another game as well that night. The Quincy Catholic eighth grade girls team will be playing for t