CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Justin Ellison wasn't sure what to expect when he applied for the Illini West boys basketball coaching position. "I heard about the job opening through the grapevine and gave it a shot," Ellison said. "I figured, ‘What's the worst that co
It seemed like the most absurd thing I had heard, yet everyone around me was inclined to do it. They openly rooted for Springfield Lanphier. This was 1983. I was nine years old when the Lions knocked the Quincy High School boys basketball team...
QUINCY -- Aaron Shoot knew subconsciously where his destiny lied. When the radio broadcast of a Quincy High School boys basketball game is part of the soundtrack to your birth, you're bound to be a Blue Devil, right? "It's in my blood," Shoot said...
QUINCY -- The coaching office was empty when Andy Douglas walked in and sat down. He was about to be formally introduced as the next Quincy High School boys basketball coach during a press conference at Blue Devil Gym in April 2014, but he needed...
Second team Easton Billings, Senior, Western Macker Little, Senior, Quincy Notre Dame Lance Logsdon, Senior, Canton Grant Peters, Senior, Mark Twain Peyton Plunkett, Senior, Palmyra Tommy Ray, Junior, Notre Dame Derek Richards, Junior, Louisiana Zeb Riney
SCORING Player G Pts Avg Dezi Jones, Hann 24 676 28.2 C.E. Talton, MCity 29 722 24.9 Derek Richards, La 26 548 21.1 Jackson Porter, IWest 29 585 20.2 Grant Peters, MTw 25 501 20.0 Chandler Bevans, CC 27 530 19.6 Trevor Voss, Pay-Sey 29
PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Team Pepsi rallied from an 11-point deficit in the second quarter to beat Team Mountain Dew 122-112 in the WBBA All-Star Classic Saturday night at Voshall Gym. Team Pepsi trailed 54-47 at halftime but scored 37 points in the third quart
CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Bill Rasmussen never figured he'd be the head boys basketball coach at Illini West for four years. In fact, he twice had plans to step down and allow a younger assistant coach to take over, only to see both coaches leave Hancock County f
Aaron Shoot didn't give in to the notion that a comeback seemed impossible, no matter how much the Quincy High School boys basketball team's deficit was. But it grew and grew and grew. Belleville West ripped off a 19-0 run in the first quarter to seize control of Tuesday night's Class 4A sectional semifinal, had a 30-point advantage at halftime and led by as many as 44 points in the second half.
ALTON, Ill. -- Joe Muniz's concerns were warranted. The Belleville West boys basketball team hadn't seen many zone defenses this season and hardly anything that resembled the 1-2-2 ball press Quincy High School employs. "Being a Collinsville guy, that's al