QU basketball notebook: Webster's talents include singing
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QU basketball notebook: Webster's talents include singing

Anika Webster's talents are seemingly endless. Her leadership, meanwhile, is undeniable. Last Saturday, when the Quincy University women's basketball team played host to Maryville at Pepsi Arena, a snafu with the sound system left everyone standing...

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Hawks see pride being put to the test
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Hawks see pride being put to the test

With his team battling a mix of injury and illness, Quincy University men's basketball coach Ryan Hellenthal gave the Hawks a day off in the middle of the week. That's quite unusual at this stage of the season, but a quirk...

GLVC point ratings system has its flaws
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GLVC point ratings system has its flaws

Some victories mean more. Coaches have claimed that since ... well, since games started being played. Now, thanks to a decision made collectively by the Great Lakes Valley Conference men's and women's basketball coaches, the league is experimenting...

Remarkable moments, performances make Hawks' season complete
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Remarkable moments, performances make Hawks' season complete

As each minute passed, the anxiousness and uncertainty mounted. And all Joe Tagarelli could do was pace back and forth. He had just made the most improbable shot, catching a length-of-the-floor pass from teammate Evan McGaughey, dribbling one direction...

Ties that bind: Lincoln, Quincy share similarities beyond tradition
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Ties that bind: Lincoln, Quincy share similarities beyond tradition

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- This is the kind of matchup Aaron Shoot likes. After dispatching Belleville East 65-46 in Thursday's opening round of the 34th annual Collinsville Prairie Farms Holiday Classic, Quincy will face Lincoln in the quarterfinals...

Beyond the Boxscore: Smith regains rhythm against Lancers
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Beyond the Boxscore: Smith regains rhythm against Lancers

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. -- The balky right wrist that is requiring Jaeden Smith to wear a brace when he isn't playing basketball wasn't going to impede his ability to take on Adonte Crider and others in NBA2K. "Oh, they're going down," Smith said...

Beyond the Boxscore: DeVries comes to life offensively for Hawks
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Beyond the Boxscore: DeVries comes to life offensively for Hawks

Robert DeVries hadn't found the right rhythm in his jump shot, despite an increase in minutes as the Quincy University men's basketball team neared its Christmas break. Sunday afternoon inside Pepsi Arena, the junior guard and his jump shot...

At critical juncture, Shoot's leadership proves invaluable for Blue Devils
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At critical juncture, Shoot's leadership proves invaluable for Blue Devils

When Andy Douglas sat down -- by rule, not by choice -- he momentarily feared things could begin to unravel if the Quincy High School boys basketball team didn't show some composure. The most composed player on the floor made sure...

Beyond the Boxscore: Cookies are sweet treat for victory
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Beyond the Boxscore: Cookies are sweet treat for victory

Jacob Ary turns 18 years old Sunday, and in what has become a yearly tradition, his mother, Diane, baked cookies for him to share with his Quincy High School boys basketball teammates after the first game of the weekend. She might want to fire up...

Hype for crosstown showdown begins at varying times for QHS, QND
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Hype for crosstown showdown begins at varying times for QHS, QND

In the midst of an historic celebration, Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas realized the focus needed to chase victory No. 2,001 was already there. And the Blue Devils were only minutes removed from hanging "2,000" on the victory...