Prep Boys Basketball

Game Preview: QND at Sacred Heart-Griffin

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jan. 10, 2019 12:40 am

QND at Sacred Heart-Griffin

When: 7 p.m. Friday.

Where: Belz Gym, Springfield.

Records: QND--9-5. Sacred Heart-Griffin--12-4.

Radio: WGEM 105.1 FM

Extra points: The Cyclones' losses have been to solid teams -- 87-84 to Galesburg in overtime, 81-71 to state-ranked Moline (ranked ninth in Class 4A), 70-67 to Normal University High and 75-62 to Teutopolis (ranked fifth in Class 2A) in the finals of the Effingham Christmas Tournament. SHG has won nine of its last 10 games. The Cyclones are coached by Tim Allen, 33, a correctional officer at Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln. He guided the seventh-grade boys basketball team at Grant Junior High School in Springfield to undefeated records and consecutive Class 4A championships in 2017 and 2018. Nick Broeker, who has signed to be an offensive lineman at Mississippi next year, is averaging 18 points and nine rebounds. Charlie Hamilton, a 6-foot-4 senior, averages 16 points and almost four 3-pointers per game.

-- David Adam