Changes to be embraced as QU women's basketball program strives to rebound
Women's College Basketball

Changes to be embraced as QU women's basketball program strives to rebound

QUINCY -- Jeni Garber knows. The 18 victories the Quincy University women's basketball program accumulated the past three seasons aren't enough. It falls far below the standard she and her two predecessors created over a 15-year span in which the Hawks...

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Trail Blazers' Miller earns All-American honor
Men's College Basketball

Trail Blazers' Miller earns All-American honor

QUINCY -- When John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt looked at Cory Miller Jr.'s complete body of work, he figured some national recognition was coming. "His stat line is worthy of being an All-American," Hoyt said. The fact Miller c

Prep Boys Basketball

Field set for Blue Devils' Thanksgiving feast

It's time to empty the notebook as spring moves into full swing ... qqq The field for the 48th annual QHS Thanksgiving Tournament is set. The QHS boys basketball team will welcome Chicago Leo, Lutheran North and Waukegan to Blue Devil Gym...

College notebook: C-SC's Johnson earns honorable mention All-American
Men's College Basketball

College notebook: C-SC's Johnson earns honorable mention All-American

Mike Johnson's do-it-all mentally made him one of the toughest players to defend in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. It made him one of the best players in the NAIA as well. Johnson, a senior guard on the Culver-Stockton College...

Flanagan's double all-state honor highlights area contingent
Prep Girls Basketball

Flanagan's double all-state honor highlights area contingent

Kennedy Flanagan earned a rare double-double. A 6-foot senior forward on the Highland girls basketball team and Western Illinois University signee was the only player in Missouri to garner all-state honors and academic all-state plaudits...

Second-half struggles leave Trail Blazers in sixth
Men's College Basketball

Second-half struggles leave Trail Blazers in sixth

DANVILLE, Ill. -- As John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt continued to replay the second half in his head, he came to one logical conclusion for how things played out. "That's just a really good team," he said of Milwaukee Area Tech

Miller's final game produces another memorable effort
Men's College Basketball

Miller's final game produces another memorable effort

DANVILLE, Ill. -- John Wood Community College men's basketball coach Brad Hoyt heard fans singing the same refrain throughout the NJCAA Division II national tournament. "People were constantly coming up to me and saying, ‘Cory Miller's a really good...

Southeastern grad's vision leads to national title celebration
Men's College Basketball

Southeastern grad's vision leads to national title celebration

Matt Lewis may be facing a monumental challenge. How do you top winning a national championship in your first season as a collegiate head coach? "That's a good question," said Lewis, the interim men's basketball coach...

Bench provides spark to extend Trail Blazers' season
Men's College Basketball

Bench provides spark to extend Trail Blazers' season

DANVILLE, Ill. -- The emotional toll superseded the physical wear and tear, but only slightly. Coming off a 90-88 loss in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Thursday night, the John Wood Community College men's basketball team..

Trail Blazers will way to tourney's final day
Men's College Basketball

Trail Blazers will way to tourney's final day

DANVILLE, Ill. -- The will to win trumped all else. It had to with weary legs and an off-kilter offense making it difficult for the John Wood Community College men's basketball team to put a stamp on Friday's NJCAA Division II national tournament victory.