Efficient Raiders hold on against crosstown rival Blue Devils
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Efficient Raiders hold on against crosstown rival Blue Devils

QUINCY -- The Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team had missed more free throws in the game than field goals at one point in the third quarter. The Raiders made 16 of their first 18 shots, shooting at nearly a 90-percent clip, and had missed three of fou

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Peters helps fill offensive void for Raiders
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Peters helps fill offensive void for Raiders

QUINCY -- Maddie Peters knew it was up to her to run the offense. Quincy Notre Dame senior guard Madison L. Meyer suffered a concussion over the weekend, leaving Peters as the Raiders' primary ballhandler ahead of Tuesday night's game against crosstown riv

Prep roundup: Cook's 25 points leads North Shelby in first round
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Prep roundup: Cook's 25 points leads North Shelby in first round

Lilly Cook had 25 points and the North Shelby girls basketball team used a huge third quarter to grab a 58-38 victory over La Plata on Tuesday night during the North Shelby Tournament in Shelbyville, Mo. North Shelby led 9-4 after the first quarter, but

Prep notebook: Illini West makes two statements; Highland's Benson nearing assist record; QHS girls to host regional
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Prep notebook: Illini West makes two statements; Highland's Benson nearing assist record; QHS girls to host regional

The new year has been good to the Illini West girls basketball team. One week after upsetting Class 2A No. 9-ranked Knoxville 46-35 at home, the Chargers pulled off another upset by beating Class 1A No. 2-ranked Lewistown 42-38 in pool play during the Ce

Prep roundup: Trio leads Highland to first-round victory
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Prep roundup: Trio leads Highland to first-round victory

Kaitlin Benson, Kennedy Flanagan, and Addy Johnson accounted for 48 of Highland's points in a 64-20 victory over Mark Twain in a first-round game at the Tony Lenzini Tournament in Palmyra, Mo. Johnson carried the load in the first quarter, scoring nine po

IHSA rolls back stance on waistband issue
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IHSA rolls back stance on waistband issue

QUINCY -- It took less than minute for four of the starters on the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team to get sent to the bench during the Dec. 7 game against Bethalto Civic Memorial at the Pit. All Raiders coach Eric Orne could do was look...

Moline takes advantage of Quincy's foul trouble
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Moline takes advantage of Quincy's foul trouble

MOLINE, Ill. -- Quincy High School girls basketball coach Martin Pazanin said he had no choice. He had to find a way to keep Thursday night's Western Big Six Conference game against Moline at Wharton Field Houses close until seniors Sarh Nelson and Kailei

Prep roundup: Artman helps Illini West rally in fourth quarter
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Prep roundup: Artman helps Illini West rally in fourth quarter

The Illini West girls basketball team held off a fourth-quarter rally by Unity to win 45-40 on Wednesday night at the Central Lady Panther Classic in Camp Point. Unity scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter, taking a 38-36 lead when Addison Mill

Prep girls basketball roundup: Chargers upset state-ranked Lewistown
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Prep girls basketball roundup: Chargers upset state-ranked Lewistown

The Illini West girls basketball team used four late free throws to hand Lewistown its first loss of the season in a 42-38 victory Thursday night in the Lady Panther Classic in Camp Point. The score was tied at 34 with two minutes remaining when the Charg

Geography forces northeast Missouri schools to play each other repeatedly
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Geography forces northeast Missouri schools to play each other repeatedly

For basketball teams in Northeast Missouri, the months of December and January almost seem like a movie that you've seen dozens of times. Three in-season tournaments -- the Monroe City Tournament, the Highland Tournament and Palmyra's Tony Lenzini Tourname