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|Local Sports Roundup -- 1/29/10
|High School Boys Basketball
Western Big Six Conference
Quincy ended Galesburg's eight-game winning streak with a 52-36 victory at Blue Devil Gym.
Quincy (12-5, 5-1) outscored the Silver Streaks 13-3 in the second quarter after Galesburg built a 13-8 first quarter lead. But leading scorer Victor Davis had to leave the game with 5:57 left in the first half with his second foul and the Silver Streaks didn't score again in the first half while Quincy scored nine straight points to go up 21-16. Davis led the Streaks with 12 points and 9 rebounds and Brandon Thompson chipped in with 10 points.
Galesburg got within three points of Quincy, 23-20 early in the third quarter, but the Blue Devils responded with an 8-0 to go up by 11. The Streaks' last run came on a Ryan McElmurray layup late in the third quarter that cut Galesburg's deficit to six - 33-27 - but that was as close as the visitors would get the rest of the way.
Zach Forbes scored 11 of his game-high 17 points for Quincy in the second half, when the Blue Devils outscored Galesburg 31-20.
Galesburg (15-8, 2-4) has a non-conference game at home Saturday night against Geneseo (10-7). Coverage begins at 7:06 on WGIL AM 1400 and online www.wgil.com.
Moline (11-7, 3-3) defeated Rock Island Alleman (4-14, 0-7) 39-33
Rock Island (16-4, 6-1) won at United Township (13-6, 3-3) 43-40
Peoria Heights beat Abingdon 65-42
Elmwood topped Knoxville 64-51 in OT
#1 Brimfield defeated Bushnell-Prairie City/Avon 72-53
Lewistown beat North Fulton 63-40
Macomb outlasted Monmouth-Roseville 64-59
Farmington downed Rockridge 59-48
Sherrard upset #10 Orion 54-50
Lincoln Trail Conference
Rowva exploded for 27 fourth quarter points and blew past Galva 78-47. Andrew Kovacik connected on three 3-point field goals and led the Tigers with 21 points.
United held off a fourth quarter rally by Ridgewood and beat the Spartans 55-47
Annawan dropped West Central 68-49
Stark County got by Mercer County 64-59
Princeville lost to Illini Bluffs 61-48
Geneseo (10-7) beat Morris 42-36 for the Maple Leafs' third straight victory
Peoria Notre Dame held off #1 Peoria Manual 36-34
Peoria Central defeated Peoria Woodruff 73-57
Canton fell to East Peoria 55-51
High School Girls Basketball
Galesburg (16-10) resumes play Saturday afternoon at home against Bloomington. Pregame coverage on WGIL AM 1400 and www.wgil.com begins at 1:06 p-m.
Local College Basketball
Monmouth College and Knox College renew their long-time rivalry on the hardwood Saturday night at Memorial Gymnasium. The women's game tips off at 5:30 followed by the men's game at 7:30. Monmouth swept Knox in the teams' previous meetings earlier this season at Glennie Gymnasium.
High School Wrestling
Galesburg lost to Rock Island (64-13) and Rock Island Alleman (39-36)