College women's basketball Former Maroon Geever honored: Two all-around performances out of junior guard Miranda Geever's has led her to be this weeks Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The 2010 Moline graduate was a huge contributor to her Olivet Nazarene University women's basketball team as they opened the season with two wins. She totaled 21 points, six steals and four rebounds and four assists as the Tigers defeated Trinity International University 111-106 on Wednesday. Geever then scored a team-high 20 points with nine rebounds in the win over Saint Xavier.
For the week, Geever averaged 20.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting 56 percent (14-of-25) from the field and was 5-for-8 from three point range.
Prep girls' basketball Alleman 53, Illini West 34: Anne Bohnert and Erin Morrisey led the Pioneers to victory in the Galesburg Tournament. Each had 17 points in the game, combining to score as much as Illini West as a team. Bohnert now has 30 points in her last two games, with Morrisey not far behind with 28.
Rock Island 96, Reed Custer 33: The Lady Rocks displayed pure domination at the Aurora IMSA tourney. Sixty-three points separated Reed Custer from Rocky. Rock Island knocked down 26 shots from the field as well as 11 from 3-point range. Shavonne Brewer had 22 points with two 3-pointers and Mercedes Jackson had 16 to lead the Rocks in scoring.
Freeport 45, United Township 44: Taylor Dobrinske and the youthful Panthers came up short against the Pretzel in the Galesburg tourney. Dobrinske had a team-high 12 points. Senior Jen VanWatermuelen had nine points.
Erie 65, LaMoille 33: Rachael and Courtney Cobert combined to score 18 points leading the Cardinals to the win. Kayla Waggoner scored a team-high 12 points to lead the Cardinals. Paige and Peyton Rus had eight points a piece.
Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2013. There are 227 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: A large variety of children's wagons and gigs have arrived in thecity and are being sold at war prices. 1888 -- 125 years ago: All Rock Island retail houses, with the exception of a clothingstore and a jewelry store, have agreed to early closing hours during the summer months.The store will be closed at 8 p.m. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Baseball enthusiasts in Rock Island are attempting to raise$20,000 to keep the Island City Park open, despite the fact that the city has no franchise inorganized baseball this year. 1938 -- 75 years ago: The organization of a third rural young people's unit will beundertaken tomorrow night at the Milan Presbyterian Church, with Mrs. Mildred K.Wellman, home advisor, and Robert Smith, county farm adviser in charge. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Deere & Co. will begin a "big switch" on its telephone systemMonday morning. The extension numbers of all 1,600 telephones on the firm's EastMoline and Moline exchanges will be changed Monday morning. 1988 -- 25 years ago: East Moline's June Jamboree VI -- Nostalgia Days, will seemlike a '60s revival with the appearance of stars like Bobby Vee, Freddie Cannon, PeterNoone, Turtles, The Grass Roots and Lou Christie. This year's festival has beenexpanded to five days, June 22-26, at the Northeast Park complex.