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 Friday, Dec. 6, the 340th day of 2013. There are 25 days left in the year. 1863 -- 150 years ago: The street crossings on Washington and Jefferson are to be taken up immediately and underlaid with sand to raise above the level of the roadway before it freezes. 1888 -- 125 years ago: J.O. Bean, father of W.H. Bean, grocer, was accidentally thrown from his wagon near the Rock Island bridge on the Arsenal and received severe cuts and bruises on his face and body. 1913 -- 100 years ago: Sgt. Birger F. Westergard, of the United States Marine Corps, has arrived in Rock Island to take charge of the local recruiting office. 1938 -- 75 years ago: Five cases of diphtheria at Lincoln School prompt the city physician, Dr. Edward DeSilva, to urge parents to have their children immunized, as he fears epidemic. 1963 -- 50 years ago: Rock Island Arsenal will have its own newspaper with the first edition scheduled to be published Friday, Dec. 13. The paper, which will carry advertising, will be published by Bawden Bros. Inc. of Davenport. 1988 -- 25 years ago: The New Year should ring a better Quad-Cities economy, according to a survey of people in business made by First National Bank of Moline. "Based on our survey, we see a bright outlook for 1989," said Richard M. Bishop, the bank's president.