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 Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital. 1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500. 1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral. 1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal. 1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post . 1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.