QC college basketball roundup


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Posted Online: Jan. 23, 2013, 11:18 pm
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College men's basketball
St. Ambrose 88, AIB 84: Moline alum Justin Blondell kept the Bees (7-13, 2-4) from suffering an embarrassing Midwest Collegiate Conference road loss at winless AIB (0-23, 0-7). Trailing 83-81, the senior canned a 3-pointer for the lead with 34 seconds remaining. Blondell (19 points) also added four charity tosses in the final seven ticks to seal the deal. Backcourt mate Nick Frazier (21 points, 10 rebounds), plus reserves Darren Galloway (20 points, six rebounds) and Sam Ainsworth (20 points) also scored in double figures for SAU. Brandon Eley's 21 points led AIB in a game that featured 15 ties and 21 lead changes.

Grinnell 93, Monmouth 67: Riverdale product Wes DeClercq had a team-best 16 points off the bench, but the Fighting Scots withered on the road against the vaunted "System.'' Grinnell (12-4, 9-3) took 53 shots from 3-point land, making 15 against Monmouth (4-13, 3-9) in Midwest Conference action.

College women's basketball
AIB 70, St. Ambrose 66: Sam Saladino scored a game-high 30 points, yet the Queen Bees suffered a stinging setback on the Midwest Collegiate Conference road in Des Moines. Lauren Cash added 13 points and Katie Jensen chipped in a game-best 14 rebounds SAU (17-4, 4-2 MCC) for SAU, which was rated 18th in this week's NAIA Division II national poll. India Shivers had 13 points to pace AIB (4-16, 2-4 MCC), which never trailed in the second half after leading by 14 points at intermission.

Ill. Wesleyan 82, Augustana 62: The Lady Vikings got as close as five points at intermission only to see a 17-4 second-half run allow Illinois Wesleyan to lead by as many as 25. Gianna Pecora (12 points, game-high five assists), Jessica Baids (12 points) and Molly Etheridge (11 points) scored in double figures for homestanding Augie (6-11, 2-5 CCIW). Katy Seibring's 21 points led Wesleyan (12-6, 5-2 CCIW).

















 




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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