Big 6-best Rocky girls settle for second seed


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Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 10:07 pm
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By Steve Tappa, stappa@qconline.com
Rock Island clinched no worse than a share of a second straight Western Big 6 Conference girls' basketball title Thursday. However, those 22-2 Rocks failed to rate as a top seed in the upcoming Class 4A Peoria Richwoods Regional.

Instead, in the IHSA's announcement of the 3A-4A seeds Thursday, the hosts edged Rocky in a vote of the competing coaches earlier this week.

Richwoods (18-4) beat the Rocks 75-54 last month in the semifinals of the State Farm Holiday Classic.

Both squads also rate in the Top 10 of the latest Associated Press state rankings for 4A. Richwoods is sixth; Rocky shares seventh.

United Township (16-11), Moline (7-18) and Pekin follow in seed order in the only 4A regional of local interest.

Holding that distinction in 3A is the Dunlap Regional where Galesburg (17-10) is the top seed. The 2-5 teams are Alleman (13-13), the hosts, Geneseo (12-12) and Chillicothe IVC.

Regional action starts Feb. 11. Schedules are forthcoming from the IHSA.

Moline has advanced to the last five "Sweet 16" sectional finals.

















 



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1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
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