Lady Rocks still seek WB6 perfection


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 8:41 pm
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By Dan Tomlin, dtomlin@qconline.com
Going into the penultimate week of the Western Big 6 girls basketball season, there aren't too many unanswered questions.

The biggest storylines in the final two weeks of the season are 1) whether or not Rock Island will win the title outright, 2) how much can the Pioneers get out of Zoe Kelso and will that change the regional and 3) whether or not any of the 4A teams have enough firepower to win a regional.

Last week, Rock Island moved to 8-0 in the Big 6, defeating Galesburg. The Rocks have two of the bottom three teams in the league left on the schedule.

Here is a look at tonight's action:

Moline (8-18, 2-6 WB6) at Rock Island (23-3, 8-0 WB6): The Rocks have a chance to win the Western Big 6 conference title outright tonight on their home court. It's hard to imagine it going any other way. The Rocks are one of the top teams in the state in 4A, and Moline has been reeling. Saturday, the Maroons did get their first win of 2013 over Rockford Boylan, but it'll take an enormous effort and Rocky playing poorly for this one to be much of a game.

Quincy (11-10, 2-6 WB6) at Alleman (14-13, 1-7 WB6): With the return of Zoe Kelso, albeit in a limited role, the Pioneers looked like a new team on Tuesday. If they can carry that over to Thursday, expect the Pioneers to move back into a three-way tie in the bottom half of the conference.

United Township (16-11, 6-2 WB6) at Galesburg (17-10, 5-3 WB6): The Panthers and Streaks are playing for pride, and the Panther girls have said any win against Galesburg is a big one. The Streaks have been streaky this year, struggling at times to score, and if the Panthers can continue to play the kind of defense that has put them near the top of the Big 6, the standings could be all a moot point in the league's final week.



Stat race

Chase for Big 6 scoring title
1. Jessica Lieber, GHS, 161
2. Shavonne Brewer, RIHS, 120
3. Jordan Fletcher, QHS, 96
4. Arai'ya Dade, QHS, 90
5. Morgan Gerard, MHS, 88
6. Mercedes Jackson, RIHS, 87

Chase for Big 6 rebound title
1. Katie Daggett, UTHS, 70
2. Hannah Reller, QHS, 62
3. Jordan Fletcher, QHS, 60
4. Morgan Gerard, MHS, 54
4. Anne Bohnert, AHS, 54
4. Sabrina Clay, GHS, 54














 



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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