Rock Island (19-4, 6-2 Big 6) at Moline (17-10, 4-4)


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2013, 7:08 pm
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Tonight: Tip-off is 7:30 for the Western Big 6 Conference game at Wharton Field House. Sophomores start at 6.

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Saturday: Rock Island plays a 7 p.m. contest at Peoria Manual; Moline travels to Lincoln for a 6:30 p.m. game.

Starting lineups
Rock Island:
G: C.J. Carr, 5-6, Jr. (13.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg), Trey Sigel, 6-1, Jr. (9.0, 2.9) and Brian Richardson, 6-1, Sr. (11.1, 3.2); F: Raahsaan Brown, 6-2, Sr. (10.3, 4.5) and Rob Johnson, 6-2, Sr. (5.1, 4.2).

Moline: G: Jed Wood, 6-0, Sr. (10.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg), Tyler Biscontine, 5-10, So. (10.2, 1.6) and Drew Owens, 6-0, Sr. (8.9, 3.7); F: Derrick Stabler, 6-4, Sr. (6.3, 3.0) and Brandon Vice, 6-7, Jr. (9.9, 7.1).

Why watch: The state's oldest all-sports rivalry features a pairing of the two hottest teams in the Western Big 6 Conference. Both have won all three of their games since the league schedule reached its halfway point. ... A Rocky win and Quincy loss gives the Rocks at least a share of their fourth consecutive Big 6 title. Quincy plays at Alleman tonight. ... The Rocks are 7-1 in their last eight games against Moline, including a 2-1 mark at Wharton Field House. ... Rocky won the previous meeting, 71-41, on Jan. 18 at the Rock Island Fieldhouse. ... Junior forward Keenan Shorter (illness) missed practice earlier this week, but Rocky coach Thom Sigel said he could possibly start tonight. ... Moline is 1-2 at home in Big 6 contests this season. ... Moline sophomore guard Tyler Biscontine is shooting 41.7 percent (8 of 17) from the 3-point line in league play.

Rock Island coach Thom Sigel: "(Moline's) roles have been defined, and they're running their stuff better. They've gotten better and are playing at home. We need to be focused, execute and do a lot of little things. That's what you've got to do on the road."

Moline coach Jeff Schimmel: "We've been playing with a lot of confidence, but we're trying to stay humble. We know what's coming at us. We know it's a team that beat us by 30."
-- By Daniel Makarewicz, danmak@qconline.com


















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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