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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