Black Hawks gets OT win, advances to Region IV semis

Posted Online: Feb. 28, 2013, 10:46 pm
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GALESBURG -- After making a pair of free throws to build a three-point lead with a little more than a second remaining in regulation, the Black Hawk men's basketball felt like the game was in the bag. But Carl Sandburg's Seth Wickert had other plans. Wickert made a half-court three-point heave that banked in at the buzzer, to tie the game at 56, forcing an overtime session.

"We thought we had the win in regulation," Black Hawk coachDarren Bizarri said."I just told the kids to go out and get it in the overtime period."

Black Hawk responded to Wickert's heave, by scoring 10 of the first 12 points in overtime. Black Hawk then cruised to a 70-64 win Regional IV quarterfinals, giving it a date with top-seeded South Suburban on Sunday at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.

"This time of year, you're fighting to play another day," said Bizarri. "It was a great team effort offensively, defensively and off the bench."

The Braves were by Davenport West alum Cody Cooley, who scored 19 points, and forwardDuol Mayot's 13.


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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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