The top teams in the NUIC West girls basketball race will look very similar to last season. However the order will not. Galena rolled to the title with a 12-0 record and finished 29-2 overall, while East Dubuque came in second at 10-2 (21-4 overall), followed by Eastland (9-3) and Pearl City (7-5). Most coaches put that quartet near the top of their predictions, with Eastland and East Dubuque as the new favorites. But many also see Stockton, which finished sixth at 5-7 last season, as a fast riser.
Entering the NUIC East girls basketball season, there seemed to be only one sure thing: Ashton-Franklin Center was the prohibitive team to beat. But then they started playing the games. When surveyed about the top four teams in the NUIC West, coaches were near unanimous in putting defending champ AFC at the top. But in an opening night shocker, Dakota, which was not listed in any coaches’ top four, knocked off the Raiders 56-51.
It was a great start to the 2017-18 season for Rock Valley College’s men’s basketball team, as four Golden Eagles scored in double figures to knock off NJCAA Div. II Kishwaukee College 78-62 last week. Malique Ross led all scores with 27 points, included five three-pointers. Darius Branch added 14 points, DeMari Davis tallied 11 points and seven rebounds, and Guilford grad Elijah Pappas chipped in 10.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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