Category: Boys Basketball

Former East star filling it up at D1 JUCO

Sincere Parker, who helped East High School win its first NIC-10 basketball title in 38 years back in 2018-2019, is showing off the same talents in his first year of junior college basketball. Parker is playing for Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Missouri. It’s a Division I JUCO program that attracts players from all […]

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East wins 12th conference basketball title

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs are making championships a habit. After waiting 38 years in between Big Eight/NIC-10 boys basketball titles, East won its second in three years with a 59-50 Friday night win over Harlem. Because of the coronavirus-shortened season, NIC-10 athletic directors voted to split the conference into two divisions and have the […]

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East to play Harlem for NIC-10 boys basketball title

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs will play for their second NIC-10 title in three years and 12th since the school opened in 1940-1941 on Friday after beating Guilford, 60-44, Tuesday. The NIC-10 athletic directors voted this year to split the conference into two divisions and have the winners of each play each other in a […]

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Super Tuesday for NIC-10 basketball

Some Saturday upsets set the stage for a NIC-10 Super Tuesday as five games will decide three of the four spots in Friday night’s crossover championship games. East and Jefferson are tied at 10-1 in the boys Division B race. The teams split their games so if both win it could come down to whichever […]

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And then there were two

ROCKFORD – It took two overtimes, but Jefferson reduced the three-team race for a spot in the NIC-10 title game to two by knocking off Hononegah, 65-64, Thursday night. The win improved Jefferson’s conference record to 10-0 and dropped Hononegah to 3-2. East knocked off Auburn, 57-47, to improve to 9-1.  Jefferson needed a lot […]

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East, Jefferson hold serve in boys basketball race

ROCKFORD – East and Jefferson remained on top of the NIC-10 Division A boys basketball races with easy wins over Belvidere and Guilford. The J-Hawks had the tougher assignment.  The young Vikings came into the game 4-4 after having knocked off Division B-leading Harlem on Saturday. The two teams were tied at 12 after the […]

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Shocking hoops Saturday for Jefferson girls, East and Guilford boys

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks girls basketball team pulled off something Saturday that likely hadn’t happened since Carrie Coffman and Adrienne Jefferson were leading Jefferson to the IHSA state tournament in 1990-1991. Senior Camron Blank and junior Karley Colson scored 40 points to lead the J-Hawks to a 57-46 win over perennial NIC-10 power Boylan. […]

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Jefferson, East keep boys basketball title hopes alive

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks maintained its lead in Division B of the NIC-10 with a beatdown 59-28 beatdown of winless Belvidere. Seniors Antonio Leavy and Latrell Graham led the way with 14 and 11 points in limited minutes and Jemere Jefferson added 10. BONUS READING: WREX Athlete of the Week – Antonio Leavy. The […]

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J-Hawks extend division lead in boys basketball

ROCKFORD – Jefferson added to its lead in the NIC-10 boys basketball Division B race with an easy 64-37 win over winless Belvidere. Latrell Graham led Jefferson with 16 points and five assists in just 20 minutes as 11 different J-Hawks scored. Jemere Jefferson added 14. Hononegah is the only other undefeated team in Division […]

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Guilford duo make D1 college debuts

Two players who helped lift Guilford from the bottom of the NIC-10 in basketball have made their NCAA Division I debuts this month. One was expected. The other a bit of a surprise. On Tuesday, Monmouth University of New Jersey finally got its season underway, losing to Hofstra, 96-88. Guilford’s Jack Holmstrom got three minutes […]

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