State-ranked Blue Devils use 3-point barrage and stingy defense to bury Railers


Quincy High School boys basketball coach Andy Douglas talks to his team during a timeout during Saturday night's game against Lincoln at Roy S. Anderson Gym in Lincoln, Ill. | Submitted photo

LINCOLN, Ill. — Bradley Longcor III’s 3-pointer from the left wing on the opening possession at Saturday night’s game was a harbinger of things to come.

Longcor hit three more treys in the first half and the Quincy High School boys basketball team buried seven 3-pointers in building a 18-point advantage by intermission and cruising to a 48-31 victory over Lincoln at Roy S. Anderson Gym.

Quincy (17-1) bolted to an 8-0 lead before Lincoln coach Neil Alexander burned his first timeout. The Blue Devils ultimately lead 10-0 before the Railers’ Trey Schilling rebounded his own missed 3-pointer and made the putback midway through the first quarter.

Longcor answered with a 3-pointer on the ensuing Quincy possession.

The Blue Devils, ranked fifth in the Class 4A state poll, led 16-2 at the end of the first quarter and built a 40-16 lead by the end of the third quarter. Camden Brown led Quincy with 16 points and Longcor finished with 14 points.

Defensively, the Blue Devils limited the Railers to 3-of-20 shooting from 3-point range.

After having two games postponed during the week due to wintry weather, Quincy won its third straight road game to start 2024 and will play its first home game of the new year Friday when Geneseo comes to Blue Devil Gym for a Western Big 6 Conference matchup that will be part of the Quincy Shootout.

Players on the Quincy High School boys basketball team’s bench watch as the Blue Devils pull away from Lincoln during Saturday night’s game at Roy S. Anderson Gym in Lincoln, Ill. | Submitted photo

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