‘There’s no time to waste’: Schreacke’s quick start, Raiders’ overwhelming effort sends message

Quincy Notre Dame's Abbey Schreacke drives through the Brimfield defense for a field goal in the first half of Tuesday night's game at The Pit. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — It took six seconds to deliver a message every girls basketball team in the Class 2A Pleasant Plains Sectional had to hear. The defending state champion isn’t in the mood to relinquish the throne. Abbey Schreacke won the opening tip, rolled into the frontcourt, took a pass from Quincy Notre Dame teammate Ari…

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Photo gallery: QND girls gain measure of revenge by beating Brimfield

Quincy Notre Dame senior guard Blair Eftink gets congratulated as she exits Tuesday night's game in the fourth quarter after scoring 17 points in the 67-37 victory over Brimfield at The Pit. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Although it became nothing more than a momentary blip on the way to a state championship, the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball players never forgot what it was like to suffer a 24-point loss at Brimfield late in the regular season in 2022. It made Tuesday night’s 67-37 victory over the Indians, the…

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In battle of No. 1-ranked teams, Brimfield takes QND ‘to the woodshed’ with 24-point victory

BRIMFIELD, Ill. — As disheartening as it was to carry home a 24-point loss from a battle of two of the state’s No. 1-ranked teams, Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball coach Eric Orne tried to remind the Raiders tomorrow is a new day. And another game awaits. “Maybe it’s a good thing we have a…

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