Hawks’ six-game win streak ends at hands of Bearcats as Nelson plays role of 3-point sniper

Quincy University forward Mason Wujek, left, puts up a shot while being defended by Southwest Baptist's Noah Franklin during Saturday's Great Lakes Valley Conference game at Pepsi Arena. | Photo courtesy Denny Sinnock, QU Athletics

QUINCY — Having only one day to prepare for Southwest Baptist University wasn’t enough. Playing less than 48 hours after pulling away late for a hard-fought victory over Rockhurst, the Quincy University men’s basketball team was unable to effectively defend SBU’s motion offense and was repeatedly burned by reigning Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of…

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Dynamic defensive effort carries resurgent QU men to victory over Southwest Baptist

Quincy University guard Jamaurie Coakley led the Hawls with 13 points in Thursday night's 73-69 victory over Southwest Baptist. Photo courtesy Denny Sinnock

QUINCY — In times of struggle, there is some confidence gained. The Quincy University men’s basketball team displayed that Thursday night. Instead of reeling from a heartbreaking 73-72 loss to 16th-ranked Truman State on Tuesday night, the Hawks out-toughed a high-scoring Southwest Baptist University squad Thursday night for a potentially season-defining 73-69 Great Lakes Valley…

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QU women continue to struggle offensively, unable to overcome slow start against SBU

QUINCY — A slow start offensively by the Quincy University women’s basketball team made brewing up a comeback overly challenging against a balanced-scoring Southwest Baptist squad on Thursday night in Pepsi Arena. The Hawks lost a one-point lead with 3:12 remaining in the first quarter and watched the Bearcats extend the advantage to 37-25 by…

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Hawks’ offense unable to offset another dismal defensive effort in home finale

Quincy University running back Tremayne Lee, left, looks to avoid the tackle from Southwest Baptist's Bryton Lewi during Saturday's game at QU Stadium. Photo courtesy QU Athletics

QUINCY — Until the Quincy University football team figures out how to slow an opposing offense, it doesn’t matter how efficient the Hawks are themselves. Saturday was a prime example. In the final home game of the 2021 season, the Hawks rushed for a season-high 312 yards, averaged 5.7 yards per carry and churned out…

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