Hall of Fame Inductee - 1934 Boys Basketball Team
The Blue Devils won their last 25 games to finish with a 31-2 record and
capture the school's first state basketball championship. Quincy beat
Harvey Thornton 39-27 in the title game at Huff Gym in Champaign. The
first team in the school's history to advance to the Sweet 16, the Blue
Devils beat Centralia (31-23 to avenge one of their regular-season
losses), Charleston in the quarterfinals (29-20) and Moline in the
semifinals (39-18). Perry Barclift scored 22 points for Quincy in the
championship game. The team was inducted into the Illinois Basketball
Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was a charter member of the Quincy
High School Sports Hall of Fame. The team was coached by Sam Storby.
Team members were Barclift, John Bingaman, Robert Reeves, William
Rineberg, Harry Hall, George Evans, Howard Roan, Everett Turner, Joe
Martin and John Zimmerman. Fred Barnes was the assistant coach. Team
managers were Jess Nickerson, Lawrence Hanson, Junior Roan and Paul
Green. The 1933-34 team was the first to play in the gym at 14th and
Jersey, which now houses the Quincy Junior High School. This Blue Devil
edition stood as the only champion in the storied history of the program
until the 1980-81 team capped an undefeated season by winning the title
at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.
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