Hall of Fame Inductee - 1962 Boys Basketball Tea
Record setting is the best way to describe this run-and-gun group of
Blue Devils from the early 1960s. Second year Head Coach Sherrill Hanks'
group established a total of 2 new and 7 season records on their way to
a 28-4 mark while capturing third place in the Illinois State
Tournament. Lead by Senior All-Stater, Rick Rineberg, Quincy opened at
3-2 before running off 17 straight wins. After a 10-point loss to
Collinsville to end the regular season, the Devils rolled past Barry,
Camp Point Central and Christian Brothers to capture the Quincy
Regional. They topped Carthage 50-40 at Macomb and then squeezed past
Galesburg 68-65 to capture the Macomb Sectional title. Quincy defeated
Springfield by 19 in the Super sectional and cut Washington by a final
of 45-37 in the quarter-final round before losing to Decatur in the
state semi-finals. In the battle for third place McLeansboro was no
match for Quincy with the Devils winning by a final of 84-45. Balance
was the key for this group: with 6 players scoring over 200 points each.
Members of the 1961-62 QHS Boys Varsity Basketball Team include: Head
Coach Sherrill Hanks, Assistant Coaches Dale Hendren, John Engelmeyer,
and Jack Hammock. The players: Rick Rineberg, Steve Spann, Kenny
Wilson, Wayne Campbell, Dennis K. Cashman, Freddy Grimmitt, Larry Gross,
Steve Hunter, Knap, E. Mont Robertson, Kenneth Stice, Robert Anderson
Wilson and Mike Luetkemeyer.
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