Hall of Fame Inductee - 1972 Boys Basketball Team
Four players averaged in double figures on this run-and-gun Devil team that brought home a second place trophy from the 1972 state tournament. Fourteen new records were set that season by members of this squad that posted 28 wins. The 72' version of the Devils was one of the most talent laden ball clubs in Sherrill Hanks' career. It featured jump shooting specialist, Larry Moore, who in his senior season, would light it up, setting school records for points in a season (910), made free throws (234) and scoring average (27.6). Future Hall of Famers Bob Spear and Jim Wisman each averaged just over 10 points per game, with Spear connecting on a 65% of his field goal attempts, another school record. The Devils ran off to a 13-0 mark before losing by one to Harvey Thornton in mid-January. Quincy went 8-2 down the stretch and then won seven straight in post season before dropping the state title game to Dolton Thornridge. Quincy's 107 points scored in the semifinal win over Aurora East is still a state record for games played at Assembly Hall as of 1995. The 203 points racked up in that game is a record that has stood for almost a quarter of a century.
Dr. Don Sorenson
Dr. Robert Spear
Head Coach Sherril Hanks
Assistant Coach Steve Goers
Assistant Coach Dennis Rineberg
Assistant Coach Colin Williams
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