Hall of Fame Inductee - Perry Barclift

The leading scorer on Quincy High School's first state championship basketball team in 1934. Barclift scored 309 points as a senior, a school record that stood for 11 years. He set a state tournament record for most points scored in a championship game with 22 in the Blue Devils' 39-27 victory over Harvey High School of Thornton at Huff Gym in Champaign. His four straight baskets to open the third quarter gave Quincy a 24-15 lead, which effectively put the game on ice. After the game, University of Illinois coach Craig Ruby said, "Barclift gave the greatest exhibition of high school basketball in the history of the state tournament." The Blue Devils finished that season with a 31-2 record, with their only losses to Centralia in the semifinals of the Pontiac Tournament and to Springfield High. Quincy later beat the Senators. Barclift and the rest of the 1934 team were elected to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1978. Barclift was an avid golfer and was named business manager of the Quincy Cubs professional baseball team in 1967. He was a charter member of the Quincy High School Sports Hall of Fame.

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