Kewanee's Ince to take shot at King of the Hill 3-point crown


Share
Posted Online: March 09, 2013, 7:37 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Terry Duckett, tduckett@qconline.com
Kewanee senior guard Dayton Ince will get his shot at becoming statewide royalty after winning the Class 2A state competition of the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown. Ince will return to the Peoria Civic Center on Saturday at about 1:45 p.m. for the "King of the Hill'' finals between all four class winners.

Ince needed to prevail in a shootout to advance from Thursday evening's 2A preliminaries to Friday's final round. He hit nine 3s, and then eight more in the extra round to beat Monmouth-Roseville's Martel Hunter and Aurora Christian's Ryan McQuade. Ince left no doubt in the finals, with his 11 treys three more than his closest competitor.

Ince was the only area shooter in either 2A or 1A to advance to his class's Final Four. The other 2A competitors besides Ince and Hunter-- Orion's Jason Marshall (seven 3s) and Fulton's Matt Dail (six) -- were eliminated in the prelims.

In 1A, Erie's Jacob Johnston bagged 10 treys, but his five 3-balls in a subsequent three-way shootout weren't enough to reach the final round. Prophetstown's Ethan Howard and Wethersfield's Trevor Lay each hit nine 3s to fall just short of the shootout round, and ROWVA's Sam Rammage hit just four of 15 attempts.

No local competitors advanced to next weekend's 3A/4A state finals from Friday night's sectional round.



















 



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







(More History)