Rocky grad Allen will play national tourney

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 9:41 pm
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ELGIN -- Rock Island High School graduate Cairece Allen admitted a week ago that she didn't envision herself playing big minutes for the Kankakee Community College women's basketball team as a freshman this season. As it turns out, she has started 25 of her team's 33 games.

On Saturday, Allen achieved another success she never expected when the Lady Cavaliers ran their record to 27-6 with a 79-56 rout of Moraine Valley in the NJCAA Region IV-D championship game.

KCC advances to the NJCAA Division II national tournament March 18-22 in Overland Park, Kan.

"I never thought I'd be playing in a national tournament," Allen said. "This was our goal, to win the region. Now, our next goal is to win the first game in the national tournament and go from there."

No boxscore was available from the game and Allen couldn't remember her statistics but said, "I played pretty well. It was a team win. Coach said to get after them early and I don't think they had any idea what we had for them."
-- Staff report


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  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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