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, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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