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 Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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