Hall of Fame Inductee - 1934 Boys Basketball Team

The Blue Devils won their last 25 games to finish with a 31-2 record and capture the school's first state basketball championship. Quincy beat Harvey Thornton 39-27 in the title game at Huff Gym in Champaign. The first team in the school's history to advance to the Sweet 16, the Blue Devils beat Centralia (31-23 to avenge one of their regular-season losses), Charleston in the quarterfinals (29-20) and Moline in the semifinals (39-18). Perry Barclift scored 22 points for Quincy in the championship game. The team was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and was a charter member of the Quincy High School Sports Hall of Fame. The team was coached by Sam Storby. Team members were Barclift, John Bingaman, Robert Reeves, William Rineberg, Harry Hall, George Evans, Howard Roan, Everett Turner, Joe Martin and John Zimmerman. Fred Barnes was the assistant coach. Team managers were Jess Nickerson, Lawrence Hanson, Junior Roan and Paul Green. The 1933-34 team was the first to play in the gym at 14th and Jersey, which now houses the Quincy Junior High School. This Blue Devil edition stood as the only champion in the storied history of the program until the 1980-81 team capped an undefeated season by winning the title at the Assembly Hall in Champaign.

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