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Twin Connection: QND's Dietrich brothers lead by example

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Nick and Chris Dietrich have helped the Raider basketball team climb to a 14-3 record this season. Nick and Chris Dietrich have helped the Raider basketball team climb to a 14-3 record this season.

QUINCY, IL. (WGEM) --  Research has shown that twin siblings can often share a unique psychological connection.

For QND senior guards Chris and Nick Dietrich that bond is often shared on the basketball court.

"We've been playing with each other for our whole lives, so we know what to expect," Chris Dietrich expressed.

"We know how each other plays, and it's just a lot of fun to be out there with him."

"It's awesome to have him out there with me," Nick Dietrich added.

"We've been playing together forever, and we just know what we're thinking and what to expect."

Head coach Scott Douglas says their style of play is very similar and it's something that benefits the Raiders.

"They both defend with great passion and intensity, and they work their tail off," Douglas told WGEM Sports.

"I've known these guys since they were little kids and I'm still kind of turning and looking to see what number each one is wearing, so I know which one is in and which one's not." 

The Dietrich's share a way of quiet confidence and leadership which has it's way of speaking louder than words.

"You think they're playing without emotion but that's far from the case," said Douglas.

"They play with great intensity and great emotion all the time. They just don't wear it on their face like a lot of kids do."

Whether it's playing one-on-one in the driveway or a team practice at The Pit they find ways to elevate the others game.

"We push each other to be the best we can be and always try to get better," said Chris.

"It's nice to have him push me, and try to get me to play the best that I can."
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