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QHS Basketball: Salrin, Burry have become major factors

Jason Salrin (foreground) and Zach Burry (background) have provided the QHS basketball team a balanced attack on offense. Jason Salrin (foreground) and Zach Burry (background) have provided the QHS basketball team a balanced attack on offense.

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- Entering this season there were the known's and the unknowns when it comes to the Quincy High basketball team.

Blue Devil fans knew what senior guards Martin Kvitle, Cole Abbey, and Mason Fairley could do. But the question marks followed.

Who's going to the fill the other complimentary roles?

A couple players have including senior forward Jason Salrin who's been a one-man wrecking crew on the boards, and junior guard Zach Burry who's sharp shooting abilities on the perimeter have helped open the inside.

Head coach Sean Taylor can't say enough about what Salrin and Burry have done.

"Jason Salrin is scoring the ball a little bit but he's a defensive presence. He rebounds the ball tremendously and I think he's the best rebounder in the Western Big-6," Taylor said. 

"Zach Burry's strength has always been shooting the ball and then shooting with confidence. I think for a shooter that's probably the most important thing to have."

Burry says a balanced scoring attack has definitely been a plus.

"(Early) on it was Martin, Mason, and Cole doing a lot of the work. Now that me and Jason have come in the last couple of games it's just let them do a little more and less stress on them."

Quincy High turns its focus to a weekend of road trips beginning with Friday's crucial conference clash at Galesburg.

With a win the Blue Devils will improve to 7-0 in the Western Big-6 and take an even more commanding lead in their hopes of repeating as champs.

However, it's never easy in the Land of Silver Streaks.

"Galesburg is desperate," Taylor said. 

"They're always going to be play real physical and try to beat us up. We've got to be able to take it without letting it affect our game, We've got to play through their bump and elbows, and play our game. If we can do that I think we have a great chance."

Salrin says his main goal is to finish undefeated in league play.

"Just to win (the Western Big-6) would be great but to go 10-0 in the conference my senior year would be awesome."

The ninth ranked Blue Devils continue their weekend away from home on Saturday with a trip to Geneva.

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