This first game of the Consolation bracket
certainly seemed like a 9am game in the early going. The
halftime score was a mere 18-11, led by Canton. Things
heated up in the second half, however, as both teams stepped up
the scoring. Brown County erupted for 35 second half
points after only scrounging 11 in the first half. They
battle back and defeat Canton and the Hornets advance to play
Brown County (6-5) shot an anemic 4-15
(27%) in the first two frames. The second half was far
different, as they shot 14-24 (58%). Canton's Little
Giants (0-8) commanded most of this game. They led for
22:28 and by as many as 10 points early in the third quarter.
Turnovers, rebounds, and free throws were as even as the final
Brown County's Tate Fullerton scored his
team's last three deciding points, all coming from late free
throws. Canton's Jackson Churchill nailed a three pointer
with 8 seconds remaining to pull within one...but no other
scoring would occur.
The Hornets were led by Nathan Hendricker's
20 points on 8-16 shooting. Also in double figures were
Tate Fullerton (12 points) and Chance Fuqua (10 points).
Fuqua also had a game-high eight rebounds. Hendricker
added six boards of his own. Gavin Miller's fast hands
swiped four steals.
Canton was led in scoring by Trey Passmore,
who had 19 points. A trio of Little Giants tied with a
team-high five rebounds (Turner Plumer, Jake Smith, and Trey
Passmore). Smith also dished out a game-high four assists.
Canton had eight bench points to Brown County's zero.
Brown County advances in the Consolation bracket
to face the winner of Eureka and Camp Point Central. They
will play in Game 17 (tomorrow, 9:00am at WIU's Brophy Hall).
Canton has been eliminated from the tournament.