Coltin Quagliano's triple double
highlighted a 63-43 win for the Flying Geese of Wethersfield
(7-4) over the Tigers of Illini Bluffs (2-10).
Wethersfield started on their run early and jumped out to a
23-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and led the game
wire-to-wire. This wasn't the smoothest of affairs,
however, as the teams combined to shoot 33% from the floor and
gave up a combined 42 turnovers.
This Consolation bracket
quarterfinal was largely decided by rebounds and balanced
scoring by both teams. There were a combined six players
in double figure scoring.
amassed an impressive 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and
seven steals. Also in double figures were Brady Kelley (15
points), Waylon Bryant (11 points), Tevin Baker (10 points), and
Kale Nelson (10 points). Qualiano's 10 assists are a
tournament-high. Unfortunately, it wasn't all good news as
his nine turnovers are also a tournament-high.
Bluffs were led in scoring by Dalton Wills's 11 points and
Colton Teel's 10 points. Hunter Greenleaf added eight
points and Brody Wills pitched in seven points as well.
Teel also had a team-high eight rebounds and seven assists.
Bluffs shot 12-15 (80%) from the free throw line.
Wethersfield Flying Geese advance to the Consolation semifinals
to face Lewistown in Game 18 (tomorrow, 10:30am in WIU's Brophy
Hall). Illini Bluffs has been eliminated from the
December 27, 2019