Recap of the game from WGIL’s Brad Bennewitz:
The Galesburg boys basketball team played short-handed without its second-leading scorer and rebounder, Eric Price, but came out in the first half red-hot from 3-point range. Rylee Milan knocked down all four of his shots from behind the arc and Demarco Harden knocked down both of his shots from behind the arc propelling Galesburg to a 10-point lead in the 1st quarter against Quincy.
But the Blue Devils came back with a couple of 7-0 runs, one in the 1st quarter and one in the 2nd quarter, including to end the half. Quincy took a 5-point lead and eventually held off the Silver Streaks, 59-50.
The Streaks were down by just 1-point, 50-49, late in the game but they couldn’t knock down some important shots in the 4th quarter that would have kept them in the game. Galesburg shot just 3 out of 11 in the 4th quarter in losing for the first time this season and falling to 4-1.
Jaylin McCants led the Streaks in scoring with 20. Milan had a varsity career-high with 12, as did Demarco Harden with 9. But our Dave’s Auto Body Crunch-Time Player of the Game was Daylan Ellington. He provided lock-down defense on Lucas Reese, who ended up being the leading scorer for Quincy, but Ellington’s defensive play and his energy off the bench lifted the Streaks to a 2nd half comeback, which unfortunately didn’t materialize fully for the victory.
Galesburg sophomores won over Quincy, 82-46.
Galesburg’s next game is Tuesday night as Sterling comes to town for the first Western Big 6 match-up against the Warriors at John Thiel Gym.
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