[Mary Beth Nolan]
By the numbers: Gilbert scored seven and had seven rebounds. Adryana Tetzloff also scored seven for the Cogs. Ballard had nine points and game-best eight rebounds. She and Broski each had three steals, while Veronica Cieslica had four for Genoa-Kingston
Beyond the stats: The Cardinals had eight offensive rebounds in the first half and four in the second. They also seven first-half 3-pointers and just three in the second half.
They said it: "The second half we didn't give up as many catch-and-shoot 3s and didn't give them as many second chance opportunities," Henkel said. "We've known all year we have to lean on our defense because offensively, we can score points, but if it gets into a shootout it doesn't fare well for us."
Up next: The No. 6 Cogs open the 3A Marengo Sectional against No. 10 Belvidere at 7 p.m. Monday in a play-in game, with the winner facing No. 1 Burlington Central at 6 p.m. No. 9 Stillman Valley is in the 3A Dixon Regional, playing a quarterfinal against No. 8 Rochelle at 6 p.m. Monday, with the winner facing Dixon at 6 p.m. Wednesday.