WOODSTOCK — Woodstock Academy proved too much for Wheeler High, downing the Lions, 78-37, in the ECC North Division boys basketball tournament quarterfinals Friday night.

No. 1 Woodstock led 47-18 at the half.

"We were overmatched physically," Wheeler coach Neal Cobleigh said in an email. "[Woodstock is a] very strong team inside, which opened up [Logan] Talbot for jumpers, which he did not miss. Extremely proud of my team. We put up a great fight and they refused to give in. We are looking forward to a great future."

Talbot finished with 23 points for the Centaurs (9-1).

Lukas Jones and Nick Larkin each scored eight points for the ninth-seeded Lions. Jones also made a pair of 3-pointers. Deondre Bansford had 10 rebounds.

Wheeler concluded the season at 1-7.

Woodstock will host Windham in the semifinals on Tuesday. Windham beat Griswold, 33-30, in another quarterfinal game Friday.

— Keith Kimberlin

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