no match for mighty Aggies as Quayle gets double-double
By Craig Morris
December 30, 2008 | Jared Quayle had a heyday, netting
17 points, grabbing 11 boards and dishing seven assists
as the Ags coasted, 85-45, past Howard University.
Tyler Newbold, although a bit under the weather, chipped
in 16 of his own points while Gary Wilkinson and Tai
Wesley both reached double figures with 13 and 11, respectively.
Every one of the Aggies saw minutes in the blowout Monday
at the Spectrum.
"We got everyone a chance to play, which is good,
especially with three games in a row," said USU
Coach Stew Morrill.
Utah State and Wyoming opened up the Duel in the Desert
with wins. The Ags will host the Cowboys New Year's
Eve to wrap up the tournament. They will play the Huskies
of Houston Baptist at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Spectrum
Though the game got sloppy at times, the Ags held
on to the ball well and committed only seven turnovers.
They outrebounded the visiting Bison, 48-23.
The attention as of late has turned to the consistent
play of Quayle to complement the outstanding post players
at Utah State. A JC transfer from Western Wyoming, Quayle
has settled into the point guard position. He continues
to fill the stat sheet each game.
"He is in the same league as Jaycee in terms
of rebounding the ball," said Morrill.
The fans had much to cheer about as the big men dunked
all over Howard University. Quayle even got in on that
action as he picked the ball off at half court and raced
to the basket for a rim-rattling slam.
Only two games remain before the Aggies enter WAC
conference play, but they seem primed and ready. They
will get their first shot when Idaho comes to town Jan.