Rock Island won’t play a basketball game tonight. Instead, the Rocks’ Western Big Six game with Galesburg will be played Tuesday, Feb. 13, Rock Island athletic director Michelle Lillis confirmed.
A parent of a Rock Island player died unexpectedly Friday morning, she said.
The move was announced Friday morning on Twitter.
A tweet from Rocks Basketball @RockyHoops read:
Due to the very unfortunate death of a family member of a varsity player, tonight's game vs. Galesburg is being postponed and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 13th.— Rocks Basketball (@RockyHoops) January 26, 2018
With the game no longer being played tonight, the wrestling quad between Galesburg, Quincy, Rock Island and Alleman, originally scheduled for the girls’ gym at Rock Island, will now be wrestled at the fieldhouse.