Athletic Event

Illinois Valley Community College

Nelson takes over down the stretch, Lady Chiefs hold off IVCC for fourth win

Conference: No

Opponent: Eagles at Lady Chiefs
70 - 58 (W)

Sparked by Alexis Nelson, the Lady Chiefs pulled away in the final minutes for a 70-58 victory over Illinois Valley Community College. Nelson scored eight of her 17 points in the final two minutes of the game to secure the Lady Chiefs' fourth win of the season. Waubonsee (4-1) led 34-28 at halftime and maintained a similar advantage throughout the second half, but could never quite pull away from the Eagles (3-2). Waubonsee led 58-54 with two and a half minutes left when Nelson took charge. The sophomore guard grabbed two rebounds, made a key steal, scored two baskets and went four of four from the foul line. Nelson finished the game with a double-double booking 17 points and snagging 14 rebounds, to go along with five assists and four steals. Waubonsee's 6'0" sophomore center Emma Darby also posted a double-double with a game-high 18 points and 13 boards, including seven on the offensive end, and four blocked shots. Brooke Harner grabbed seven rebounds and Bailey Klaas handed out four assists, while Ashley Wilk and LaDesha Nelson each had three steals in the triumph.