Athletic Event

Carl Sandburg College

Cold-shooting Lady Chiefs let one slip away

Conference: No

Opponent: Chargers at Lady Chiefs
50 - 52 (L)

The Lady Chiefs let a 13-point lead midway through the second half slip away as visiting Carl Sandburg College stole a 52-50 victory. Highlighted by a trio of three-point baskets, Waubonsee (4-2) went on a 15-2 run over the final three and a half minutes of the first half to grab a 28-18 halftime lead. The Lady Chiefs led 46-33 with nine minutes remaining when the Chargers (3-0) began to make their move. Sandburg closed out the game with a 19-4 run aided by the Lady Chiefs' poor shooting down the stretch and some questionable officiating calls throughout the contest. Waubonsee made just 1 of 11 shots from the field and a pair of free throws in the final seven minutes en route to finishing the game shooting only 22 percent (13 fo 58) from the field. The score was tied at 50-all after a pair of made free throws by Waubonsee's Dakota Collins with 0:50 to go. Sandburg's Marysa Remick then made a terriffic spinning move and basket with 0:18 remaining to give the Chargers the lead. In the ensuing scramble to get off a potential game-tying shot, Waubonsee eventually called time out with 0:07 left when they could not get a good opportunity to score. Unfortunately the Lady Chiefs' last possession ended when they were unable to get off a shot before the final buzzer. Despite forcing 30 turnovers by the Chargers, the Lady Chiefs were out rebounded 53-36 for the game. Alexis Nelson and Collins each booked a dozen points to lead Waubonsee in scoring. Nelson also grabbed six rebounds, handed out five assists and made four steals. Hampered by foul trouble, Emma Darby finished with seven points and seven rebounds. The Lady Chiefs' other post player, Ashley Wilk, was also in foul trouble most of the game. She finished with eight points and hauled in four rebounds before fouling out with four minutes to go. LaDesha Nelson snagged seven boards and Bailey Klaas handed out four assists in the loss.