Oakton Community College
Wadsworth books 38 in return, Chiefs register record setting win over Owls in ISCC opener
Opponent: Owls at Lady Chiefs
98 - 36 (W)
Waubonsee Community College opened up Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference play with a record setting performance in a lopsided 98-36 win over visiting Oakton Community College. The Chiefs (9-7, 1-0) set several school records including most points in a quarter, most points at halftime and margin of victory. Waubonsee’s pressure defense forced the Owls (0-13, 0-1) into 46 turnovers, including a record 32 in the first half. The Chiefs also recorded 25 steals and tallied a record 64 points off Oakton’s miscues. Waubonsee registered 26 assists on 43 made baskets, while shooting 55 percent (43 of 67) from the floor.
The Chiefs raced out to a 39-6 lead after the first 10 minutes of play to establish a new mark for points in a quarter. Coach Jim Sury’s crew built a 65-12 lead at the break to set program records most points in the first half and largest halftime lead at 53 points. Waubonsee’s eventual 62-point margin of victory is the biggest in school history, breaking the record of 55 points set last January in a 74-19 win over the College of Lake County. The Chiefs fell just short of the program record of 102 points scored in a season-opening victory last year against Wright College.
Returning All-American Julianna Wadsworth set a Waubonsee record with 22 points in the first quarter alone. Playing in her first game since breaking a bone in her right hand back on December 8, the sophomore guard finished with a career-high 38 points, two points more than the entire Oakton team and two points shy of Brenda Morris’ single-game Waubonsee record of 40 set in 1997. Wadsworth connected on 18 of 23 shots from the field to go along with eight assists, eight steals and five rebounds. Libby Love pumped in a collegiate career-high with 25 points, including three baskets from long range, while handing out five assists. Coreisha Bailey added 11 points, six assists and seven steals. Elizabeth Skaggs chipped in with 10 points, and Jenae Rowe grabbed eight rebounds and made four steals