Athletic Event

Aurora University JV's

Chiefs extend their winning streak to eight games with hard fought win over Aurora's JV's

Conference: Yes

Opponent: Spartans at Chiefs
55 - 50 (W)

Waubonsee extended its’ winning streak to eight games with a 55-50 victory over Aurora University’s Junior Varsity squad. The Chiefs (15-7) jumped out to a 19-9 lead after one quarter, scoring 10 points in the paint compared to just one inside basket for the Spartans. Waubonsee went to the locker room with a 30-21 half time lead courtesy of a 10-1 advantage in made free throws. Aurora got back in the game in the third quarter by suddenly finding the range from beyond the arc. The Spartans nailed four treys and outscored Waubonsee 22-9 to grab a 43-39 lead heading into the final period. The fourth quarter was a nip and tuck affair with neither team owning more than a five-point lead. A clutch three-point basket by Jenae Rowe with 1:37 remaining staked Waubonsee to a 54-50 lead. The Spartans then misfired on four shots and turned the ball over twice in the final 90 seconds of play to allow the Chiefs to hold on.

Waubonsee struggled shooting the ball all game, finishing just 4 of 23 (17 percent) from three-point range and shooting only 25 percent (19 of 74) from the field overall. The Chiefs also made just 50 percent (13 of 26) from the foul line, but forced Aurora into 28 turnovers to offset their cold shooting. Waubonsee also grabbed a 57-50 rebounding advantage, hauling down 25 offensive boards.

Elizabeth Skaggs led Waubonsee’s attack with a double-double, netting 13 points and 11 rebounds. Rowe also booked a double-double with a dozen points and 13 boards to go along with four steals and three assists. Coreisha Bailey added nine rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Juliana Wadsworth snagged seven boards and made six steals. Rachel Baumgartner led Aurora with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Spartans’ Marisa Kopping hauled down 10 boards and handed out five assists, and Adriana Ramirez grabbed a dozen rebounds despite being in foul trouble for much of the game.