McHenry County College
Wadsworth becomes Chiefs' all-time scoring leader, Waubonsee remains unbeaten in ISCC with 10th straight win
Opponent: Scots at Chiefs
74 - 61 (W)
Julianna Wadsworth became the Chiefs’ all-time leading scorer as Waubonsee downed visiting McHenry County College 74-61 to run their winning streak to 10 games. In what was a foul plagued game, Wadsworth made nine free throws in the early going to pull within one point of Amanda Wolf’s school-record of 984 career points set from 1999 through 2001. The sophomore forward from Oswego East High School then nailed a three-pointer with 2:50 left in the second quarter to move past Wolf. Wadsworth finished the first half with 16 points as Waubonsee grabbed a 41-32 lead at the break. The Chiefs then held McHenry at bay in the second half to remain undefeated in Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference play. Waubonsee forced the Scots into 32 turnovers and took advantage of 27 fouls whistled on the Scots, making 20 of 31 foul shots. Meanwhile, the Chiefs were also called for 24 fouls resulting in 20 foul shot attempts for McHenry.
Wadsworth finished with 22 points and six steals before fouling out with 7:41 remaining in the fourth quarter. An NJCAA Division II Third Team All-American last season as a freshman, Wadsworth is now just four points shy of 1,000 for her collegiate career and will likely reach that milestone in Waubonsee’s next game on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the College of Lake County. For the season she is averaging 20.6 points per game, and at that pace Wadsworth has a chance to break her own single-season mark of 583 points set last year if Waubonsee is able to advance to the National Tournament for the second straight year.
Elizabeth Skaggs added a double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds to go along with four assists. Coreisha Bailey chipped in with 11 points and four more assists as she gets closer to breaking Waubonsee's single-season mark for assists. The sophomore from Rockford East High School is now 22 assists shy of Ashley Cooper's record of 191 assists established in 2005-2006. Jenae Rowe tallied 10 points, Libby Love contributed seven assists and four steals, Jewel Hupe handed out three assists and Tynia Flores recorded four steals in the victory.