Athletic Event

Carl Sandburg College

Roebuck, Carey lead Chiefs over Sandburg, even record at 2-2 overall

Conference: No

Opponent: Chargers at Chiefs
88 - 79 (W)

(Sugar Grove, IL.) – Waubonsee Community College’s Men’s Basketball team took a step forward Saturday afternoon. Led by forwards Germaine Roebuck and Tyrone Carey, the Chiefs knocked off Carl Sandburg College 88-79 to even their record on the season at 2-2.  After giving up 99 points in a 12-point loss last night to Illinois Valley, Waubonsee’s defense was decidedly improved against the Chargers. 

Five minutes into the game the Chiefs grabbed the upper hand, leading 13-4 after an offensive rebound and put back basket by Jake Pike. Waubonsee led 27-16 with eight minutes left in the half after Carey made a pair of free throws. However, a 9-0 run by the Chargers got them back within striking distance. The Chiefs eventually secured a 41-37 lead at the intermission courtesy of a three-pointer by Alec Goetz in the final minute of the first half.

Waubonsee then opened the second half with an 11-4 run to get their lead back to double-digits. The Chiefs grabbed their biggest lead of the game midway through the second half when Carey connected on his third trey in a span of two and a half minutes to put Waubonsee in front 72-51. The Chargers gradually chipped away at the deficit. However, the closest they were able to get was eight points in the final minute of the game.

Roebuck led all scorers with 25 points to go along with four assists and five rebounds. Carey finished with 23 points while also handing out four assists and snagging five boards. Goetz booked 11 points, and like Roebuck and Carey, he also dished out four assists and hauled down five rebounds. Chiefs’ point guard Steve Green registered eight assists, Dominick Martin chipped in with 10 points, and Pike finished with nine rebounds. Waubonsee finished the game with 27 assists as a team and shot 55 percent (34 of 62) from the floor.

Waubonsee’s next game is a week from now when they host Harper College on Saturday, November 19 beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Erickson Hall.