Athletic Event

Kishwaukee College

Carey pours in 38, Chiefs freeze out Kougars for 8th win

Carey pours in 38, Chiefs freeze out Kougars for 8th win

Conference: No

Opponent: Kougars at Chiefs
82 - 74 (W)

(Sugar Grove, IL.) – On a frigid evening where temperatures outside reached below zero, Waubonsee Community College forward Tyrone Carey was just the opposite inside Erickson Hall gymnasium. The sophomore from Aurora West High School had a hot hand most of the evening as he poured in 38 points to lead the Chiefs to an 82-74 win over visiting Kishwaukee College. Waubonsee, which garnered just eight wins each of the last two seasons, reached that mark in just the eleventh contest of this season. The Chiefs improved to 8-3 overall, while the Kougars suffered their third straight loss to a team from the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference to drop to 9-5 overall.

Carey nailed five of six three-point attempts en route to scoring 23 first half points, more than two above his season average of 20.8 points per game. Waubonsee led only 15-13 midway through the first half when Carey began his three-point barrage. In a four-minute span he scored 14 points, connecting on four straight attempts from beyond the arc sandwiched around a breakaway layup to propel the Chiefs to a 31-20 lead. Waubonsee grabbed its biggest lead of the game with 2:50 left in the first period when Deon Ward nailed a long trey to give the Chiefs a 40-20 advantage. However, the Kougars responded with a 9-0 run before Waubonsee made a pair of steals and baskets in the final 0:10 to head to the locker room ahead 44-29.

The Chiefs then held off the Kougars throughout the second half. The closest Kishwaukee got was seven points (52-45) just six minutes into the second stanza. After a Waubonsee timeout the Chiefs quickly built their lead back up to double digits. Waubonsee maintained that cushion until the final minute of the game, with the Kougars scoring in the last second to get the deficit to single digits.

To go along with his collegiate career high in points, Carey also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out five assists. Ward added 19 points, five assists and six boards. Germaine Roebuck chipped in with a double-double, booking a dozen points and hauling down a dozen rebounds as well. Demetrius Ewing nearly gave the Chiefs four players in double figures and another double-double performer, as he tallied nine points and snagged 10 rebounds. Jacob Niesman added four assists and Jake Pike blocked four shots in the victory.

The Chiefs next game is this Thursday, December 15 at Rock Valley College in Rockford. Waubonsee is set to tip off against the Golden Eagles at 7:30 p.m. The women’s teams will square off at 5:30 p.m.  Both Waubonsee squads return home to Erickson Hall this coming Saturday, December 17 when they host Bryant & Stratton College from Wisconsin in the first ever meeting between the two schools. The women’s game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. with the men’s contest to follow at approximately 3:00 p.m.