Athletic Event

Bryant & Stratton (WI) College

Chiefs wear down Bobcats to take first ever meeting between the two schools

Chiefs wear down Bobcats to take first ever meeting between the two schools

Conference: No

Opponent: Bobcats at Chiefs
96 - 70 (W)

In the first ever meeting between them, Waubonsee Community College’s men’s basketball team wore down visiting Bryant & Stratton (WI.) College to run off with a 96-70 victory. The Chiefs dominated the glass, especially in the second half to pull away for their ninth win of the season. The victory was Waubonsee Head Coach Dave Heiss’ 591st career coaching win as he closes in on number 600. The game also marked Heiss’ 995th game on the sidelines for the Chiefs over the last 32 years as he approaches the milestone of 1,000 games in his career. 

The game was close throughout much of the first half until the Chiefs (9-4) closed out the period with an 11-2 run to grab a 51-41 lead at the break. Alec Goetz, after missing the last four games due to a concussion he sustained in the Chiefs’ win at Benedictine University on Dec. 1, returned to the lineup and immediately made a huge impact. The sophomore guard from St. Charles North High School nailed four treys on his way to booking 21 first half points to spark the Chiefs’ offense.

Waubonsee then broke the game open with a 21-2 run midway through the second half to surge ahead 81-53.  The Chiefs out rebounded the Bobcats 54-27 overall, including a 32-13 advantage in the second period alone. Waubonsee also tallied 34 second-chance points by securing 28 offensive rebounds in the game.

Goetz finished with a game-high 25 points and handed out four assists to lead the way. Demetrius Ewing recorded a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds to go along with four assists as well. Germaine Roebuck came off the bench to tally 13 points and grab six rebounds. Tyrone Carey chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Deon Ward contributed 12 points and Dominick Martin came off the bench to snag eight boards.

The Bobcats (6-10), playing their inaugural season, seemed to run out of gas in the second stanza. Possibly the most well traveled junior college team in the country this season, Bryant & Stratton showed some signs of being road weary over the final twenty minutes of play. By seasons’ end the Wauwatosa, Wis. based program will have covered nearly 5,800 miles through Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan over 22 road trips. 

The Chiefs next game will be this next Tuesday, December 20 when they travel to Chicago to play Wright College and close out the first half of the season. Tipoff is slated for 7:00 p.m., with the women’s contest between the Chiefs and Rams beforehand beginning at 5:00 p.m.