Athletic Event

Oakton Community College

Chiefs race out to big lead, trounce Owls to clinch ISCC title

Chiefs race out to big lead, trounce Owls to clinch ISCC title

Conference: Yes

Opponent: Owls at Chiefs
87 - 42 (W)

Waubonsee Community College’s women’s basketball team clinched the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference title for the second straight year by pounding visiting Oakton Community College 87-42. The victory improved the Chiefs conference record to 10-1 after league-leader Moraine Valley Community College had to forfeit seven league games, including their 66-56 win over Waubonsee on January 24. With only one conference game remaining the Chiefs secured a two-game lead over second-place Morton College (9-3) to capture the ISCC title for the third time in the last four years.   

Waubonsee (17-11) raced out to a 13-0 lead just four minutes into the game. The Chiefs increased their lead to 28-6 before ending the first period comfortably ahead 30-11. Waubonsee outscored the Owls 16-11 in the second quarter to grab a 46-22 halftime lead. Oakton (7-22, 2-9) scored 11 points in the third period as well, trailing 60-33 entering the final stanza. The Chiefs then out scored Oakton 27-9 over the final 10 minutes of play to complete the rout. Waubonsee forced 30 Oakton turnovers and dominated in the paint, out scoring the Owls 46-8 in close to the basket.

Alexis VanWyhe led all scorers with 27 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists. Mozelle Kempiak posted her 20th double-double of the season by netting 22 points and snagging a dozen boards. Sophomore guard Taseandra Parker turned in an all-around performance with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and four steals. Lauren Goff also booked a double-double with 13 points and 13 boards, while handing out four assists and making seven steals.

Waubonsee’s next game is this Thursday, February 23 when the Chiefs travel to McHenry County College to wrap up their ISCC schedule. The women’s contest is set to begin at 5:15 p.m. with the men slated to tipoff at 7:15 p.m. Waubonsee’s women’s squad closes out the regular season this coming Saturday, February 25 on the road against fourth-ranked Kankakee Community College.