Athletic Event

Benedictine University Junior Varsity

Chiefs thump Eagles' JV's for 11th win of the season

Chiefs thump Eagles' JV's for 11th win of the season

Conference: No

Opponent: Eagles at Chiefs
101 - 73 (W)

Waubonsee Community College’s men’s basketball team got back on track with a convincing 101-73 win over Benedictine University’s Junior Varsity. In the Chiefs (11-5) final game before beginning Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) play, Waubonsee gradually pulled away to secure head coach Dave Heiss’ 593rd career coaching victory. 

On December 1 the Chiefs jumped out to an early lead and held off the Eagles for an 84-76 victory in Lisle. Waubonsee repeated that opening act, but did not let the Eagles back into the contest this time on their home floor. The Chiefs grabbed a 21-9 lead seven minutes into the game and gradually built their advantage to 37-22 with five minutes left in the half. Waubonsee eventually went to the locker room with a 44-34 lead primarily on the strength of their free throw shooting. The Chiefs made 13 of 15 (87 percent) from the line while the Eagles made five of their eight attempts.

Slowly but surely the Chiefs pulled away in the second half. Waubonsee took its biggest lead of the game with 3:23 remaining at 94-62 on a pair of free throws by Germaine Roebuck. For the game the Chiefs out rebounded the Eagles 51-29 with 23 offensive boards in that total. Waubonsee also out scored Benedictine 60-32 in the paint finishing the game 38 of 75 (51 percent) from the field.

As he has in numerous games this season, Tyrone Carey led Waubonsee in scoring. The sophomore guard tallied 25 points to go along with four assists and five rebounds. Alec Goetz nailed four treys on his way to booking 23 points while also handing out six assists and snagging seven boards. Roebuck finished with a big double-double, scoring 18 points and hauling down 19 rebounds. Demetrius Ewing chipped in with 16 points, six boards and three assists. Jacob Niesman contributed three assists and Jake Pike registered seven points and five rebounds in the win.

The Chiefs next game will be Tuesday, January 10 when they host Elgin Community College. The women’s contest is set to begin at 5:15 p.m. with the men’s game slated for 7:15 p.m. At the conclusion of the ladies’ game, a short ceremony will be held to honor last season’s ISCC and Region IV titles won by Jim Sury’s squad. Also at halftime of the men’s contest Waubonsee will hold its’ Academic Awards Night ceremony, recognizing the classroom achievements of numerous Chiefs’ student-athletes from the 2015-2016 school year. In addition, the game between the Chiefs and the Spartans will be the 999th career game on Waubonsee’s bench for head coach Dave Heiss. Both games and the ceremonies will be streamed ‘live’ on-line at www.Waubonsee.edu/Athletics.