Athletic Event

Morton College

Chiefs overwhelm Morton, stay in the race for the ISCC title

Chiefs overwhelm Morton, stay in the race for the ISCC title

Conference: Yes

Opponent: Panthers at Chiefs
76 - 54 (W)

Waubonsee Community College’s men’s basketball team moved into a tie for first place in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference (ISCC) standings with a 76-54 triumph over visiting Morton College. The Chiefs improved to 8-2 in league play, tied with Oakton Community College, which lost to Prairie State College. The Chiefs (19-7) are set to host the Owls in their final regular season home game on Feb. 21 in what could potentially be the deciding game for the ISCC title.

In cruising past Morton for the second time this season the Chiefs used a 15-5 run midway through the first half to go ahead by 15 points. Waubonsee then out scored the Panthers 9-3 over the final three minutes of the half to head to the locker room with a comfortable 46-26 lead. The Panthers (9-16, 4-7) never got closer than 17 points throughout the second half. The Chiefs grabbed their biggest lead at 68-43 with 7:30 left in the game on the way to securing their 19th win of the season.

Waubonsee dominated Morton on the glass, out rebounding the Panthers 38-22 overall, including 15 offensive boards. For the game the Chiefs shot 51 percent (32 of 62) from the field, compared to just 35 percent (16 of 45) for the Panthers. Waubonsee also tallied 25 assists as a team and recorded 11 steals.

Germaine Roebuck booked a double-double, pacing Waubonsee’s attack with 25 points and 11 rebounds to go with four assists. Jake Pike added 14 points, and Alec Goetz chipped in with 11 points and four assists. Tyrone Carey gave the Chiefs a fourth player in double digits with 10 points, while handing out five assists. Deon Ward contributed four assists and six rebounds, and Steve Green made three steals in the victory. Morton’s Deonte McReynolds scored a game-high 37 points, including 21 of the Panther’s 26 first half points.

Waubonsee’s next game is Tuesday, February 14 when they travel to the College of Lake County in Grayslake. The Chiefs and Lancers are set to tipoff at 7:15 p.m. Waubonsee will also be on the road Feb. 16 when they head to the southwest suburbs to take on Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills. The Chiefs return home on Feb. 21 to battle Oakton Community College. Both the women’s and men’s games that evening will be streamed ‘live’ on-line at www.Waubonsee.edu/Athletics, and also broadcast on local cable television. Check your local cable provider for Waubonsee’s Educational Television channel.