Athletic Event

Kishwaukee College

Waubonsee unable to overcome first half deficit in loss to Kishwaukee

Waubonsee unable to overcome first half deficit in loss to Kishwaukee

Conference: No

Opponent: Lady Chiefs at Kougars
61 - 71 (L)

Kishwaukee took a 10-point halftime lead and held off Waubonsee in the second half to take a 71-61 victory. The Kougars (6-4) raced out to a 15-4 lead before the Lady Chiefs (6-4) rallied to tie the game at 17. A 12-2 run by Kishwaukee late in the half staked them to a 39-29 advantage at the intermission. The Kougars extended their lead to 18 early in the second half before Waubonsee again rallied. Despite committing 27 turnovers for the game and getting out rebounded 62-52 overall, the Lady Chiefs clawed their way back to within five points with 11 minutes remaining. However, Waubonsee could get no closer the rest of the way as the Kougars held on for the win.

Waubonsee's Julianna Wadsworth led all scorers with 28 points to go along with seven rebounds. The returning All-American connected on 11 of 12 free throws, and is ninth in the nation among NJCAA Division II players in free throw percentage, shooting 87.3 percent (55 of 63) from the line thus far this season. Wadsworth's 55 made free throws also places her fifth nationally in that category. The Oswego East High School graduate is averaging 19.3 point per contest, which puts her 15th nationally in scoring. Coriesha Bailey booked 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds, handed out six assists, made three steals and blocked two shots. Elizabeth Skaggs posted another double-double, her fourth of the season, with 10 points and 12 boards. Jenae Rowe pulled down 10 rebounds, while Tynia Flores snagged seven boards and blocked three shots in the loss.