Photo: Lady Knight Kelly Evers (34) gets to the ball before DeKalb’s Taylor White during Tuesday’s loss to DHS. Photo by John DiDonna
KANELAND—While Kaneland girls basketball has reached regular season heights not seen in quite some time, sometimes plateaus are hit.
Such was the case this past week of competition for the Lady Knights, as they fell to host Geneseo in Northern Illinois Big XII Conference action by a 32-14 clip, and trekked to DeKalb, where they lost 46-31 on Tuesday.
The two-game slide brought KHS down to 14-8 (5-2 NIB-12).
With the minor slide, the Lady Knights failed to add on to a four-game win streak, which has now been accomplished twice in 2011-12—the first instance taking shape in Kaneland’s 4-0 start to the campaign.
With three games remaining in the regular season and two conference games left, Kaneland is two games back of DeKalb’s spotless conference record. The Lady Barbs are 19-4.
Tuesday’s final saw Allyson O’Herron lead the way with nine points. Kaneland was plagued by less-than-stellar shooting from the field, going just nine-for-29, although the Lady Knights did go 14-for-20 from the free throw line.
KHS was down 9-8 after one, while seeing the halftime deficit increase to 24-14. DeKalb enjoyed a 32-20 lead after three before the final eight minutes of play.
Sophomores improved to 16-5 with a 34-27 win over DeKalb, while the freshman finished 19-2 with a 37-24 win over Morris on Monday.