Photo: Drew David drives with determination against Sycamore defenders. Kaneland lost at home against Sycamore 51-42. Photo by Patti Wilk
KANELAND—There shall be no sweep of the Spartans in 2012.
Dealing with a double-digit lead at halftime, Kaneland fell victim to playing catch-up ball and found itself on the wrong end of a 51-42 result against the visiting Spartans on Saturday afternoon.
The lone game of the week had Kaneland drop to 13-7 on the season, with a 4-3 record in Northern Illinois Big XII Conference play.
The game was in stark contrast to the 70-42 win on Dec. 10, 2011, in Sycamore.
Marcel Neil supplied a game-high 14 points, despite being on the losing end.
KHS was also stung by a 6-for-14 shooting night at the foul line, compared to 16-for-23 by Sycamore.
Sycamore went on top early, 14-7, before expanding the lead by the halftime buzzer to 24-14.
The margin remained steadfast at 34-24 by the end of the third, before Kaneland’s offense came alive in the fourth, but it only served to bring the deficit to nine.
The sophomores lost their battle with Sycamore by a 52-42 clip. Tyler Carlson had 15 points.
A full week greets the Knights varsity contingent with a trip to DeKalb on Friday, Feb. 10, a jaunt to the Wheaton Academy Shootout on Saturday, Feb. 11, and a drive to Streator on Tuesday, Feb. 14, for some NIB-12 hoops.