by Mike Slodki
With the Western Sun Conference schedule in full swing, KHS girls basketball was hoping that both conference contests could swing its way. Kaneland will have to be happy with a split.
The Lady Knights took care of visiting Yorkville on Saturday evening by a final of 37-26 for their first WSC win. Meanwhile on Tuesday, the Lady Knights were vanquished by visiting Geneva 65-26. KHS now sits at 4-9 (1-4 WSC).
Despite senior Katie Hatch going down with a leg injury in the first quarter against the Lady Foxes, KHS held firm and rebounded from a 7-6 first quarter deficit to take a 20-15 lead at the half. Kaneland led 25-19 after three.
Andie Strang had eight points. Kaneland was 13-for-47 from the field.
Against Geneva, Mallory Huml had a team-high five.
Five steals by Geneva keyed a bad start for KHS and they fell behind 14-0 just 4:14 into the contest, before Alyssa Galvan put back a miss for the Lady Knightsâ€™ first points. A Huml three-pointer with 18.8 seconds to go closed the deficit to 20-7 to end the first frame.
KHS, who takes on Batavia on Friday, Jan. 9, made a mini-run in the second to cut it to 28-15 before Lauren Wicinski found her way to the basket twice to lead 32-15 at halftime. Geneva then went on an 13-0 run to seal it.
â€œTheyâ€™re a good team and they showed why theyâ€™re undefeated,â€ KHS coach Ernie Colombe said about Geneva.