Lady Knights in rough stretch at beginning

By on November 27, 2008

            Kaneland High School girls basketball fans were probably hoping for a better start.

            The girls basketball team would be inclined to agree.

            Making its way to the usual Thanksgiving-time Burlington Central tournament, KHS dropped its first two outings on Saturday.

            Rockford Auburn got the best of Kaneland 51-48, and Woodstock used a prolific second quarter to handle KHS 63-45.

            On Monday, Kaneland dropped a 53-41 result to Marengo.

            The Lady Knights now sit at 0-4.

            Vs. the Rockford version of the Lady Knights, KHS outscored RAHS 13-8 in the first quarter, but Kaneland was on the receiving end of a 17-9 second quarter, making it 25-22 at halftime. Kaneland rallied to take a 34-33 at the end of the third before Rockford Auburn used an 18-14 fourth to close the game out.

            Kaneland was 17-for-56 from the field and 14-for-28 from the foul line. The Lady Knights also pulled down 31 rebounds.

            Sara Rose, Katie Hatch and Alyssa Galvan each had a team-high 10 points.

            Ninety minutes later, Kaneland faced the Blue Streaks of Woodstock and held close, trailing just 18-14 after one before getting blown by in the second frame to go down 39-21 at the end of the third quarter.

            Overall, the Lady Knights were 17-for-45 from the field but 5-for-10 from three-point range. KHS was 10-for-20 from the foul line, and pulled down 28 rebounds.

            Galvan scored a team-high 14 points with a team-high nine boards. Megan Nauert added seven.

            In the matchup with the Indians in Burlington, Rose had 10 points.

            After Tuesday night’s affair vs. St. Francis, the Lady Knights were to enter pool play on Wednesday night.

            Sophomore action had the Lady Knights fall to the visiting Rochelle Lady Hubs on Saturday by a 39-26 margin to fall to 0-2.

            Taylor Bradbury and Tesa Alderman supplied nine points each in the losing effort.

            KHS enters Western Sun Conference play on Tuesday, Dec. 2 against Glenbard South at 5:30 p.m.

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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