Lady Knights basketball is hoping that the next couple of contests go better than their three opening games.
After losing their opener at Rosary on Nov. 17, the KHS troops went to East Aurora on Thursday only to drop a 48-41 affair.
The girls also opened action at the Immaculate Conception Thanksgiving tournament in Elmhurst with a 54-41 setback at the hands of Westmont on Monday.
Coach Ernie Colombe’s squad is 0-3 as it continues at Immaculate Conception. Kaneland had won four straight meetings since losing a regional opener in February, 2006, to the Lady Tomcats.
Senior Mallory Carlson paced the Lady Knights with a team-high 13 points. Tesa Alderman followed with seven.
The Lady Knights fell behind early after the first quarter by a 12-5 count, but closed to within 26-24 at the halftime break. East Aurora took control in the third frame with a 14-7 edge and a 40-31 lead.
Kaneland outscored the Lady Tomcats 10-8 in the fourth quarter to no avail.
Against the Sentinels, a former conference mate in the Suburban Prairie Conference, the Lady Knights fell behind 18-8 after one quarter and 34-15 after two.
Kaneland came back in the third quarter to close within 40-29 until Westmont held its ground.
The Lady Knights were 14-for-37 from the field and 3-for-11 from three-point land. Andie Strang had a team-high 14 points, followed by Emily Heimerdinger with nine.
In other Kaneland-East Aurora action, the freshmen “B” team handled its task with a 21-8 win and the “A” squad won 43-32 thanks to 14 points from Ashley Prost. The sophomores lost 44-41 despite 18 from Kylie Siebert.
On Nov. 17, the freshmen “B” won 15-13 over Rosary, while the “Aâ€ won 32-16.
On Saturday, the sophomores were defeated by visiting Rochelle by a 39-22 final.
Next up for the Lady Knights is another IC Thanksgiving game vs. the hosts on Friday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m., and the tourney finale vs. Plainfield South on Saturday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m.