Girls hoops splits IC tourney
By Mike Slodki
on December 3, 2009
The Lady Knights basketball squad would rather take the first half of their tournament at Immaculate Conception High School in Elmhurst during Thanksgiving week.
Winning the first two but losing the last two, Kaneland now sits at 2-5 on the season.
Kanelandâ€™s first win of the season came on Nov. 24 at the hands of Luther North of Chicago by a final of 57-40, thanks to 13 points from Emily Heimerdinger and 12 points from Emma Bradford.
The Lady Knights went 25-for-71 from the field and 7-for-16 from the foul line.
Kaneland was up 17-11 after one quarter before seeing the lead shrink to 28-25 at the halftime break. Kaneland pulled away in the third to go up 42-36 before going on a 15-4 run in the fourth for the win.
KHS then nabbed its second straight win on Nov. 25 against Elmwood Park in a 41-34 affair.
Mallory Carlson was the lone Lady Knight in double figures with 15 points, as Kaneland went 17-for-51 from the field and 7-for-17 from the free throw line.
Despite falling behind 15-6 after one quarter, KHS managed to close within 22-15 at the break before outscoring its opponent 26-12 in the second half.
The last two matchups in Elmhurst provided a bit roughter as Kaneland lost to host IC on Friday, by a final of 64-17, in a game that featured a scoreless third quarter.
In the finale on Saturday, Plainfield South bested KHS by a 57-45 final despite 15 points from Carlson. The Lady Knights went 19-for-73 from the field.
The Lady Knights try to right the ship vs. DeKalb in Maple Park on Friday, Dec. 4.