by Mike Slodki
It wasnâ€™t just the weather outside that left the Kaneland Lady Knights girls basketball team cold on Tuesday night.
A five-point first half, 9-for-40 shooting from the field and a 12-minute stretch of no points all went toward sending KHS to a 68-25 loss in Western Sun Conference action.
â€œYou have to sprint against (Geneva), and youâ€™ve got to tip your hat to them,â€ KHS coach Ernie Colombe said. â€œTheyâ€™re a very talented team, obviously, and they work very hard. We canâ€™t expect to come in here and compete against them if weâ€™re not going to do that.â€
The Lady Knights also finished up play at the Oswego East Holiday Classic with a 55-49 win over Aurora Christian on Dec. 30, 2009.
Kanelandâ€™s record is 4-12 with an 0-5 record in the WSC.
The Lady Vikings went out to a 17-5 lead at the end of the first quarter. Kelly Eversâ€™ bucket with 1:02 remaining in the quarter were the last Kaneland points until Nicki Ottâ€™s basket with 5:19 remaining in the third made it 47-7.
The biggest lead for Geneva was 49 points, happening with 3:39 remaining in the game when it was 64-15.
The Lady Knights did manage to grab a win this week right before 2009 came to a close against the Eagles of Aurora Christian.
A 7-6 lead after one increased to 23-21 at the break. The Lady Knights increased the lead to 37-34 before taking advantage of AC foul trouble in the fourth. KHS made 14-of-22 foul shots in the frame and 23-of-38 foul shots in the game.
Mallory Carlson, who had 16 points, was 10-for-10 from the line with seven boards. Emily Heimerdinger had 10 points and four steals.
The girls suit up for host Batavia on Friday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m.