Lady Knights defeated by WSC rival Rochelle
Unfortunately for the Kaneland High School girls basketball squad, the results of the first quarter of Friday nightâ€™s contest against visiting Rochelle failed to be duplicated.
After going out to an 8-7 lead on the Lady Hubs in Maple Park, the Lady Knights fell victim to a flurry of points in the second quarter and eventually lost 61-44.
The Lady Knights now sit at 5-18 (0-9 Western Sun Conference) with four regular season contests remaining.
Emily Heimerdinger led the way for KHS with 13 points, three rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Kaneland was 16-for-29 from the foul line, while Rochelle was 11-for-21.
After KHS led 8-7 after one, Rochelle came back and turned a deficit into a 22-17 lead. The Lady Hubs then tacked on eight straight points to go into the locker room up 30-17.
Kaneland closed the chasm to 44-32 at the end of three before Rochelle outscored the hosts 17-12 in the final eight minutes.
Kaneland has now lost six contests in a row; the last win coming on Jan. 9 at Burlington Central.
Sophomore action had the Rochelle troops beat Kaneland 41-27 on Friday. The freshmen â€œAâ€ group beat Yorkville on Saturday by a final of 46-16.
The freshmen â€œBâ€ team came away with a 50-11 win over the Lady Foxes.
The Lady Knights have a varsity contest on Friday, Feb. 5, at Yorkville, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Photo: Lady Knight Tesa Alderman attempts a foul shot during Friday eveningâ€™s 61-44 loss to the visiting Rochelle Lady Hubs. Alderman had six points. Photo by Ben Draper