Lady Knights defeated by WSC rival Rochelle

Unfortunately for the Kaneland High School girls basketball squad, the results of the first quarter of Friday night’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 “A” group beat Yorkville on Saturday by a final of 46-16.

The freshmen “B” 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 evening’s 61-44 loss to the visiting Rochelle Lady Hubs. Alderman had six points. Photo by Ben Draper