Lady Knights taken in 3 contests, fall to 4-12

By on January 15, 2009

Lady Knight Chassidy Mangers lifts a shot during Kaneland’s victory on Jan. 3.   Photo by John DiDonna.

Lady Knight Chassidy Mangers lifts a shot during Kaneland’s victory on Jan. 3. Photo by John DiDonna.

The girls are playing at a 4-12 clip with a 1-6 record in Western Sun Conference play.

Tuesday night saw a blizzard in the form of Geneva Lady Vikings basketball taking it to visiting KHS 57-19.

On Saturday, the Lady Knights dropped a 53-36 matchup at home vs. Burlington Central.

Burlington Central defeated Kaneland in a 2008 regional heartbreaker, 49-48.

The Lady Knights also lost a 55-43 decision vs. Batavia on Friday.

Kaneland fell behind 23-3 to the Lady Vikings in the first quarter, followed by 38-9 at the half. Geneva continued its prolific run in the third, going up 49-11 before the final frame.

Sara Rose led the Lady Knights with seven points, and Alyssa Galvan had seven rebounds.

Against the Rockets, Rose and Galvan had 10 points each to lead the KHS charge, but Taylor Colby had a red hot game with 28 points, and Jordan Maisto added 17 of her own.

Kaneland was 13-for-30 from the field and 7-for-15 from the free throw line.

Burlington Central went ahead 17-13 after the first eight minutes, and increased it after Kaneland went cold from the floor 29-17.

Kaneland closed to within 37-28 after three before the Lady Rockets went on a 16-8 run for the fourth quarter.

Against Batavia, Chassidy Mangers had a team-high 10, while Lady Bulldogs asset Natalie Tarter had a game-high 11.

Andie Strang had eight points for KHS. The Lady Knights were 14-for-36 from the field and an improved 15-for-21 from the foul line.

Batavia went out to an 11-7 lead after one quarter and 29-20 at the half. The Lady Bulldogs increased their lead to 44-32 at the end of the third before the final buzzer.

Lower class action during the week had the Lady Knight sophomores dropping a 38-26 decision to Batavia on Friday, despite 10 points from Tesa Alderman.

The sophomores got the best of the Lady Rockets on Saturday 40-18, with Alderman supplying 13 points, and Keara Palpant scoring.

The freshmen lost to Rochelle on Thursday 54-36, despite 19 points from Kylie Siebert.

The varsity troops have a date at Glenbard South on Friday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. and a meeting at Batavia on Tuesday, Jan .20.