Lady Knights drop 2 in WSC homestretch

By on February 11, 2010

With the regular season entering its homestretch, the Lady Knights basketball team fell to Western Sun Conference rivals Sycamore on Saturday and Yorkville on Friday.

With the 43-39 loss to visiting Sycamore and a 44-32 setback to host Yorkville, the Kaneland hoops crew finds itself sitting at 5-20 with an 0-13 record in the final season of WSC play.

The Lady Knights have two more chances to improve on their win total before Monday’s regional opener in Rochelle against the host Hubs.

The encounter with Sycamore saw Emily Heimerdinger lead the way with 12 points, while Mallory Carlson had 11.

With the score tied at 12 after the first quarter, KHS had its offense suffer and went eight minutes without scoring in between the second and third frames. Sycamore went out to a 35-19 lead and led 32-21 after three. Kaneland rallied to cut the fourth quarter deficit to four on two occasions but could get no closer.

Carlson had 11 points vs. Yorkville, but Kaneland’s night would be complicated by a 9-for-39 night from the field.

Friday, Feb. 12, sees the Lady Knights go to Sycamore, while Saturday, Feb. 13 has KHS face off with the visiting Marengo Lady Indians in a make-up game that was rescheduled due to snowy conditions.

Photo: Lady Knight Emily Heimerdinger (12) weaves through traffic during Friday’s 44-32 loss to Yorkville . Photo by Ben Draper