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Women's Basketball

Carl Sandburg College's women's basketball team won its first game played on Dec. 9, 1974, and the program has continued to be successful. The women's basketball program has won 13 Arrowhead Conference championships, advanced to the region tournament championship 13 times and the NJCAA national tournament six times, most recently from 2005-08. All women's basketball home games are played inside John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

NJCAA Division II National Tournament
1985, 1997 (2nd), 2005, 2006, 2007 (5th), 2008 (6th)
Arrowhead Conference Champions

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1997, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017
Region IV Tournament Champions
1976, 1985, 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Region IV Tournament runner-up
1983, 1990, 1996, 2004, 2009, 2017

2019-20 Women's Basketball Roster
2019-20 roster
No.
Name
Ht.
Pos.
Yr.
Hometown/High School
3 Daryan Bryant Fr. Gary, Ind./Thea Bowman Leadership
5 Cora Neal So. Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville
10 Hailey Lovetinsky So. Overland Park, Kan./Spring Hill
14 Sophie Whitford So. Macomb, Ill./Macomb
20 Allison Westerdahl Fr. Peoria, Ill./Limestone
22 Destiny Allen Fr. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
25 Kelsi Legge Fr. Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg
30 Faith Price So. Springfield, Ill./Lanphier
35 Shelby Glover Fr. Elmwood, Ill./Elmwood
40 Kennedy Jackson So. Peoria, Ill./Limestone
42 Annie McKim Fr. Yates City, Ill./Home-schooled
54 Alyssa Hopson So. Peoria, Ill./Limestone

 

Head coach: Mike Bailey
Assistant coach: McKenna Weaver

2019-20 Women's Basketball Schedule

All Chargers home games streamed live on the Sandburg Athletics Facebook page

Overall record: 13-15
Arrowhead Conference: 6-2
2019-20 women's basketball schedule
Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Result
Wednesday, Oct. 30 5:30 p.m. Monmouth (scrimmage) HOME
Thursday, Nov. 7 5 p.m. Elgin Elgin W, 47-37
Monday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. Southeastern  HOME L, 57-41
Thursday, Nov. 14 5:30 p.m. Danville Area HOME L, 55-49
Saturday, Nov. 16 1 p.m. Madison HOME L, 65-54
Tuesday, Nov. 19 5:30 p.m. Augustana JV HOME W, 77-69
Saturday, Nov. 23 1 p.m. Milwaukee Area Technical Milwaukee, Wis. W, 77-73
Monday, Nov. 25 7:30 p.m. MacMurray JV Jacksonville W, 85-54
Tuesday, Dec. 3 6 p.m. John Wood HOME L, 67-64
Saturday, Dec. 7 1 p.m. Waubonsee Sugar Grove W, 66-42
Tuesday, Dec. 10 6 p.m. Southeastern (Iowa) Keokuk, Iowa L, 71-49
Thursday, Dec. 12 5:30 p.m. MacMurray JV HOME W, 65-51
Saturday, Dec. 14 1 p.m. #12 Illinois Central HOME L, 76-51
Tuesday, Dec. 17 1 p.m. #19 McHenry County HOME L, 60-51
Friday, Dec. 20 5:30 p.m. #13 Bryant & Stratton Wauwatosa, Wis. L, 80-32
Dec. 28-30 ICC Cougar Holiday Tourney East Peoria Bracket
Saturday, Dec. 28 Noon #1 Kirkwood L, 63-42
Sunday, Dec. 29 10 a.m. Sinclair L, 62-57 (OT)
Monday, Dec. 30 10 a.m. Sauk Valley W, 69-62 (3OT)
Saturday, Jan. 4 1 p.m. Kankakee Kankakee L, 77-48
Tuesday, Jan. 14 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* Dixon L, 52-47
Thursday, Jan. 16 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* HOME W, 60-45
Tuesday, Jan. 21 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* Oglesby W, 64-53
Thursday, Jan. 23 5:30 p.m. Black Hawk* HOME W, 80-74
Saturday, Feb. 1 1 p.m. Kankakee HOME L, 61-57
Thursday, Feb. 6 5:30 p.m. Sauk Valley* HOME W, 69-56
Tuesday, Feb. 11 5:30 p.m. Kishwaukee* Malta W, 76-71 (OT)
Thursday, Feb. 13 5:30 p.m. Illinois Valley* HOME W, 84-80
Saturday, Feb. 15 2:30 p.m. Augustana JV Rock Island L, 62-54
Tuesday, Feb. 18 5 p.m. Black Hawk* Moline L, 79-61
Feb. 26-March 7 Region IV Tournament
Thursday, Feb. 27 5 p.m. Lake County (quarterfinals) HOME
Saturday, Feb. 29 4 p.m. Semifinals Oglesby
Saturday, March 7 2:30 p.m. Championship Palos Hills
March 17-21 NJCAA Div. II Championship Port Huron, Mich.

 

*Arrowhead Conference

Coaching Staff

 

Interim Coach  

 

McKenna Weaver

One of the most decorated athletes in Sandburg history, McKenna Weaver joined the Chargers as an assistant in the 2018-19 season. A 2016 Sandburg graduate, Weaver played volleyball and basketball for two seasons and softball for one year with the Chargers. She earned All-Arrowhead Conference honors every season in each sport, and she was a two-time All-Region IV pick in volleyball and women’s basketball. Weaver went on to play volleyball and basketball at Culver-Stockton College, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. A Limestone High School graduate, Weaver is currently working toward her master’s at Western Illinois.