Bollinger’s Layup at :01.6 Lifts Chargers to 1st Win of Season

Nov. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—This time the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team was on the right side of a dramatic finish.

 

Destini Bollinger’s layup with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Chargers to a 67-65 victory over Lincoln on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium for Sandburg’s first win of the season.

 

The Chargers (1-2), who lost on a last-second shot Saturday against Waubonsee, won after the Lynx (4-2) rallied from a 65-57 deficit with 1:18 to play. Lincoln tied the game with :07.6 left on Makenzie Baker’s layup, but Sandburg guard Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge) found Bollinger alone on the other end.

 

“I just took off,” said Bollinger (Astoria), who finished with seven points. “I didn’t think she was going to see me. Then I saw a girl coming after me and knew I had to get it up quick.”

 

Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 21 to lead Sandburg, and Moseley added three 3s and 15 points. Ally Friday led Lincoln with 18 points, including five 3s.

 

The Chargers never trailed after an early 9-0 run gave them an 11-2 lead with 16:15 left in the first half. A layup by sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) gave Sandburg its largest lead at 59-44 with 5:30 to go, but a 6-for-24 performance from the free-throw line kept the Chargers from icing the game.

 

“Outside of the free throws I thought we played pretty well,” Chargers coach Mike Bailey said. “It’s good to know that even when things don’t go our way we can still make a play at the end to win it.”

 

Sandburg’s next game is 2 p.m. Saturday at John Wood.

 

“It’s hard to be overly excited after the way we finished the game, but I’m glad we got a win under our belt,” Bailey said. “They’ve played hard and it’s good to get one.”

 

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Destini Bollinger