Chargers Come up Short in Opener at Southeastern

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Nov. 9, 2012
KEOKUK, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its season with a 54-46 loss at Southeastern (Iowa) on Thursday night.

 

Freshman forward Marysa Remick led the Chargers (0-1) with nine points, and sophomore guard Makenzie Frank tallied eight points off the bench. Sandburg trailed 24-17 at halftime.

 

“We played a very nice game for the first time out with 11 first-year players but couldn’t buy a basket for most of the night,” Chargers coach Mike Bailey said. “The kids played hard and got shots we wanted; they just wouldn’t fall.”

 

Ksenia Sharan, a 6-foot-3 forward from Moscow, and Natalia Merkulova, a 5-9 guard from Moscow, led Southeastern with 14 points apiece.

 

The Chargers play their home opener at 1 p.m. Saturday against Waubonsee at John Lewis Gymnasium. The Sandburg men’s basketball team will follow with its home opener at 3 p.m. against Wright.

 

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