Jan. 30, 2014
FREEPORT—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team had a second-half lead, but Highland rallied to hand the Chargers a 66-59 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday.
Sandburg (8-9, 1-3) led 31-22 at halftime and still had a 38-29 lead with 16 minutes left, but the Cougars (8-7, 2-2) put together a 21-point run to go ahead for good.
Sophomore forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria, Ill./Astoria) led the Chargers with 10 points. Highland’s Marisha Moore led all players with 16 points, and Regina McClarn added 14 points for the Cougars.
“A tough stretch in the second half cost us,” Sandburg coach Mike Bailey said. “We get back home, and hopefully it gives us some energy because the kids need it!”
The Chargers are back in action when they host Sauk Valley for a conference game at 5:30 p.m. tonight at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the first game of a home-and-home set. The teams will face each other again at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Sauk Valley.