Feb. 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Kaylee Moseley (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over a minute left and sophomore forward Lexa Mahr (Colchester, Ill./Macomb) had a double-double off the bench as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team rallied to beat Elgin 49-46 on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
The Chargers (13-13) advance to play Waubonsee at 6 p.m. Sunday at Moraine Valley in the semifinals.
Elgin (15-14) scored 10 of the first 12 in the second half to match its largest lead at 36-26. Moseley then capped a 13-2 burst with a fast break layup to give the Chargers the lead back at 39-38 with 8:09 to go.
The Spartans, who lost 70-44 at Sandburg in the second game of the season, tied the game at 44 with 2:10 to play when Alexa Diaz split a pair of free throws, but Moseley drained a 3 from the right wing to give the Chargers the lead for good. Elgin had a chance to tie after Moseley missed the front end of a one-and-bonus with :07.2 left, but Diaz launched a premature shot from near half court that fell well short.
Moseley finished with 14 points and Mahr provided a spark off the bench with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
“Kaylee hit the big shot for us, but Lexa was the key to the game,” Chargers coach Mike Bailey said. “She didn’t make everything, but she hit enough shots inside to make a big difference for us.”
Jen Dumoulin scored 12 points to lead three Elgin players in double figures.
Kaylee Moseley Lexa Mahr