Nov. 18, 2013
SUGAR GROVE—Sophomore forward Marysa Remick (Victoria, Ill./ROWVA) scored the game-winning basket with 18 seconds left and the Carl Sandburg College remained unbeaten with a 52-50 comeback victory on Saturday at Wabuonsee.
The Chargers (3-0) trailed 28-18 at halftime and by 15 with 11 minutes, 30 seconds left before mounting their comeback. Remick’s 3-pointer with 1:19 to go gave Sandburg its first lead since midway through the first half. After a pair of free throws by the Chiefs tied the score, Remick hit the go-ahead basket. Waubonsee had two chances to tie in the closing seconds, but Sandburg’s defense held strong.
Sophomore forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria, Ill./Astoria) scored a team-high 12 points for the Chargers.
“We didn’t play to our capabilities at all, but the kids were resilient and never quit,” Sandburg coach Mike Bailey said. “The real tough thing to watch was 12 for 28 at the free-throw line. It really wore on us mentally, but we got stops when we needed them and Remick hit the shots to get us over the hump.”
The Chargers return home to host Southeastern (Iowa) at 6 p.m. tonight at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.