Jan. 10, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 75-56 victory over Black Hawk East on Thursday evening at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
Playing for the first time since Dec. 11, the Chargers (7-4, 1-0) won their third straight game. The Warriors (6-10, 0-1) led 21-14 near the midway point of the first half, but Sandburg went on a 9-0 run to take a 23-21 lead and never trailed again. The Chargers took a 36-31 lead into halftime and used a 10-0 run early in the second to push their advantage to double digits.
Freshman forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) scored a career-high 17 off the bench to lead Sandburg, with 11 of those points coming in the first half. Sophomore forward Marysa Remick (Victoria, Ill./ROWVA) scored 12, sophomore forward Lexa Mahr (Colchester, Ill./Macomb) added 11 points and sophomore guard Jordyn Chasteen (Canton, Ill./Canton) posted 10 for the Chargers.
“It was good to get a nice win after such a long layoff,” Sandburg coach Mike Bailey said. “Julia played a great game for us, and I thought Courtney Admire’s defensive pressure, especially in the second half, really turned the momentum in our favor. It also helped to get Lexa back for another good option in the post.”
Jasi Roberts scored a game-high 22 for Black Hawk East. Galesburg High School graduate Myra Diggins added 13 points for the Warriors.
The Chargers host a matinee Friday afternoon when they face John Wood at 3 p.m. in the first game of a men’s/women’s doubleheader at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.