Lady Eagles start conference with win over Black Hawk College


Julie Haye (22) goes for a lay-up against Black Hawk College on Jan. 10. The Lady Eagles won the game 78-58.

Josh Dillon, IVLeader Sports Editor

Coach Pat Cinotte and his Lady Eagles made a big statement to the Arrowhead Conference on Jan. 10 with a routing of Black Hawk College 78-58.

The team had four players reach double digits in scoring, with Jo Nash’s 18 points leading the way. Julie Haye followed with 16, Elizabeth Liptak had 11, and Alycia Welch had 10 points.

Cinotte had this to say about the team’s win, “Every game in conference is a battle. You see these teams two, three times and this is what happens. Both teams want to win and there’s high energy at both ends. I thought we gave them too many threes in the first half and didn’t show much energy. We played a much smarter game the second half.”

“We will go a long ways if four people can be in double figures. That’s where we need Nash and Haye at any time. We can get Liptak to the 10 to 12 point and that’s fine. Sheila [Klieber], I don’t know how many points she had, but she had a lot of rebounds. Same with Emma {Darby]. We didn’t give them a lot of second shots, that’s for sure.”

Paige Woolley returned to action for the first time in this game. She took a big charge in the second half, and ended up leaving the game with an undisclosed leg injury. Her return is unknown at this time.

The Lady Eagles’ next contest is Jan. 12 at Kishwaukee College.