Lady Eagles suffer second conference loss to Kishwaukee College


IVCC’s Alycia Welch (11) catches a pass against Kishwaukee College on Feb. 7.

Josh Dillon, IVLeader Sports Editor

Despite Jo Nash’s 26 points and having a lead at halftime, the Lady Eagles couldn’t pull out a win at home versus Kishwaukee College on Feb. 7.

This is IVCC’s second straight loss in the Arrowhead Conference, after losing at Black Hawk College on Feb. 2 82-63.

The Lady Eagles came out of the halftime break slow and gave up a lot of points in the first ten minutes.

Head coach Pat Cinotte had this to say about the game “I don’t care who you play. You have to give yourselves a chance and we didn’t do that tonight. We need to play tougher, smarter, and it needs to change within the next 48 hours. The wake up call came last Thursday in the loss to Black Hawk.”

Alycia Welch started for the Lady Eagles and played admirably, scoring 8 points in the first half and the only other player to finish in double figures with 12 points. Elizabeth Liptake added 8 points, Julie Haye and Emma Darby had 4.

The Lady Cougars out rebounded and drew more fouls than IVCC was able to, putting up 16 points on free throws alone.

Their next game is Feb. 9 at Highland College. The next home game is Feb. 14 against Sauk Valley Community College, a team IVCC beat earlier in the year on the road by one point.