Lady Eagles end solid season

IV Leader Staff

The IVCC Lady Eagles season has ended with a 12- 16 clip including one regional win.

The Eagles faced No. 1 seed Kishwaukee in the second round of the NJCAA Region IV Tournament and lost 83-47.

Sophomores Jessica Jessen, CJ Rhodes and Kara Kistenfeger ended their careers at IVCC. Jessen had 17 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Kistenfeger had eight points, three assists and three rebounds.

In the first round of the Regionals, as the fifth seed in the regional tournament, IVCC was matched up with No. 4 seeded Black Hawk East.

The Lady Eagles got a 61-46 victory behind a performance of 19 points for Kistenfeger and Jessen. This victory was special for this club as the Lady Eagles already dropped two games to this team earlier in the year.

On Feb 11, the Lady Eagles traveled to Galesburg, to face Carl Sandburg College. The Lady Eagles fell on the road despite a solid effort from sophomore guard Jessen (Marquette) who tallied 15 points and five rebounds.

Right next to her, Kistenfeger, an Ottawa High School grad, added 11 points.

The Lady Eagles the traveled to Kankakee to face a tough KCC team, falling again 86-61. Kistenfeger and freshman Karly Near (Mendota) led the way with 14 points. Jessen threw in another good performance with 10 points along with sophomore Kayla MacDavitt who had 10 points also.

The Lady Eagles headed back home to face Kishwaukee College, dropping that decision 98-48. Mac-Davitt grabbed a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds.

Sophomore CJ Rhodes (Princeton) added eight points and four rebounds as well.

After a tough three game stretch the Lady Eagles got a win over Black Hawk College-Moline 88-47. The Lady Eagles shot 80 percent from the free throw line (12-15).

Four starters were in double figures as MacDavitt once again had a double-double outing with 20 points and 17 rebounds. Kistenfeger poured in 19 points and six assists, while Jessen had 17 points and 15 rebounds.

To end the regular season the Lady Eagles had to head a quick turnaround and had to battle Kishwaukee once again; The result was the same with an 80-61 loss.

Then on Feb. 22, the Lady Eagles grabbed a win at home 76-59 over Highland.