Nov. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—Waubonsee’s Emma Darby hit a game-winning layup with one-tenth of a second left to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 59-58 loss on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ home opener.
Darby’s shot came after freshman Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge) hit a 3-pointer with :12.6 left to give Sandburg (0-2) a 58-57 lead. The Chargers deflected a pass to Darby on the low block in the final seconds, but the ball bounced back to her and she laid it in for the game-winner.
“We played good defense and did exactly what we wanted to do,” Chargers coach Mike Bailey said. “We told them they were going to run down the floor and dump it in to her. We got the deflection we wanted, but it went right back to her.”
A three-point play at the first-half buzzer by freshman forward Destini Bollinger (South Fulton) gave the Chargers a 29-24 lead going into the locker room, but the Chiefs scored 19 of the first 23 in the second half for a 43-33 lead with 9:30 to go. Sandburg, however, chipped away and took the lead on a 3-pointer by Marysa Remick (ROWVA) with 1:48 left.
“The way we shot the ball most of the day, we were bound to hit something at some point,” Bailey said.
Waubonsee hit three free throws to go back ahead prior to Moseley’s 3. Darby and Karla Vietinghoff led the Chiefs with 16 points apiece.
Bollinger scored 11 in each half for a game-high 22 to lead the Chargers. Remick added 11 points for Sandburg, and freshman forward Caitlin McVay (Rockridge) scored eight off the bench.
“Destini played a really nice game for us,” Bailey said. “She played a good floor game and just had a good all-around effort.”
The Chargers’ next game is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday against Lincoln at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
Sandburg's Destini Bollinger goes into the lane against Waubonsee defender Amber Carroll during the first half of the Chargers’ 59-58 loss on Saturday afternoon in John M. Lewis Gymnasium.