Big Nights From Lowe, Porter Not Enough for Chargers in Region IV Quarterfinals

  Aaron Frey
  Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:51 AM

Palos Hills, IL

Sophomores Madison Lowe (Dunlap, Ill./Dunlap) and Willow Porter (Wyoming, Ill./Stark County) each had big nights, but the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team lost 87-81 at Moraine Valley on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region IV District L tournament.

The Chargers (13-15) saw their season and three-game winning streak come to an end despite putting up their biggest point total of the year. After falling into a 27-12 deficit after the opening quarter, fifth-seeded Sandburg closed the cap to 40-30 at halftime and 59-56 after the third, but the No. 4 seed Cyclones (20-10) were able to hang on.

Lowe scored 25 of her game-high 34 points in the second half, and Porter poured in 22 of her career-best 25 points in the final two quarters to lead the Chargers’ comeback attempt. Porter surpassed her previous career high of 18 points, which she’d reached twice this season.

Lowe knocked down three 3-pointers, as did freshman Danayzia Stuckey (Peoria, Ill./Limestone), who finished with nine points.

Ashley Hunter scored 32 to lead Moraine Valley, which advances to face top-seeded Bryant & Stratton in Saturday’s semifinals. Creighton Fed added 24 and Elizabeth Coffey 21 points for the Cyclones.

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