Sandburg Women End Season With 59-57 Loss to Lancers in Region IV Quarterfinals

  Aaron Frey
  Thursday, February 27, 2020 9:36 PM

Galesburg, IL

Lake County closed with a late run to end the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s season 59-57 in the quarterfinals of the Region IV District D tournament Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The No. 4-seeded Chargers finished their season with a 13-16 record. Fifth-seeded Lake County (19-11) advances to face No. 1 seed Moraine Valley in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby.

The game marked the final contest for Sandburg coach Mike Bailey, who has spent the last 23 seasons with the Chargers men’s and women’s basketball programs. Bailey announced earlier this season he would step down as coach and move into an academic advising role at Sandburg.


  • Sandburg opened the fourth quarter with back-to-back baskets from sophomore Kennedy Jackson (Peoria, Ill./Limestone) for a 55-51 lead, but the Chargers were held without the field goal in the final 5:20. Lake County ended the game on an 8-2 run, with Camille Cuevas’ baseline jumper with 2:05 to go breaking a 55-55 tie to put the Lancers up for good.
  • The Chargers had a chance to tie in the final seconds, but a 10-foot turnaround by Cora Neal (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) went off the front rim.
  • A 12-2 run to end the first quarter and open the second helped Sandburg take a 37-32 lead into halftime. The Chargers opened up a 41-32 lead to start the second half after four straight points from Jackson, but the Lancers came back with 17 of the next 21 for a 49-45 lead. The teams entered the fourth tied at 51.

Jackson finished with a team-high 20 points on 7-for-11 shooting in her final game as a Charger. She also knocked down all six of her free-throw attempts and tied for the team lead with five rebounds.


  • Sophomore Sophie Whitford (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) had 13 points, three rebounds and two steals. She went 3 of 8 from 3-point range.
  • Sophomore Hailey Lovetinsky (Overland Park, Kan./Spring Hill) totaled 11 points and five rebounds. She connected on 3 of 6 from beyond the arc.


  • Kylah Collins 27 points, 11 rebounds, six steals
  • Camille Cuevas 11 points, five rebounds, three assists
  • Taylor Feltner 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals

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