Remick, Bollinger Lead Chargers in Win Over John Wood
It didn’t take long for the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team to turn the tables on John Wood.
The Chargers beat the Blazers 61-50 on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium less than a month after losing to them on the road. Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored a game-high 14 points and freshman forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria) added 13 points as Sandburg (4-6) avenged a 62-47 loss to the Blazers on Nov. 17 in Quincy.
“The difference was the way we executed,” Chargers coach Mike Bailey said. “The second half was as good as we’ve executed all year. We got a lot of easy baskets, and it was because we ran our stuff well.”
The first half featured seven lead changes and two ties before Sandburg scored the final six to go ahead 27-24. The Chargers added an 8-0 run early in the second half to go ahead 39-27.
John Wood cut Sandburg’s lead to 42-35 but never got closer after freshman guard Kaylee Moseley (Rockridge) pulled in a rebound and fed freshman guard Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) downcourt for a three-point play with 8 minutes, 9 seconds left.
“Coach told us in the first half that we needed to push the ball more,” said Chasteen, who finished with eight points. “I got past halfcourt, and Kaylee saw me and made a great pass.”
Sophomore forward Jessica Abel (Farmington) scored six of her eight points in the first half for the Chargers. Dakota Flesner led the Blazers with 11 points, and Cheyenne Hedrington added 10.
The Chargers’ next game is 5:15 p.m. at McHenry County. Sandburg’s next home game is 1 p.m. Jan. 5 against Olive-Harvey.