SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) -- The Lincoln Land Womens basketball team lost their first game in over two months Saturday afternoon at Cass Gym, falling 82-76 to No. 1 Illinois Central College. Illinois Central started the game hot from the three point line and never stopped . Lincoln Land was a dismal 29 percent from the arc.
This was the Loggers fourth game in the last eight days, and it showed. Lincoln Land shot just 50 percent from the free throw line. The game was close until the last four minutes of the second half, where Illinois Central went on a 12-2 run. Lincoln Land came out the second half trying to pound the ball inside and cut the lead to 10. Illinois Central then extended their lead behind the hot shooting of Emma Henderson and Summer Stoewer who combined for 11 of 17 from the three-point line. With five minutes to go, the Loggers mounted a run and cut the lead to four, but time ran out and Illinois Central escaped with a six point win. "Its been a rough week for us and it showed. We looked tired. I'm proud of the fight they displayed. Definitely looking forward to the rematch in March," said Logger Coach Chad Jones
Katryel Clark led the Loggers with 25 points. Madison Jones had 15, Havilyn Dulin had 13, and Nicole Robinson chipped in 12. Clark lead the team in rebounding with 11, and Jolene Bueker had eight. Havilyn Dulin lead the Loggers with three assists. The Loggers play at home in a non-conference contest against Robert Morris University at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Loggers fall to 20-2 on the season.