Women Basketball continues strong season

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Women Basketball continues strong season

Jacob Fisher, Lamp staff

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Lincoln Land Loggers women’s basketball team continues their impressive 2018-2019 run as former men’s basketball Head Coach Chad Jones takes the helm of the team and former head coach Gary Albert became Assistant Coach.

Jones, who is coming off a 12-17 season with the 2017-2018 men’s basketball team, has the women above a .900 winning percentage with just over a month to go in the season.

Starting the season off strong, the Loggers ended the month of November with a perfect record of 8-0.  The team put up 594 points in those stretch of games, averaging 74.3 points per game.

The Loggers had three dominating performances in November against Southeastern Iowa, Lindenwood University-Belleville and Sauk Valley.  The biggest win-gap came against Lindenwood, who the Loggers had their number in both match-ups.  Against Southeastern Iowa and Sauk Valley, the Loggers kept decent sizable 25-plus-point leads.

It was to start the December month off, that the Loggers ending up taking a disappointing loss to Lake Land College.  The team just fell short 3 points in a rigorous contested matchup. With just 5 seconds to go, Madison Jones’ three-point attempt was unsuccessful. Snapping the Loggers’ eight-game win streak.

After the close loss to Lake Land, the Loggers continued the month of December with intensity, which poured into January. Where the women had three more dominating performances on the court, two matches against Harry S. Truman College and second match-up against Lindenwood University.

Going against Harry S. Truman, the Loggers ended up putting 189 combined-points in their two match-ups.  The Loggers defense stay in command, only allowing Harry S. Truman 75 combined-points. The first game saw a 49-point blowout by the Loggers, and the second match 65-point blowout.

With Lincoln Land having Lindenwood University’s teams’ number, the Loggers ended up taking the season series by a 58-point blowout.

With the Loggers beating John Wood Community College, the ladies will now have their longest win streak of the season at 9 games. However, the Loggers will go up against their conference-rivals Parkland College to wrap up the month of January.

Parkland College started their season off strong, like the Loggers have done, by winning 8-straight games. Since mid-December back-to-back losses to Rock Valley and Lake Land, it’s been back-and-fourth in the win/loss column for Parkland.

Jacob Fisher can be reached at [email protected]