Cougars win in Quincy: #7 ICC 50, John Wood 38
The #7 ICC women’s basketball team got back on the winning track, using a solid defensive effort to defeat Region 24 foe John Wood CC 50-38 in Quincy on Saturday afternoon. ICC held the Blazers to 32% field goal shooting while also outrebounding the hosts 44-28 to get the win. ICC is now 13-5 overall and 2-1 in Region 24 games.
Krystal Walker started off the scoring with two jumpers on the left wing, followed by an offensive putback by Emma Henderson to go up 9-3. Jasmine Levy got going inside to help the Cougars take a 15-7 lead after the first quarter.
Bailey Larsen heated up in the second, nailing two three-pointers to give the Cougars a 23-9 lead at the 6:54 mark. However, the Blazers closed the half on a 12-6 run, and ICC held a 29-21 advantage.The Blue & Gold extended their full court pressure in the third hoping to create more havoc defensively, but it caused their offense to suffer and JW trimmed the ICC lead to 36-32 after the third.
John Wood kept chipping away and cut the Cougar lead to 38-36, when Madison Faulkner hit a jumper from the top of the key to get ICC back on track. Levy followed with a basket, Walker drove the baseline for a two, and Magro nailed a jumper on the wing to give ICC some breathing room and the Cougars closed out the win.
After Wednesday’s loss, the Cougars set 8 goals to reach during each game. The 6 goals they met were:
*Get a shot at the beginning of every quarter
*Take a charge: Pinnock-Branford & Larsen
*Win bench scoring: ICC 19, JW 13
*Win bench rebounding: ICC 13, JW 10
*Hold opponent to < than 12 offensive rebounds (JW had 1) *Meet turnover goal Post with most rebounds: Coates Guard with most rebounds: Larsen
Levy (11 pts), Walker (9 pts), Larsen (8 pts, 6 reb, 5 stls), Faulkner (6 pts), Maynard (6 pts), Henderson (4 pts), Coates (10 reb, 2 pts), Magro (2 pts), Evans (2 pts)
The ladies took some time off the court to volunteer at two local places this past week. On Tuesday, they helped with BINGO at the Riverview Assisted Living Facility and on Thursday the team went to the Center for Prevention and Abuse and helped with cleaning and organizing. Both events were wonderful experiences for the team and the organizations and something good to do while school was not in session. Classes at ICC resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16