SUGAR GROVE, IL – The Ancilla College women’s basketball team opened their season at the Waubonsee Classic, where they were defeated by Waubonsee Community College and Kennedy-King College.
Friday night, the Chargers faced the Chiefs of WCC, in a back and forth battle that resulted in a 20-20 tie at halftime. The Chiefs’ offense, however, proved to be overpowering in the second half, scoring 43 points and defeating Ancilla with a final score of 63-49.
Leading the Charger offense, Hope Wagner shot 60% from the floor and put up 19 points. Adding to the offensive effort, Decatur native Taylor Kuhnle and Tiara Bonds each added 10 points apiece. Kuhlne led in rebounds and steals for Ancilla with 12 and four respectively.
Charger coach Stephanie Beason commented, “We had a great effort in this game. I was proud of the team being tied at halftime. Late in the second half we didn’t handle their defense very well and allowed them to extend the score.”
The following day, Ancilla took on Division I Kennedy-King College. Wagner led again in scoring for the Chargers with 15 points followed by Kuhnle who provided an additional 12 points.