Posted on: January 28, 2022 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

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By Joey Fernandez, Sports Editor

Having won two games in a row, the women’s basketball team expected to build on its momentum last week, but COVID struck again.

Prairie State College and College of Lake County were both victims of an outbreak amongst staff and players. The game against Prairie State that was set for Tuesday evening was cancelled. The game at College of Lake County was postponed.

Despite the schedule shakeup, standout sophomore Katchie Savic doesn’t think the Cyclones’ week off of games will stop the team’s momentum going forward.

“We had practice almost every day this week,” Savic said. “We were working on all the little things that we need to do that will help us keep winning.”

The play break will not last very long, as the Cyclones will have three more opportunities to extend the streak this week, playing at home vs. Morton on Tuesday, at Waubonsee on Thursday, and the rescheduled game at College of Lake County on Saturday.

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The men’s basketball team split its matchups last week with a 20+ point win and a 20+ point loss.

Men’s basketball: Push for conference title continues

Starting the week with a 12-7 record, the men’s basketball team continued to keep up the strong play that’s been present their entire season.

Traveling to Prairie State College on Tuesday, the team lost in a blowout, 99-78, when met with strong scoring, including a 39-point performance from Morgan Rashed.

Bouncing back on Thursday with an on-the-road victory against College of Lake County, the Cyclones won in convincing fashion 82-55, led by Isiah Burd with 20 points and 7 rebounds.

Star freshman Anthony Taylor believes the players recognize both their strengths and their weaknesses this season.

“Recently we’ve been starting to be pretty good at pressuring teams and forcing turnovers, playing at a fast pace, and getting easy baskets,” Taylor said.

Coach John Chappetto has been pushing them to be tough on the court.

“We have been playing soft on the defensive end and while rebounding, so he put emphasis on being physical with the other team to make sure we hit on box-outs.”

The team will continue the push for a conference title this week at Morton on Tuesday and against Waubonsee at home on Thursday.