Sports & Recreation
Cobra Women Win Big Over Danville
The Parkland College Women’s Basketball team raced out to a 22-9 lead after one quarter Wednesday and then cruised to a 68-37 victory over visiting Danville. The win improves the Cobras to (16-5 3-1) while Danville falls to (3-18 0-4). The game was never in doubt as PC shot 50% in the opening quarter and forced 11 Jaguar turnovers.
Parkland extended their lead to 38-18 at the half, with sophomore Ryan Dooley scoring 15 points in the opening twenty minutes. Both teams struggled to score in the third quarter but PC pulled away with 18-8 margin over the final period. The Cobras shot 52% on the evening while DACC made just 35% of their shots and committed 27 turnovers. Dooley paced the PC attack with 19 points and also had six steals. Janiece Thomas came off the bench to add 13 points and grab 9 rebounds. Heather DeLuca and Madelyn Brouwer each scored 10 points while Crystal Mathis had 8 points and 6 assists for the victorious Cobras. DACC was led by Amari Brodie who had a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards.
Parkland will be on the road this Saturday as they take on Lincoln Land in an important M-WAC and Region 24 contest. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 in Springfield.
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