Cobras lose Redeker to rival Illinois Central College
Parkland Women’s Basketball Coach Karrie Redeker has resigned her position at Parkland College and has accepted the Women’s job at Illinois Central College. She replaces Cindy Stein who was at ICC for just one year before being named the head coach at Southern Illinois-Carbondale just two weeks ago. The Cougars finished 33-4 this season and placed 3rd at the NJCAA D-2 National Tournament. ICC has won the D-2 National Tournament six times, the most recent in 2006.
Redeker recently completed her sixth season at Parkland guiding the Cobras to a 24-8 record and the Mid-West Athletic Conference title. The Cobras were eliminated 68-64 by Lake Land in the Region 24 semi-finals. While at Parkland, Redeker compiled a record of 158-45 and led the Cobras to six consecutive 20-plus win seasons. The team made three trips to the NJCAA National Tournament, highlighted by a 3rd place finish in 2011. Redeker came to PC after coaching at Unity High School in Tolono where she was 158-62 giving her a combined over-all coaching record of 316-107. Redeker’s job at Parkland was part-time as she continued to teach in the Unit 4 school system. The job at ICC is a full-time position allowing her to work at the college while teaching 2-3 hours a day in the Cougar Physical Education department.
“We are disappointed to lose Karrie but understand her decision. She has communicated with me in the past the difficulty of juggling what amounted to two full-time jobs while at Parkland but we were unable to come up with a full-time position at Parkland that could work for her financially,” said Parkland Athletic Director Rod Lovett. “ICC is able to structure coaching contracts a little differently than we do, allowing for more full-time coaching opportunities for their coaches.” “This was a very difficult decision for Karrie but one she felt she needed to make.” “We wish her the best of luck at ICC and I’m guessing this will certainly take the PC-ICC rivalry up another notch.”
“The search for a new coach will begin immediately and I would like to have somebody in place in the next two weeks. We have a nice core group of players returning as well as a strong recruiting class in place so I’d like to have the new person in place as soon as possible,” said Lovett.
Cobra's Lenon named 2nd Team NJCAA All-American
Parkland Sophomore Women's Basketball player Lindsay Lenon, has been named an NJCAA D-2 All-American. She was selected at the recently completed NJCAA National Meetings by the Women's Basketball committee. Lenon had earlier been named the M-WAC Player of the Year and was a First Team All-Region 24 selection.
She averaged 16.6 points per game for the 24-8 Cobras scoring in double figures in all but three games. Lenon scored a career high 29 points on February 23rd in a win over Lewis and Clark. She shot 42.1% from the field this season, knocking down 40.4% of her shots from behind the arc. She also shot 79.0% from the line and averaged 3.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest.
This marks the 5th consecutive season the Cobras have had a player earn All-American status.
Lenon named M-WAC Player of the Year
Sophomore Lindsay Lenon has been named the Midwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year and coach Karrie Redeker Coach of the Year after leading the Cobras to the M-WAC title. Lenon averaged 16.6 points per game this year in helping PC to a (24-8) record. Parkland finished 9-1 in the conference, edging out Danville and John Wood by two games for the conference title. Lenon was also a First Team All-Region selection and will be one of three Region 24 players forwarded on for All-American consideration. Lenon was one of the top shooters in the country shooting 40.4% from three-point range, knocking down 78 three's on the season, placing her in the top 10 in that category. She also was one of the top free throw shooters in the NJCAA D-2 rankings.
Joining her on the first team M-WAC and All-Region teams is point guard Lexie Taylor. Taylor averaged 8.9 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.2 steals directing the PC offense. She also starred on defense for PC forcing opposing guards into numerous turnovers. A third sophomore, Taylor Redeker, earned Honorable Mention honors. Averaging 5.6 points and 2.4 assists per game, Redeker's biggest contribution came as the Cobra leader on and off the court and she will be an Academic All-American nominee later this spring.
And finally Parkland Coach Karrie Redeker earned Coach of the Year honors as her team won the title for the third time in her six year coaching stint at PC. She is now 158-45 as the Cobra head coach and her teams have won more than 20 games. all six seasons.
Congratulations to Karrie, Linsay, Lexie, and Taylor on another fine season.
Region 24 1st Team:
Chanta Wright Illinois Central Lindsay Lenon Parkland
Lauren Bogle Lake Land
Cheyenne Hedrington John Wood
Hillary Lively Danville Area
Robneisha Wood Lewis and Clark
Lexie Taylor Parkland
Ally Friday Lincoln College
Shelby Kohrman Lake Land
Helena Rodriguez ICC
Demeisha Morris ICC
Emily Montgomery Danville Area
Player of the Year Chanta Wright Illinois Central
Coach of the Year Cindy Stein Illinois Central
Mid-West Athletic Conference 1st Team:
Lindsay Lenon Parkland
Cheyenne Hedrington John Wood
Hillary Lively Danville Area
Allyson Friday Lincoln College
Lexie Taylor Parkland
Player of the Year Lindsay Lenon Parkland
Freshman of the Year Cheyenne Hedrington-John Wood and Kamaren Cole-Danville
Coach of the Year Karrie Redeker Parkland
Cobras season ends in semi-finals
The #2 seeded Parkland women's basketball team battled for forty minutes but came up just short, suffering a season-ending 68-64 loss to #3 seed Lake Land College in the Region 24 semi-finals at Illinois Central College in Peoria on Saturday evening.
Lake Land started the game on fire, bolting out to an 8-1 lead in the opening minutes. PC struggled on the offensive end, making only two baskets in their first 17 possessions. Meanwhile, the Lakers were hitting on all cylinders, opening up an 18-5 advantage at the 12:05 mark and increasing their lead to 24-9 in the early going. Parkland finally started getting stops defensively, and settled down on the offensive end, scoring on 8 of their next 10 possessions, capped by a three by Lindsay Lenon to erase the deficit and actually take a 25-24 lead with 5:43 in the half. The teams battled back and forth, and halftime saw the Cobras down 35-34, thanks to another three by Lenon in the closing seconds.
Unfortunately, Parkland started the second half the same way they started the first, as did Lake Land, with the Lakers shooting out to a 44-37 lead at the 17:00 mark. The Laker lead harbored around 9 most of the second half, until the Cobras whittled the lead down to 53-50 thanks to a runner by Lenon with 5:35 to play. Lake Land then went on a 10-0 surge to take a 63-52 lead with 2:15 remaining and it looked like the Lakers had the game in hand. However, PC battled back one last time as Lauren Grubb hit a three pointer, and Lenon swished a three and two free throws to cut the Laker lead to 64-60. Parkland fouled, and Lake Land made 1 of 2 free throws, and on the next possession, Lenon banked in a three from the right wing to make the score 66-64. Lake Land then missed their next free throw with :12 seconds to go, and PC came down with a chance to tie, but missed a layup that would have forced overtime. PC then fouled and Lake Land hit their remaining two free throws for the final margin.
Lenon led the Cobras with 24 points, including a 5-8 effort from three-point range, and also pulled down 5 boards and dished out 3 assists. Lexie Taylor added 10 points, while Ebany Brumfield snagged 14 boards and added 8 points. Grubb added 7 points and 2 assists, and Taylor Redeker dished out a game high 4 assists. The Cobras shot only 35% from the field and only converted on 10-18 chances from the free throw line compared to 17-30 free throws for Lake Land.
Parkland closes out their season with a 24-8 record, their sixth consecutive 20-win season. Lake Land moves on to the Region 24 championship game, where they will face Illinois Central College in a 2:00 pm game on Sunday, with the winner getting the automatic bid to the NJCAA Division II National Tourney on March 19-23.
Parkland cruises to win in Region 24 opener
After a sluggish opening 10 minutes on Wednesday, the Cobras Women's Basketball team kicked into high gear and cruised to an 82-56 win over Lincoln College, in the Region 24 quarterfinals. The victory sends the #20 Cobras (24-7) into a semi-final showdown on Saturday at 4:00 at Illinois Central College against rival Lake Land (24-7). The Lakers beat PC 69-64 back in December in Mattoon. Illinois Central (27-3) and Danville Area (22-9) will face-off in the first semi-final starting at 2:00.
In this contest, PC found itself in a 20-all tie 11 minutes into the game before a 13-0 Cobra pushed the hosts out to 35-22 halftime lead. Lindsay Lenon was the spark for PC as she had 16 points in the opening half on 7-10 shooting from the field.
After the break PC would quickly extend the lead to 17 at 45-28 before the Lynx made one final run and cut the margin to just 10 at 51-41 with 11:27 remaining. From there it was pretty much all Cobras as they outscored Lincoln 31-15 the rest of the way and cruised to the 26 point win. Parkland shot a sizzling 53% in the second half as a combination of fast break points and points in the paint, resulted in some easier baskets for PC.
Balance was the key as it has often been in Parkland's most impressive victories as four players finished in double figures. Lenon finished with a game high 20 points and Jocie Klocke added 12. Two players had double-doubles as Lexi Taylor finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Ebany Brumfield came up big, starting for injured center Heather Baker, with 13 points and 15 boards.
Lincoln, which saw their season come to an end at (14-16) was paced by Ally Friday who had 18 points.
Parkland Women win M-WAC title with victory over Lincoln!
The Parkland College Women's Basketball team made sure they wouldn't have to share the Midwest Athletic Conference title, their second in the past three seasons, as they led from start to finish taking care of Lincoln College 76-57. As it ended up PC could have lost the game and still won the title, since Danville fell on the road to John Wood. But PC wanted to win it on the court on Sophomore Day as seven Cobras would be playing their final regular season game at the Dodds Athletic Center. The victory also earned the Cobras the #2 seed in the upcoming Region 24 tournament.
Parkland raced out a 45-21 halftime lead behind the strength of 61% shooting in the opening half as 10 different players found their way into the scoring column. The Cobras knocked down 16 of 27 shots inside the arc and hit 4-6 from three point land while completely dominating the boards 26-7. Lincoln would actually outscore the Cobras after intermission but only after PC had built the lead to as many as 31 and subbed frequently as every player on the team scored.
The Cobras cooled off considerably after the break but still shot 48% for the game to just 35% for the Lynx. Neither team shot well from the line (10-22) and Parkland ended up nearly doubling Lincoln on the glass 52-27.
Balance was the key as seven Cobras scored at least seven points in the victory. Lauren Grubb was the leading scorer with 12 points, Lexie Taylor added 11 while also dishing out 9 assists, and Ebany Brumfield came off the bench to add 10 points and 6 rebounds. Uzuri Williams added 8 points and 6 boards, Taylor Redeker finished with 7 points and 6 rebounds, while Jocie Klocke also had 7. Lindsay Lenon was held well below her season average of 16.5 as the sophomore finished with 7 points and 7 rebounds. Stephanie Barmes lead both teams in rebounds as she pulled down 9 despite playing limited minutes. Lincoln was paced by Ally Friday who had 16 points and Denitra Mack who had 10.
The two teams will hook up again this Wednesday night in Champaign as Parkland (23-7) will host Lincoln (14-15) in the Region 24 quarterfinals. The winner will advance to the Region Final Four at Illinois Central College on Saturday and Sunday with a berth at Nationals on the line.
Region 24 Schedule:
Wednesday March 6:
#8 Lincoln Land (8-20) @ #1 Illinois Central (26-3)
#5 John Wood (17-12) @ #4 Danville Area (21-9)
#7 Lincoln (14-15) @ #2 Parkland (23-7)
#6 Lewis and Clark (15-14) @ #3 Lake Land (23-7)
Dynamic sophomore duo lead Cobra Women to victory
The dynamic duo of Lindsay Lenon and Lexie Taylor led the Parkland Women's basketball team to an important 85-81 road victory over Lewis and Clark in Godfrey on Saturday afternoon. Lenon, a sophomore from Creal Springs, nailed a career high six 3-pointers en route to a career high 29 points, while Taylor, the sophomore point guard from Normal, added 18 points and dished out a career high 10 assists to help lead the Cobras to victory.
PC handled Lewis and Clark's pressure early, darting out to an 8-1 lead behind five quick Lenon points. The Cobras maintained their lead at 20-12 at the 12 minute mark behind three Jocie Klocke jumpers, but then the Blazers went on a 10-3 run to close the gap to 23-22. The teams battled evenly to close out the half and were deadlocked at 43-all at the break.
The teams traded baskets to start the second half, with the Cobras holding a 55-54 lead on a basket by Uzuri Williams at the 14 minute mark. Parkland's offense then stalled, going scoreless over the next 4 minutes and 20 seconds, allowing Lewis and Clark to take a 67-61 lead with 6:20 remaining. Ebany Brumfield broke the drought with two free throws that ended up sparking an 11-0 Cobra run, as Heather Baker hit a layup, Lenon hit a three, and Lexie Taylor made two free throws and a runner to give the Cobras the lead 72-67 with 3:50 left. The home team would not go away as the Blazers battled back for a 5-0 run to forge a 72-all tie. Following a time out, the Cobras ran a quick hitter and Taylor found Lenon wide open for her sixth three pointer of the game to push the Cobras back out front, 77-74. The Cobras played solid defense on the next possession, and the Blazers were forced to foul, and the Cobras hit 8-8 free throws to finish out the game.
Lenon shot 10-19 from the field, (nailing 6-11 from 3 point land) for her 29 points. Lexie Taylor posted her first career double double, notching 18 points on a 10-12 effort from the free throw line to go along with the career high 10 assists. Klocke, playing in front of several hometown fans, added 14 points and 5 boards in a solid overall effort. Baker added 10 points (8 in the second half) to go along with a team high 9 boards.
Parkland moves to 21-7 overall and remains in first place in the M-WAC with a 7-1 record and will travel to Lincoln Land on Wednesday for a 5:30 pm MWAC game.
Parkland Women used 2nd half run to beat Blazers
The Parkland Women's Basketball team overcame a slow start, which saw them trail by two at the half, and raced past John Wood CC 80-70 in Champaign Saturday afternoon. Fourteen first half turnovers by the Cobras allowed John Wood to grab an early nine point lead and the visitors still maintained a two-point lead at the break. The second half saw the Cobra cut down on their mistakes and shoot 52% from the field as they used a 23-8 run to start the half and push out to a 61-48 lead. John Wood would keep it close, cutting the margin to seven at 65-58 with 4:34 left but PC would get strong play from their sophomores to hang on for the win.
Lindsay Lenon had game high honors with 23 points as she went 8-15 from the field. Ebany Brumfield continued her strong play as of late as she had 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Uzuri Williams came off the bench to score 14 points and chase down 7 boards while Lexie Taylor had 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winning Cobras. PC shot 51% on the night and out rebounded the Blazers 41-30.
John Wood had two players in double figures as Cheynne Hedrington and Marshaya Sangster each scored 19 points in the losing effort.
The win gives PC their sixth consecutive 20 win season as they are now (20-7 6-1) on the year and keep a one game lead over Danville Area CC for the M-WAC lead with three conference games to play. John Wood drops to (14-12 4-3) with the loss. PC will be off again until Saturday February 23rd when they travel to Lewis and Clark for a 2:00 contest.
#5 ICC pulls away late for win over #21 Parkland
The #21 Parkland Women's Basketball team fell to Region 24 leaders and #5 ranked Illinois Central College, 67-58, on Wednesday night in East Peoria. Rebounding was the difference in the game as ICC cashed in on their 17 offensive rebounds for 20 second chance points to only 4 points off the offensive glass for the Cobras.
Parkland started off slowly, falling behind 5-0, but quickly regrouped to take an 11-10 lead on two inside baskets by Heather Baker. ICC then went on a 17-6 run to take a 28-16 lead with 5:50 left in the half. PC battled back behind the strong inside play of Ebany Brumfield to close the halftime deficit to just two at 33-31.
PC tied the game on the first possession of the second half on a layup by Lexie Taylor, but the Cobras could never get the lead. The two teams were tied 49-all with 9:30 remaining but ICC scored on the next two possessions on offensive rebounds to take the lead back. Taylor Redeker nailed a three pointer to cut the deficit to 56-54 with 6:02 remaining, but then the Cougars went on a 6-0 run to forge ahead 62-54. PC would close to within four at 62-58 with :58 seconds left on a basket by Jocie Klocke, but ICC made five free throws in the final minute to close out the win.
Brumfield had 15 points and 8 boards to lead PC while Baker added 11 points to go with 5 boards, and Lindsay Lenon tallied 11 points and 4 assists. Redeker added 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists, while Klocke added solid defense and finished with 6 points and 4 rebounds. Lexie Taylor led the team with 7 assists and pulled down 7 boards. The Cobras struggled from the field, shooting only 22-64 (34%), but did manage to dish out 20 assists as a team. ICC capitalized on PC errors, scoring 14 points off Cobra turnovers in addition to adding 20 points from second chance rebounds.
Parkland, now (19-7 5-1) overall, will host John Wood (13-11 4-2) in a key MWAC game on Saturday at 2:00 pm. JWCC defeated the Cobras 59-54 back on January 16. Parkland leads both the Blazers and Danville by one game in the M-WAC standings with four conference games remaining for every team.
#21 PC Women beat DACC, take over sole possession of M-WAC lead
The #21 Parkland Women's basketball team took over sole possession of first place in the M-WAC, with a 70-57 road win against rival Danville on Saturday afternoon. The Cobras pulled away from a 27-all halftime by shooting 64% in the second half and placing four players in double figures.
For the first time in several road games, the Cobras got going early and bolted to a 10-2 lead after just four minutes of play, capped off by two Lauren Grubb transition lay-ups. However, Danville turned up their defensive pressure and forced Parkland into 7 turnovers on their next 17 possessions cutting the Cobra lead to 17-14 with 8:20 left. Lindsay Lenon nailed a three pointer to give the Cobras a 20-14 lead, but DACC went on a 10-0 run to go up 24-20 with 4:20 left. PC countered with a 7-0 run of their own, as Lenon scored on two drives to the basket, only to see a Jaguar three on the last possession of the half tie the score going into the break.
The two teams traded several baskets to start the half, but when Lenon nailed another three pointer to give PC a 34-31 lead, it gave PC a lead they would not relinquish the rest of the afternoon. Danville kept plugging away, but PC countered with their own baskets, to hold a 50-45 lead with 10:00 to go. Birthday girl Ebany Brumfield scored on a nice inside move to put the Cobras up 54-47 with 7:33 left. Jocie Klocke and Lexie Taylor both scored on old-fashioned three point plays, and Brumfield continued her strong inside play to push the Cobra lead to 66-54 with 2:09 left. The Cobras handled the Jaguar pressure and closed out the win. Parkland executed well offensively in the half, as 15 of their 18 made baskets came inside the paint.
Lenon led PC with 20 points, including three 3-pointers, while also dishing out 3 assists. Brumfield added a double double in her finest game of the season with 12 points (all in the second half) and 11 boards. Lexie Taylor controlled things out front for PC as she added 11 points and 4 assists, and Grubb finished with 10 points. Uzuri Williams blocked 3 shots, while Taylor Redeker dished out 3 assists.
Parkland, now 19-6 overall (5-1 in the M-WAC), travels to Peoria to face Region 24 leading and #5 Illinois Central (22-3) on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. The Cougars have won nine straight games this season but will try to end a seven game losing streak to PC dating back to December of 2006.
Women knock off Lincoln Land, move back into tie for league lead at midway point
The #21 ranked Parkland Women's Basketball team completed the first half of the M-WAC season on Wednesday with a convincing win over Lincoln Land 65-49. The victory moves the Cobras to (18-6 4-1) and puts them back in a tie with Danville Area. The two teams will square off in Danville at 2:00 this Saturday.
Sophomore Lindsay Lenon made sure the Cobras would not be an upset victim on Wednesday night as she carried PC early, scoring the first seven points of the game to build an early lead. The Cobras would push the lead out to 18 at 31-13 but LLCC would finish the half on a 11-2 run to close the margin to just 9 at the break. Parkland would quickly show their dominance in the second half as the lead grew to 24 midway thru the half before Coach Karrie Redeker cleared the bench and subbed heavily over the final 8 minutes of the game.
Parkland shot a sizzling 54% on the night had 19 assists on their 29 made baskets. Lenon paced the attack with 18 points, Lexi Taylor added 12 points while also handing out 4 assists, and Jocie Klocke came off the bench to add 10 points. Lauren Grubb added 8 points and Taylor Redeker had 6 points and 5 assists. Ebany Brumfield also played well off the bench as she had 5 points, 5 boards, and 3 assists. Shelby Smith had 13 points for LLCC who saw their leading scorer Jessica Armour held to just 7 points on the night as they fall to (8-15 1-4).
Klocke and Lenon lead PC Women to easy win over Millikin JV
Jocie Klocke and Lindsay Lenon scored 18 points apiece to lead the Parkland women's basketball team to a 78-47 win over the Millikin JV on Saturday afternoon in Decatur.
Lenon scored the first 7 points of the game for the Cobras, but Millikin still held an 8-7 advantage at the 13:46 mark. Strong defense by Lexie Taylor and Klocke helped the Cobra intensity pick up and PC took a 22-14 lead after a Klocke steal and layup with 6:55 remaining. Parkland held a 33-23 lead as the two teams head into halftime.
PC started to pull away early in the second half with Lenon drilling a three-pointer at the 15:28 mark to boost the Cobra lead to 40-26. Klocke continued to knife through the Big Blue defense with some nifty moves to help give the Cobras to a 56-37 lead with 7:50 remaining and the Cobra bench continued the strong play to the end, outscoring Millikin 22-10 down the stretch.
Klocke sported an 8-11 effort from the field to go along with 2-2 on free throws for her career high 18 points, and also tallied 3 steals and 2 assists. Lenon's 18 points came on 5-8 shooting from the field (4-6 from three point range) and a 4-4 effort from the free throw line. Lexie Taylor added 10 points, 4 assists and 3 steals in a solid floor game, while Uzuri Williams and Stephanie Barmes each added 8 points off the bench. Taylor Redeker led the rebounding effort with 7 boards while freshman point guard Cheyenne Piper dished out 3 assists. The Cobras shot 51% from the field (31-60) and 11-12 from the FT line.
The Cobras, now 17-6 overall (3-1 in the MWAC), will host Lincoln Land on Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the Dodds Athletic Center.
Women upend DACC to move into tie for M-WAC lead
The Parkland Women's Basketball team defended their home court on Wednesday night and took down league leading DACC 76-64. The victory, combined with John Wood's win over Lincoln Land, moves the three teams into a tie for the early M-WAC lead.
Parkland would take control of the contest early as Lindsay Lenon knocked down a pair of three as the Cobras built the lead to 12 in the first half. DACC would turn up the heat in the second half as they hit 7 of 9 shots from behind the arc after the break to claw back within four at 53-49 with 12:10 to go. The Cobras would use their depth to wear down the visitors, eventually building the lead up to double digits over the next four minutes and the Jaguars could get no closer then 10 for the remainder of the contest.
Lenon paced the Cobra attack as she finished with 18 points. Lexi Taylor had another strong game, especially in the second stanza as she ended up with 13 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds. Uzuri Williams played well of the bench as she scored 11 points and grabbed 4 boards. Jocie Klocke added 9 points, Lauren Grubb 8, Ebany Brumfield had 6 points and 10 rebounds, and Heather Baker scored 6 points and 8 rebounds.
Kamaren Cole led DACC and all scorers with 20 points, Stephanie Lord added 15, and Megan Hiner finished with 11. PC out shot DACC 48%-35% for the game and controlled the boards 43-32. The win moves the Cobras to (16-6 3-1) and the Jaguars fall to (16-7 3-1). Parkland will go out of conference this Saturday when they play the Millikin University JV starting at 11:30 am in Decatur.
Parkland Women erupt in second half in rout of Lewis and Clark
The Parkland Women's Basketball team erupted for 63 second half points as they ran away from visiting Lewis and Clark, winning by a score of 92-66. PC jumped out to a fast start as the Cobras raced to an early 17-2 lead behind strong shooting and a stellar defense. Unfortunately the momentum didnt last and PC struggled for the remainder of the half scoring just 12 points in the final 11 minutes of the half and taking just a 29-20 lead into intermission.
The second half was all Parkland as they knocked down 6 of their first 8 shots to push the lead out to 20 and kept the Blazers at bay for the remainder of the contest. PC shot 50% 21-42 in the second half and finished the game with 23 assists and 13 steals.
Four players finished in double figures as Erin Kelley and Lindsay Lenon tied for game high honors with 22 points each. Both players has strong over-all games as Lenon just missed a double-double chasing down 9 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, picking up 3 steals, and blocking a pair of shots. Kelley scored 19 of her 22 points in the 2nd half and ended the game with 7 boards and 4 assists. The pair were joined in double figures by Taylor Redeker who had 10 points and Lexie Taylor who 10 points and 6 rebounds. Jocie Klocke had a nice game off the bench with 6 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists while Uzuri Williams had 5 points and 5 boards.
The Blazers were led by Robneisha Wood who had 22 points and 10 rebounds despite making just 7-27 shots. Monique Rigsby added 15, T'Keyah Weathersby has a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards.
Parkland improves to (15-5 2-0) with the win while Lewis and Clark drops to (11-8 0-2). Parkland will travel across the state this Saturday to battle with John Wood CC (10-9 1-1) in Quincy.
Cobras win M-WAC opener
Taylor Redeker's three-pointer from the top of the key in the final thirty seconds helped the Parkland Women's Basketball team hold off Lincoln College 64-60 in the M-WAC opener for both teams. The Cobras survived a cold shooting night by playing solid defense, especially in the second half, and strong team play.
PC struggled early as the Lynx jumped out to an 11-4 lead in the opening minutes. PC climbed back into the game and eventually tied the contest at 28 on consecutive reverse layups by Erin Kelley and Ebany Brumfield.
Down by four at the break, the Cobras started the 2nd half attacking the basket better on the offensive end and picked up the pressure at the opposite end on defense. Parkland finally regained the lead at 48-46 with 7:55 left on Uzuri Williams lay-up. Redeker followed with a three to take the margin to five but Lincoln would go on a 7-2 run to tie the contest as the Cobras missed four consecutive free throw attempts. Brumfield scored inside to break the tie and Lindsay Lenon sank a pair of free throws to take the lead to 61-57 but Lincoln nailed a three-pointer to make it 61-60 with 57 seconds left. PC would then run a half court set and Redeker drained the three with 27 seconds remaining to give the Cobras a four point cushion. PC forced a turnover and ran out the clock to seal the victory.
Lenon paced a balanced attack as the sophomore finished with 12 points while Lexie Taylor added 11 points to go along with 6 assists and stellar defense. Brumfield scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, Redeker finished with 7 points and 5 boards, and Williams ended with 6.
Parkland won despite shooting a paltry 58% from the line (21-36) and made just 35% of their shots from the field. The PC bench came up big outscoring the host Lynx 26-12 as the Cobras held Lincoln to just 26 points in the 2nd half.
Parkland improves to (14-5 1-0) while Lincoln drops to (10-8 0-1). The Cobras will return to action this Wednesday night as they host Lewis and Clark (11-7 0-1) starting at 5:30. The PC Men will play ICC starting at 7:30 that same night.
Cobra Women use hot start to knock off rival Kankakee
The Parkland Women's Basketball team raced out to a 24-6 lead and were never headed as they defeated rival Kankakee CC 77-66 in non-conference play Wednesday night in Champaign. The Cobras knocked down 12 of their first 18 shots to grab the early lead but they would eventually cool off and the Cavaliers would creep back into the game, cutting the margin to 39-33 at intermission.
The two teams would trade baskets for most of the half as the PC lead would stay in the 5-10 point margin for the first 12 minutes of the half. Leading 55-50 with 8:24 left, PC would stretch the lead back up to 11 over the next 3 minutes only to see KCC make a final run to get back to within 6 at 57-51, Heather Baker and Lexie Taylor would then hit back to back shots to move the margin back to double digits and KCC would get no closer than 8 for the remainder of the contest.
Parkland received strong performances from several players as Lindsay Lenon paced the offense with 15 points and 4 assists. Erin Kelley tossed in 13 points, grabbed 6 boards, handed out 4 assists and added 4 steals on the night. Lexi Taylor was outstanding at both ends of the court as she had 12 points and 6 steals while Heather Baker finished with 11 points, 8 in the opening first half run. Lauren Grubb and Jocie Klocke just missed double figures with 8 points apiece.
Tonishay Risby lead all scorers with 22 points while Macy Brown added 15 but the pair also turned the ball over 15 times between them as the Cobras forced 33 turnovers on the night and held the Cavs to just 39% shooting. PC shot 49% for the game, had 20 assists, and had 15 steals in the victory.
Parkland improves to (13-5) on the year while Kankakee drops to (9-10) on the season. The Cobras will begin Midwest Athletic Conference play on Saturday when they travel to Lincoln for a 5:30 contest. The PC Men will play the Lynx Men at 7:30.
#8 Central Arizona too much for Cobra Women
The Parkland Women's basketball team suffered their second consecutive loss at the Bruce Fleck Classic in Tucson, Arizona as they lost to D-1 #8 Central Arizona 82-61.
The Cobras hung tough in the first half despite falling behind 11-4 as the turnover bug again plagued them. Parkland found their stride and cut the deficit to 26-23 at the 7 minute mark on a basket by Stephanie Barmes. After trading baskets, Central went on 8-4 run to close the half to take a 41-33 lead at half.
The second half saw Central go on several big runs as the Cobras struggled to take care of the ball. PC's 16 turnovers in the half led to 20 points for the Vaqueros, as they consistently held a 15 point lead. Parkland cut the deficit to 61-50 on a basket by Lindsay Lenon with 7:58 left, but Central answered with a 9-0 run to take a 70-50 lead and it was all academic after that.
Lenon led the way with 17 points while Ebany Brumfield added 12 points and 6 boards. Heather Baker pulled down 11 rebounds and Lexie Taylor dished out 4 assists. PC committed 27 turnovers which led to 35 Vaquero points while also giving up 17 second chance points to Central Arizona who is now (12-1) on the season.
Parkland, now (10-4), will play their final game on Saturday at 5 pm against host Pima Community College. The Aztecs are currently 2-0 in the tourney after winning their first two games in the eight-team, three-day event.
Cobra women fall short in opening game of Bruce Fleck Classic
The Parkland Women's basketball team fell to Eastern Arizona 69-65 on Thursday in the Bruce Fleck Classic at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. Parkland beat themselves, committing 32 turnovers which led to 33 Gila Monster points on the afternoon.
PC turned the ball over 12 out of their first 25 possessions, leading to a 17-6 lead for Eastern. PC continued to battle however and went on a late first half surge, on back to back baskets by Uzuri Williams and Stephanie Barmes, to close the gap to 34-28. A runner by Lexie Taylor in the lane with :04 second made the score 34-30 in favor of Eastern at the halftime break.
PC started the second half with more turnovers, but was able tie the game on a basket by Heather Baker at 48-all with 8 minutes remaining. However, the Cobras turned the ball over on the next 4 possessions and Eastern took advantage, building a 56-48 lead.
Baker's double double of 13 boards and 12 points led the way for the Cobras. Uzuri Williams added 9 points and 5 rebounds, while Ebany Brumfield added 8 points and 5 rebounds. Lindsay Lenon finished with 12 points, 10 of which came in the final minutes with PC trying to get back in the contest.
Parkland, now 10-3, will face national division 1 power Central Arizona on Friday in a 3 pm contest.
Cobra Women outlast Robert Morris
The Parkland Women's Basketball team overcame a rough start to each half as they rallied for a wild 87-83 victory over Robert Morris University of Springfield. The Cobras missed 10 of their first 11 shots and fell behind by six before rallying to lead by as many as 10 in the first half. The Eagles however climbed back into the game late in the half and cut the margin to just one at 39-38, as Jorita Wright banked in a three at the buzzer.
The second half saw RMU go on an early 14-7 run to grab a 52-46 lead just six minutes into the second half. The Eagles still led by four at 68-64 with 7:41 remaining before the Cobras went on a 10-0 to grab a 74-68 with six minutes left. Trailing 76-71, RMU would make a run of their own putting up seven straight points to regain the lead at 78-86 with 2:32 remaining.
PC's Lexi Taylor would tie it with a bucket from five feet away but Elle Krone knocked home a three to make it 81-78 RMU with 1:56 to go. Taylor would make 1 of 2 free throws to cut the deficit to two and Jocie Klocke's rebound basket would tie the game once again. Taylor made 1 of 2 free throws to give the Cobras the lead for good with 1:32 left and she and Klocke would make their final four free throw attempts to seal the win.
Erin Kelley scored 9 points in each half to lead the Cobras with 18 points while Klocke came off the bench to add 15 in the winning effort. Taylor had a strong over-all game as the sophomore had 13 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals for PC. Ebany Brumfield pulled down 8 boards, Uzuri Williams 7, and Heather Baker 6 as the Cobras won the battle of the boards 43-32. Lauren Grubb was a sparkplug off the bench as many of her 8 points came during the Cobras run in the middle of the 2nd half. Cassandra Baker had a game high 25 for RMU while Wright chipped in 15. Former Parkland and Rantoul star Traci Osby had 8 points on 3-6 shooting for the visiting Eagles.
Parkland is now (10-2) and will be off until December 27 when they travel west to Arizona. The Cobras will take on Eastern Arizona, Central Arizona, and Pima during their stay. Robert Morris drops to (7-4) with the defeat.
Lakers upset PC Women in Region 24 contest
The #15 Parkland Women's basketball team fell to Region 24 foe Lake Land by a score of 69-64 on Saturday afternoon in Mattoon, snapping a five game win streak for the Cobras.
The game started out as a defensive battle, as neither team could get on track offensively. PC started their scoring on a basket by Heather Baker, and the score was tied 12-12 with 10 minutes remaining. Then PC went on a scoring burst to take a 23-16 lead on back to back baskets by Jocie Klocke, but Lake Land went on a run of their own to take a 32-30 lead into the halftime break.
Lake Land scored the first two baskets of the second half to take a 36-30 lead and kept the lead by getting numerous loose balls and offensive rebounds. The Lakers maintained an 8-10 point lead most of the half, as PC struggled to get key stops to make a run. However, with the Lakers holding a 64-52 lead at the 3:32 mark, PC came to life by pressing and being more aggressive. Erin Kelley and Lindsay Lenon hit back to back threes to spark a 12-1 run and close the gap to 65-64 with :40 seconds left. Lake Land ran an offensive set in the half court and Shelbi Simpson drained a 3 pointer with :12 seconds left to put the Lakers up 68-64. PC turned the balk over on the ensuing possession and the Lakers hit one of two free throws to seal the win.
Lindsay Lenon finished with 16 points,12 in the second half, while Erin Kelley also tallied 16 points, including 11 after the break. Lexie Taylor finished with 10 points and 7 assists, while Ebany Brumfield pulled down 7 boards. PC struggled from the line, going only 5-13, and were out rebounded 40-32.
PC (9-2) will host Robert Morris of Springfield this Tuesday, December 18th at 6:30. RMU is a four year school, featuring former Cobra Traci Osby. Lake Land improves to (6-3) and was led by Shelbi Simpson who had 15 points for the victorious Lakers.
Cobras roll by Joliet!
The Parkland College Women's Basketball team wasted little time on Saturday afternoon as they raced out to an early lead and ran away from visiting Joliet Junior College 92-47. PC led 42-20 at the break and steadily increased the lead throughout the second half.
Four players finished in double-figures with Lindsay Lenon once again leading the way with 19 points. The sophomore was 7-12 from the field including 3-5 from behind the arc. Erin Kelley came off the bench to spark the Cobras with 18 points, 16 in the first half as she made 7 of her 8 shots. Heather Baker picked up 13 points and 5 rebounds while Uzuri Williams was just a rebound shy of a double-double as she finished with 10 points and 9 boards.
The Cobras shot a sizzling 62% from the field and dominated the glass 42-22. Ebany Brumfield tied Williams for the team lead with 9 caroms of her own. Lexi Taylor added 7 points and handed out six assists while Taylor Redeker also had 5 assists.
The #19 ranked Cobras improved to (9-1) and will take finals week off before facing defending Region 24 Champions Lake Land (5-3) next Saturday in Mattoon.
Parkland also announced that they have added a Women's game on Tuesday December 18 when they will host Robert Morris College starting at 6:30. The game will replace the Elmhurst game that was canceled earlier this season.
Lenon's 26 leads Cobras to easy win over Millikin JV
Lindsay Lenon knocked down 5 of 7 shots from behind the arc in route to a season high 26 points as the Cobras pulled away from the Millikin University JV for an 83-50 win. Lenon, followed up a 20 point performance earlier in the week with 26 more on Saturday as the sophomore made 8-13 shots and hit 5-6 free throws. She also had 3 assists and 3 steals in the win.
Eleven Cobras played in the game and every player scored at least 4 points. Although Lenon was the only player in double figures, Heather Baker just missed joining her with 9 points and 5 rebounds. Uzuri Williams added 8 points and 4 boards and Taylor Redeker had 8 points and dished out 7 assists. Lexi Taylor scored 9 points and handed out 5 assists, mainly in the first half as she helped PC build a 46-26 lead at intermission.
The Big Blue would close to within 13 early in the second half but a basket by Baker and a steal and subsequent lay-up by Lenon started the Cobras on a run where they eventually took the lead up to 33, the final margin of victory.
The win was a total team effort as PC 45% from the field, 78% from the line, handed out 21 assists and came up with 14 steals. The lone negative on the afternoon was Millikin out rebounded PC 46-29 and picked up 20 offensive rebounds.
PC improves to (8-1) on the year and will be off until next Saturday when they host Joliet Junior College starting at noon.
Parkland Women home Saturday, Sunday game canceled
Once again this fall, the Parkland Women's Basketball team will host a pair of high school games prior to their own contest. On Saturday, Iroquois West and Hume (Shiloh) will kick things off at 10:30 am, followed by Cissna Park vs Cambridge-Ridgewood. at Noon. Parkland will then follow with a 2:00 game against the Millikin University JV. Admission of $5 for Adults and $3 for students will get you into all three games for the same admission price.
The Cobras Sunday game against the Elmhurst JV has been canceled due to roster issues because of injuries at Elmhurst. A replacement game may be scheduled at a later date.
#20 Parkland hands #7 Illinois Valley first defeat of season
Stellar free throw shooting and solid bench play helped the Parkland Women's basketball team upset #7 ranked Illinois Valley 81-75 in Oglesby on Tuesday night. The Cobras, led by Lindsay Lenon's 20 points, nailed 22 of 23 free throws on the evening, and outscored Illinois Valley's bench 30-12 to help secure the win.
The first half was a see-saw affair, as both teams came out scoring quickly. PC held a narrow 11-10 lead on a three pointer by Lenon at the 15:00 mark, and the two teams were knotted at 18-all with just under 10 minutes to play in the opening half. PC took a narrow 34-32 lead into the break.
The second half was more of the same, as the score was knotted 44-all at the 14 minute mark. PC then went on 12-1 run, sparked by freshman point guard Aimee Iverson's hustling defensive plays. Her pass to Uzuri Williams for a lay up gave the Cobras their biggest lead at 56-45 lead with 11:00 remaining.
IVCC did not back down as they then went on a 21-6 run of their own to take a 66-62 lead. It was time for the Cobras to respond as Parkland fired back with a 17-2 run, powered by six different players scoring to give PC that 11 point margin again at 79-68 with just under two minutes remaining. Lexie Taylor and Lenon finished the game with free throws to close out the victory.
All the Cobras had a hand in the victory, with Lenon a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line to earn her a game high 20 points. Williams turned in her best effort of the season with 11 points, 7 boards, and 4 steals. Lexie Taylor had 10 points and a career high 7 assists. Erin Kelley and Taylor Redeker had 8 points apiece, while Ebany Brumfield had 6 boards and 4 points and Iverson dished out 4 assists. PC shared the ball nicely as they had a season high 20 assists which led to 28 baskets.
The #20 ranked Cobras, now 7-1, come back home for a pair of home games this weekend as they host the Millikin JV on Saturday at 2:00 pm and then the Elmhurst JV on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Cobra women cruise in battle of ranked foes
Lindsay Lenon scored 15 of her game high 20 points in the second half to help lead the Parkland Women's Basketball team to a convincing 71-49 rout of Prairie State. The Cobras entered the contest ranked #20 while the visiting Pioneers were one spot above at #19. On this night, it would be all Cobras however, as PC ran out to a 9-0 lead and were never really challenged.
PC built a 31-13 lead in the first half but the Pioneers would chip away and cut the margin to nine at 36-27 at the break. The game would stay in that 8-12 point range for much of the early part of the second half before Lenon and Jocie Klocke would take over and put the game away. Lenon finished 8-16 from the field for her 20 points and Klocke knocked down 5 of 7 to finish with 14. Erin Kelley was the only other player in double figures with 10. Just missing double digits was Uzuri Williams who had 9 points and 5 rebounds and Lexi Taylor who played an outstanding over-all game with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. She may have been her best on the defensive end where she helped harass the Pioneers into 31 turnovers on the night.
Parkland improves to (6-1) on the year and will be off until next Tuesday when they travel to Illinois Valley CC. The Pioneers fall to (3-2) with the loss.
Parkland Women get back on track with win over Jefferson
The Parkland College Women's Basketball team bounced back from a disappointing loss earlier in the week to defeat NJCAA D-1 Jefferson College 66-56 on Saturday night in Champaign. Playing the fourth of five consecutive home games, PC received strong play off the bench in the first half and stellar play from sophomore point guard Lexi Taylor in the second, to pull away for the win.
After PC scored first, the two teams would go back and forth in the opening half before freshman Erin Kelley came off the bench to connect on back to back three's to help the Cobras take a 25-21 lead into the intermission.
The second half was much the same as the game was tied at 37 before the Cobras went on a game changing 15-0 run. Taylor's basket and then steal and bucket ignited the run to go along with a pair of three's by Jocie Klocke. Jeff Co. would claw back to within seven at 55-48 but Uzuri Williams inside turn around jumper with the shot clock winding down helped keep Jeff Co. at bay. Strong free throw shooting, (20-27), helped the Cobras seal the win.
Taylor led the way with 15 points and 4 assists. Lauren Grubb added 12 points and a pair of steals while Kelley finished with 10 and Klocke 8 as the bench scored 29 of the 66 points. Ebany Brumfield led the rebounding effort pulling down 10 reboudns.
PC, ranked #20 in last week's NJCAA poll, stands at 5-1 on the season and wraps up the homestand with a non-conference tilt against #19 Prairie State starting at 5:30. The Men's game with the Pioneers will follow at 7:30.
Women improve to 4-0 with rout of Lincoln Trail
The Parkland Women's Basketball team raced out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back as they cruised to an 84-60 win over visiting Lincoln Trail on Friday evening. The lopsided victory allowed the Cobras to substitute freely as bench players racked up 37 points to just 6 from the Statesmen.
Parkland came out on fire in the first half shooting a sizzling 71% in the opening 20 minutes making 22 of 31 shots. The Cobras cooled in the 2nd half but still shot 61% for the game. In an amazing stat from the first half, PC out rebounded LT 19-1 before the break and finished with a 33-13 advantage on the boards. Heather Baker paced the attack with a team high 14 points and 6 rebounds. Lauren Grubb added 12 points and Erin Kelley tossed in 11. Ebany Brumfield finished with 8 points and 9 boards while Cheyenne Piper also had 8. Andrea Rivera was the leading scorer with 17 points for Lincoln Trail.
Parkland (4-0) will take the weekend off before hosting the UI Club Team at 6:00 on Wednesday night.
Cobra Women pull away late for win in home opener
It wasn't always pretty but the Parkland Women's Basketball team pulled away late for a 66-57 win over Olney Central College in their home opener. The win, coming after a pair of road victories over the weekend, improves the Cobras to (3-0) on the young season.
Tonight, PC jumped out to an early lead, taking the margin up to as many as 14 at 26-12 with just 6:30 remaining before the break. A late surge by the Blue Knights would cut the margin to 35-24 at half. The second half featured runs by both teams with PC holding to a 61-49 lead with 3:28 left. Six straight points by Olney's Leah Myers cut the lead to six with 1:34 to go but PC make 7-8 free throws down the stretch to come away with the victory.
Lexi Taylor led a balanced attack with 18 points, including 5-6 from the field and 8-12 from the line. She also chased down 7 rebounds, handed out 3 assists, and picked up 3 steals. Lindsay Lenon added 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals while Taylor Redeker came off the bench to score 10 points and grab 6 boards. Linsday Grubbed added 9 points, Jocie Klocke scored 8, and Ebany Brumfield had 6 points and 9 rebounds helping the Cobras win the battle of the boards 38-29. Myers was the lone Olney player in double figures tying for game high honors with 18 points.
Parkland will return to action this Friday night when they host Lincoln Trail College starting at 6:00.
WBB holds on for Waubonsee Classic title
The Parkland Women's basketball team hung on for a 54-50 win against Waubonsee Community College on Saturday to claim the Waubonsee Classic championship for the fifth straight season. WCC took an early 7-4 lead until the Cobras Lindsay Lenon connected on an old-fashioned three-point play to help start a 9-4 Cobra run, giving PC the lead at 16-11 at the 8:00 mark. Baskets by Jocie Klocke and Ebany Brumfield, as well as back to back three-pointers by Taylor Redeker, helped give the Cobras a 28-15 cushion with 4:08 remaining. Another three pointer by Lenon gave the Cobras a 33-22 lead at the intermission.
PC continued attacking at the beginning of the second half increasing their lead to 14 after Redeker sank another shot from behind the arc. The Cobras appeared to be in complete control after the first 5 minutes of the half after Lenon nailed another 3-pointer to make the score 45-31. However, the Cobras then went ice cold from the field allowing WCC back into the game.
Over the next 11:00 minutes, PC did not connect on a single field goal, mustering only 3 free throws during that span, but amazingly still managed to hold a 47-42 lead with 3:45 remaining. Aimee Iverson then made the Cobras only field goal in the final 14 minutes of the game, a three-pointer with 3:38 left, to give PC a 50-42 cushion. However WCC continued to be the aggressor and the Cobras remained stalled offensively and an 8-0 Chiefs run knotted the contest at 50 with just 48.1 to go. On the Cobras next possession, Klocke drove the lane and was fouled.
The freshman hit both ends of the one and bonus to give PC a 52-50 lead. With WCC looking to tie on the final play, Ebany Brumfield came up with a steal to give PC the stop they needed and Lenon closed out the game with two free throws for the final four point margin. The Cobras, who could not buy a basket in the second half, shot only 20% from the field making only 3 out of 10 layups and shooting 3-15 from three point land.
Lenon was named the tourney's MVP, as she led the Cobras with 12 points, following up on the 19 points she scored in Friday's opener. Taylor Redeker was also named to the all-tourney team as she finished with 11 points and 4 rebounds. The other two PC players to make the all-tournament team were Jocie Klocke who just missed a double-double with 9 points and 9 rebounds and Brumfield, who snagged 10 boards and added 5 points.
PC, now 2-0 on the young season, will begin a five game home stand when they host Olney Central on Wednesday at 6:00 pm at the Dodds Athletic Center at Parkland.
Cobra Women roll in season opener
The Parkland Cobra Women's basketball team got off to a fast start as they took on the Chargers of Ancilla College during the first day of the Waubonsee CC tournament and emerged victorious 89-35. The Chargers scored the first basket of the contest but Parkland quickly responded with a basket by sophomore Heather Baker, to get the team's first score of the season, and then never looked back. Throughout the first half, the Cobras steadily extended the lead and gradually built up a 43-20 halftime advantage, led by 7 points a piece by sophomore Taylor Redeker and freshman Jocie Klocke.
Following the halftime break, the Cobras came out out of the locker room red-hot and quickly put the game out of reach. The Cobras proceeded to score on 9 of the team's first 11 possessions of the half to build a 64-31 cushion. Following a timeout at the 12:48 mark, the Cobras put the clamps down on the defensive end and proceed to hold the Chargers scoreless for the next 12 minutes and 34 seconds until two free throws broke the drought.
In addition to a tenacious defense, sharpshooting helped key the opening victory for Parkland as the Cobras shot at a 51% clip from the field. The hot shooting extended to beyond the 3-point line as the team was 9 for 15 from beyond the arc, led by sophomore Lindsay Lenon who hit all 5 of her attempts. The Cobras were led by three scorers in double digits with Lenon taking top honors with 19 followed by sophomore Uzuri Williams with 13 and Klocke with 12. Baker made a mark on the boards pulling down 9 rebounds and received help from freshman Erin Kelley with 7. Sophomore Lauren Grubb keyed the efficient offensive attack to lead the team with 5 assists and no turnovers. As a collective unit, the Cobras had a 2 to 1 assist to turnover ratio (24 to 12) for the game. The Cobras are 1-0 to start the season and return to the court for the championship game on Saturday at 12:30 pm against the host Waubonsee Warriors.
Redeker starts 6th at PC with experienced group
Coach Karrie Redeker will begin her 6th season at the helm of the Parkland Women's Basketball team with an experienced squad. Redeker has compiled a record of 134-37 in her first five years, hopes to keep up their streak of 5 consecutive 20 win seasons and a return to the National tournament after missing out last year.
The Cobras return seven players from last year's (20-11) team. All seven players averaged between 4 and 8 points per game with Lindsay Lenon (7.5 pgg) and Ebany Brumfield (6.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg) leading the way. Heather Baker (4.6 ppg and 4.8 rpg), Lexi Taylor (3.7 ppg 2.4 assists), Lauren Grubb (6.4 ppg), and Taylor Redeker (4.5 ppg) will also make big contributions to the team this year. Six freshman will join the seven returnees to form the nucleus of a deep and talented roster.
Parkland will open the 2012-13 campaign on Friday November 2nd at the Waubonsee CC Invitational. PC will take on Ancilla College of Indiana at 3:00 and likely the host school on Saturday. The Cobras are the five-time defending champions of the tournament. There will be plenty of chances to see the team play this fall as they will be at home eight times between November 7 and December 8. After two games on the road this weekend, they will open the home portion of the schedule on November 7 at 6:00 vs Olney Central.
Women's Basketball to Host Alumni Game!
Head Women's Basketball Coach, Karrie Redeker, has announced that on Saturday October 20th, the women's basketball team will be hosting an alumni game. The alumni game will begin at 1:00 PM in the gymnasium. For more information please contact assistant coach Denny Hieronymus by e-mail (email@example.com
) or contact the Parkland College Athletic office by phone (217-351-2226).