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|Young CSC Women's Basketball Team Begins New Season Wednesday Night
|POSTED 10:21 a-m 11/4/9 The Carl Sandburg College women's basketball team takes to the hardwood Wednesday night to open the 2009-10 season.
The Chargers, under third-year head coach Mike Bailey, visit Waubonsee College in Sugar Grove (5 p.m. tip-off). CSC saw its streak of four straight national tournament appearances snapped last season when the team lost to Illinois Valley in the championship game of the Region IV tournament. Sandburg finished with a 22-10 record.
This year's squad is young, with nine freshmen on the roster. The Chargers lost several key players from last season's team - including Taylor Young, Courtnee Brown, Shanice Taylor and Sara Turk.
Three sophomores: forwards Megan Schmidt (Knoxville) and Michelle Storm (Princeville) and guard Sarah Heller (West Central) will be asked to provide leadership for CSC. Among the new players are Lindsay Franey and Jennifer Bushong of Knoxville, Alivia Colwell of Abingdon, Molly Kramer and Cecilia Duenas of Galesburg, Taylor Rice of Rowva and Gabrielle Lorton of Avon.
Sandburg's women's basketball program has won 11 Arrowhead Conference championships, advanced to the regional tournament 12 times and appeared in the national tournament six times.
CSC's home opener is next Tuesday against Spoon River College before the team takes part in the John Wood Classic in Quincy November 13th and 14th.
The Carl Sandburg College men's basketball team lost its season opener Tuesday night at Indian Hills College 91-51. The Charges are back in action again Thursday night at Clinton College. CSC's home opener is next Tuesday against Spoon River. That game will follow the women's contest at John Lewis Gym.