KCC Basketball vs. Morton College 12/7/2023

Date: 12/07/2023

The KCC Cavaliers fell to Morton College 88-51 Thursday night. 

The Panthers established a 21-10 lead in the first quarter.

As the second quarter began, Jazmyn Smith of the Cavs scored two points, followed quickly by a free throw from Jaida Taylor. Another two points from Smith and a three-pointer from Amaria Pender helped the Cavs. Valorie Dagg from KCC also scored on an assist from Jasmine Ferrero to give KCC the final four points in the half. 

At halftime, the Cavs were trailing 34-26.

The Panthers put up 30-points in the third quarter. The Cavs didn’t match them, getting 11 points, with free throws from Pender, and a 3-pointer each from Smith and Ferrero. 

The Cavs were outscored again in the fourth quarter. A 12-point run by Morton was interrupted by two points from Dagg, and two points from KCC’s Harmony Reynolds. Taylor scored two points and Aniyah Moody added four points. Zipporah Johnson scored the game’s final two points. 

The Lady Cavs fell to 5-4, and will host the College of Lake County at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Smith led the Lady Cavs with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Taylor had 11 points, 8 rebounds and a steal. Pender had 10 points, 4 steals and 2 rebounds. Dagg and Moody added 4 points apiece.