KCC Basketball vs. WCC 02/10/2024

Date: 02/10/2024

The Kankakee Community College Lady Cavaliers pushed past several late surges to  defeat Waubonsee Community College by seven points on Saturday.

The Cavaliers used early baskets from Valorie Dagg, Jaida Taylor, and Jazmyn Smith to match two three-pointers from the Lady Chiefs. Smith then scored a basket and two free throws to give KCC a 10-6 lead. KCC matched WCC point-for-point until the first quarter ended with a well-timed pass from Harmony Reynolds to Smith, who scored to give the Lady Cavs the lead, 22-18.

Smith scored two points early in the second quarter, quickly followed by a three-pointer from Kayla Jackson and six points from Amaria Pender, including a big steal and basket. Dagg added two points and the Lady Cavaliers were up 35-21 midway through the quarter. The Chiefs scored seven unanswered points, plus a free throw to close the gap. By halftime, KCC’s lead was 39-29.

Six Lady Cavaliers scored in the third quarter, including eight more points for Smith and three-pointers from Myllena de Sousa and Jackson. KCC led 63-44 going into the final quarter. 

The Cavaliers worked their way up to a 20-point lead in the fourth quarter following a three-pointer from Pender. WCC scored six straight points before Pender made two free throws. When WCC scored three more points, it was not enough, and KCC took the victory, 74-61. 

The Lady Cavs improved to 12-12, and will next play Joliet Junior College at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The KCC men will play immediately following the women’s game. Livestream links will be available on KCC’s Facebook page and https://athletics.kcc.edu before the games.


Pender (22 points, 4 rebounds); Smith (20 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal);  Jaida Taylor, (10 points, 11 rebounds,  4 assists); Dagg  (7 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists); Jackson (6 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals).