KCC Basketball vs. Kishwaukee College 02/19/2024

Date: 02/19/2024

The Lady Cavaliers, led by sophomore Jazmyn Smith’s double-double, bounced back from an early eight-point deficit to defeat the Kishwaukee College Kougars 85-72 in NJCAA Region IV action Monday night.  

Smith scored the first basket of the game for the Lady Cavaliers, but Kishwaukee quickly responded, turning the score 5-2 in their favor. Smith then scored on an assist from Valorie Dagg, before sinking the and-one basket to tie the game at five. Dagg matched a three-pointer from the Kougars, before Kishwaukee scored eight points to put them up 16-8.  

KCC used two points from Myllena De Sousa, five more from Smith and two from Harmony Reynolds to narrow the Kougars’ lead to just two points, before a buzzer-beating three point shot from Kishwaukee put the Cavaliers down 22-17. 

Several Lady Cavaliers teamed up to turn the game around for KCC in the second quarter, including Reynolds, Smith, and Dagg, who scored twelve points in quick succession to give the Lady Cavaliers the lead 27-26. Tinsley Freeman scored two points and Reynolds sank a three-pointer to expand the lead 32-26.  

After the Lady Cavaliers matched Kishwaukee’s response late in the quarter, De Sousa scored three points to give KCC a 44-37 lead to end the half. 

The Lady Cavaliers scored five uninterrupted points immediately into the second half, including two from Reynolds, two from De Sousa and one from Smith to put KCC up by twelve points. Kishwaukee responded with two baskets, but it was not enough to stop the Lady Cavaliers, as Reynolds and Smith teamed up for another seven points.  

KCC scored another twelve points in the quarter, including a three-pointer from Freeman and another five points from Smith. 

Smith opened the fourth quarter for KCC with a free throw that extended their lead to 69-55. Shortly after, Kayla Jackson interrupted a scoring run from the Kougars with a three-pointer, putting the Cavaliers ahead by eleven.  

Kishwaukee increased their effort offensively, scoring twenty-five points in the final quarter, but KCC maintained their effort on both sides of the court, granting them the dominant 85-72 victory.  

KCC improved to 14-14 this season and will travel to play Malcolm X College at 5pm Tuesday. 


Smith led the Cavaliers with 34 points, 32 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 blocks. Reynolds added 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Freeman had 9 points and 9 rebounds. De Sousa had 7 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Jasmine Ferrero and Dagg each added 5 points and 3 assists. Jackson had 3 points and 5 rebounds. Brianna Sneed had 2 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Aniyah Moody rounded out the Cavs’ scoring with 2 points and 2 rebounds.