PALATINE, Ill. – The Harper College women's basketball team was clicking both on the offensive end and defensive end of the court on Wednesday against visiting College of DuPage. The Hawks notched a season-high in points and forced 25 Chapparal turnovers on their way to a 75-49 victory inside the Wellness & Sports Center.
Harper (9-16, 3-7 N4C) was led offensively by point guard Kim Herzog (/Buffalo Grove), who scored 22 points and dished out seven assists while knocking down four 3-pointers. The Hawks canned 11 triples as a team. Joslyn Nicholson (/Cary-Grove) had another solid game with 20 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. Lane Winkler (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows) knocked down four 3-pointers of her own and finished with 16 points and eight rebounds. Sarah Nelson (/Warren Township ) scored nine points, and Ashonte Sims (/Normal Community West) added eight points and 10 rebounds.
|Herzog scored a game-high 22 points and dished out seven assists in the victory. (Jim Cummins)|
Perhaps more impressive than the offensive showing was the Hawks' defense that forced 25 DuPage (7-18, 1-10 N4C) turnovers that turned into 30 Hawks points. Harper also took care of the ball and also turned it over eight times in the game, a season-low.
The Hawks took the lead for good less than three minutes into the game and led 38-22 at halftime. Harper shot 42 percent (29-of-69) on the night.
The Hawks play their next game on Saturday as they host Joliet Junior College at 1 PM.