Kelly Weese // Sports Editor
From the tip-off, DuPage controlled the tempo of the game. Morton’s ball handling and turnovers helped the Lady Chaps take the lead early.
The Lady Chaps played great on both sides of the floor. Shooting proved to be one of their key strengths as shots were made all over the court. DuPage noticeably had the size advantage and showed it by controlling the boards as well. The Lady Chaps took a 52-29 lead into halftime.
The next half would be no different from the first. From 3-pointers to fast break lay-ups, COD ran away with the game 94-60.
“I think we played really well tonight. We have struggled in games in the past, but tonight we really showed who we are,” guard Sarah Lang said. Lang made multiple shots from beyond the 3-point line with a beautifully arched shot.
When asked about the game, coach Cotton said, “this was one of our best showings of the season.” The Lady Chaps next game is against Prairie State this Saturday. “We need to limit our fouls. Through our first couple of games our best players have fouled out in 3 or 4 of them.”
Guard Kandise Ventir, helped contribute to the tempo by assisting shots offensively and by forcing turnovers on defense. “We worked as a team, the defense played very well and the offense played very well,” Ventir said.
If the Lady Chaps continue to play like this, they will be strong contenders when playoffs arrive.