February 28, 2014 – Season Ends – The Spartans held their own last night against Carl Sandburg College’s Chargers, but came up just a bit short in the Region IV Tournament quarterfinals. When ECC faced Carl Sandburg in November, the Chargers trounced the Spartans 70-44. This time around, ECC changed up its defense, and it worked as at the end of the first half, the Spartans were up by two. They continued to hold the lead until the final minute of play when Carl Sandburg managed to eke out a 49-46 win.
Leading scorer for the Spartans was Jen Dumoulin with 12 points. Sarah Nelson added 11 points, and Kim Jimenez contributed 10 points. Alexa Diaz was two points short of a double-double (eight points, 14 rebounds).
Several Spartan players were recognized for their solid season performances. Jen Dumoulin was named to the Region IV All-Region Second Team and the Illinois Skyway Collegiate All-Conference First Team. Dumoulin averaged 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Alexa Diaz and Sarah Nelson earned ISCC All-Conference Second Team honors. Diaz tallied 10.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game while Nelson averaged 7 points and 3.5 rebounds a game. More»
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