Black Hawk College East Campus ‘Hoopin’ for the Cure’

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Kewanee, Ill. – The Black Hawk College East Campus women’s and men’s basketball teams will be playing “Hoopin’ for the Cure” games at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. respectively Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Kewanee National Guard Armory.

In support of a basketball team member, the teams are joining forces to raise awareness of leukemia, a cancer of the blood that starts in the bone marrow. BHC players will be wearing orange T-shirts and shoelaces. T-shirts are being sold prior to game night to show support.

The women’s team is 9-14. Lexis Lozano-Blanks leads the team in scoring at 14.3 ppg, followed by Jasi Roberts at 10.5 ppg. Kodi Hammer and Myra Diggins are averaging 8.3 ppg and 8.7 ppg respectively. Myra Diggins and Lexis Lozano-Blanks lead the team in rebounding, women’s coach Dave Wallace said.

“Sauk Valley has a strong a very well-coached team,” men’s coach Chance Jones said. “We got off to a very slow start and really struggled to stop them on Jan. 28, down 20 with about 10 minutes left in the game.

“We were able to cut the lead to one point with under two minutes left, but fell 86-79. We started off very strong in the conference and have slipped lately,” Jones said.

“We are hoping to turn things around this week and into the postseason, and Sauk Valley is a very strong opponent to battle at home to end the regular season.”

Proceeds from a 50/50 raffle held during the games will go to leukemia research.

Wear orange and support the team!