Lady ‘Cats unable to close out game with Streator

    The Wilmington varsity girls basketball team  ran out of gas Monday, missing out on an opportunity to secure their first conference win. They were within striking distance until the end when they lost a 38-27 decision to Streator.
    Wilmington faced a seven-point deficit midway through the second quarter, but wound up pulling within four by half-time, 18-14.
    The Lady ‘Cats would get as close as one point, 23-22, by the end of the third quarter.
    Unfortunately for Wilmington, they managed just three points in the final frame as the Bulldogs slowly pulled away, going on a nine-point run to finish with the 11-point advantage.
    Kiley Sowa and Claire Rink kept the offense in the game down the stretch with nine and eight points, respectively.
    Ava Narine chipped in four points, while Jordyn Reents and Chloe Sanford each added three points.
    While the Lady ‘Cats drop to 0-8 in the I-8, they will be looking to secure their first conference win this week during the I-8 Conference Tournament in Coal City.
    Wilmington will enter the tournament as the 12th seed, and will take on fifth-seeded Lisle in the opening round on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in Lisle.
    The winner of the opening game will take on second-seed Plano on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Coal City, while the losing team will play on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against either Coal City (8) or Westmont (9) in Coal City’s auxilary gym.