It was bad enough Jacobs guard Kyra Cabusao came into a big rivalry game Friday against Dundee-Crown having to play through a cold.
But forced to watch the last 1:57 from the bench after fouling out with a game-high 22 points and Jacobs nursing a 2-point lead was even worse.
"It was a tough because they're a good team, we're a good team," Cabusao said. "There was some regret but then there was no regret at the end when the buzzer beeped."
There sure wasn't after her teammates, who were carried by Cabusao throughout, finished the job and held onto a 43-42 win over the Chargers in a Fox Valley Conference girls basketball battle where Jacobs (6-9, 4-3) led by as many as 13 in the first half, 8 to start the fourth and had to defend court in the final seconds.
"You always have to play through the final buzzer," said Jacobs coach Joe Benoit, whose team survived a miss in the waning seconds by D-C to secure victory. "It was just stop after stop after stop and our kids had just enough in the tank to finish it at the end."