After a brief detour into the losing column earlier this week against Hampshire the Dundee-Crown girls basketball team got right back on the winning track Saturday in the regular season finale with a 37-20 Fox Valley Conference victory over visiting Jacobs.
The Chargers (17-9, 11-5) now head into the postseason having won 5 of their last 6 games. They open regional play at South Elgin on Tuesday to face the winner of Monday's Jacobs vs. Larkin game.
"We were totally focused on moving forward from the loss against Hampshire," Dundee-Crown coach Sarah Miller said. "We are feeling good about where we are at. We are playing with a lot of confidence. We have four seniors who have all been here before. So that leadership is really going to help us."
The D-C win avenged a 1-point loss to Jacobs a month ago. The difference this time around was lockdown defense by the Chargers, who held the Golden Eagles to just 9 shots in the first half and only one field goal combined in the second and third quarters.
"Defense was our biggest emphasis this time," Miller said. "We gave up way too many easy layups the first time we played them. So, we focused on keeping them out of the lane. We did a good job moving our feet, completely rotating on screens, and filling the gaps."