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Skipjacks fall, but so does another record

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

WYE MILLS – Chesapeake College women´s basketball records are being broken at – well, a record pace.

Lynn Rose set the team mark for rebounds in a season Tuesday night, grabbing 15 in a 78-71 loss to Cecil Community College. That gave Rose 244 rebounds, breaking the single-season record of 238 set by Mandy Supers during the 1998-99 season.

Rose, who also had a game-high 19 points, already held the single-game team record for rebounds thanks to the 31 boards she collected last month in a game against Montgomery College/Takoma Park. That total is currently being authenticated by the NJCAA because it would tie a national record for NJCAA Division II.

"Basically, I think Lynn could get all the rebounds she wants to get," ventured teammate Nikia Elliott, who has already set new team marks for three-pointers in a game and in a season this year. "I think she could get 40 or 45 in a game."

Keena Hawkins scored 17 points and Elliott added 13 in the loss to Cecil. Chesapeake head coach Lowell Shaw said the Skipjacks (6-13 overall, 3-9 league) might have played their best game of the season against a Cecil team ranked 19th in the latest NJCAA Division II national poll.

"They´re a very good team," Shaw said of Cecil. "We just kept hustling and giving everything we had. We started out slow, but we really hung in there."

Kenetta Kelly led Cecil (19-2) with 19 points while teammate Ramona LaTorre added 18.

The Skipjacks host the College of Southern Maryland Thursday night at 7 p.m. seeking to tie a team record for wins in a season. That game follows a 5 p.m. men´s basketball contest between Chesapeake College and Washington College´s junior varsity.

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