CHAMPAIGN — Danville Area Community College women's basketball coach Kyle Bent had seen a few problems with his team's defense leading into Saturday's contest with Parkland College.
The Lady Jaguars had allowed 70 or more points in three of their last five games, included in that was an 87-83 win over the Lady Cobras on Jan. 29 at the Mary Miller Gymnasium.
This time around Parkland didn't fall behind by double digits in the first half and Jocie Klocke came off the bench to score 20 points as the Lady Cobras got their revenge with a 91-77 victory over the Lady Jaguars in a Mid-West Athletic Conference contest at the Dodds Athletic Center.
"It was a huge issue,'' said Bent. "Now they shot it well, but teams are going to do that, especially at home.
"We just kept getting frustrated and our defense kept getting a little worse.''
The Lady Cobras, who improve to 17-8 overall and 5-1 in M-WAC, shot an impressive 53 percent from the field with Klocke making 7 of her 10 shots, including both 3-pointers.
"They shot well from 3-point range and they shot well from anywhere inside of that,'' Bent said.
Sophomore Kayton Cole scored a game-high 28 points for the Lady Jaguars but even her shoot exploits of the second half were not enough.
DACC (17-8 overall, 5-1 in the M-WAC) got as close 52-48 on the second of Cole's six 3-pointers in the second half, but Parkland answered with a 10-2 run as Klocke capped it with a three-point play.
"We were trading 3s for 2s when Kayton go hot,'' Bent said. "When you did a hole early, there is no five or six-point shot. You have to chip away at it and you can't gain ground if you don't get defensive stops. We were basically trading too many baskets.''