Girls Basketball: Lady Hubs take close loss at Newark

Henkel leads Rochelle with 18 points in 45-36 defeat

NEWARK — The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity basketball team faced a formidable Class 1A foe in nonconference action on Thursday. Junior Alivia Henkel finished with a team-leading 18 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and notching seven steals as the Lady Hubs fell 45-36 against Newark. Rochelle (5-17, 3-4 Interstate 8) will face Kaneland on the road Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Kendyl Darby also recorded double-digit rebounds in the game, snatching 11 boards while scoring five points. Sophomore Abby Metzger compiled four points, three steals and five rebounds for the Lady Hubs. Junior Kennedy Adamski totaled four points and senior Torrin Nantz had four rebounds.