Cleveland State Rallies For 75-68 Victory Over Women's Basketball

Sophomore forward Jacquay Holmes tied a career-high with 19 points on Monday night.
Sophomore forward Jacquay Holmes tied a career-high with 19 points on Monday night.

Jan. 3, 2005

Box Score

Cleveland, Ohio - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team built an early 11-point lead in the first half over Cleveland State, but the Flames succumbed to a 26-8 run over the final eight minutes of the opening stanza and dropped a 75-68 Horizon League decision to the host Vikings at the Henry J. Goodman Arena on Monday night.

Cleveland State guard Erin Martin tallied a game-high 25 points, including nine points in the Vikings first half rally, while teammate Omega Harrington poured in 20 points off the bench, along with 11 points and two treys during the 26-8 run.

Cleveland State center Mandy Sichting chipped in 11 points and had a team-high, seven rebounds.

With the victory, Cleveland State improves to 2-10 overall and 1-1 in the Horizon League, while the visiting Flames drop to 3-10 on the campaign and 0-2 in conference play.

The Vikings were solid on the glass, out-rebounding the Flames, 47-35, including 13 offensive caroms. For the game, Cleveland State recorded 19 second-chance points, to UIC's five.

UIC also struggled with the ball, committing a season-high 21 turnovers, which led to 14 points for the Vikings.

UIC sophomore forward Jacquay Holmes tied a career-high with 19 points, while sophomore guard LaShonda Grant drained five treys on her way to 18 points on the evening. The Flames received 11 points in the second half from senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy.

For the evening, UIC knocked down a season-best eight three-pointers (8-for-20). Sophomore guard Krystal Hugelier was 3-for-7 from beyond the arc.

The Flames will be back in action on Thursday evening, as they will host Youngstown State for a Horizon League battle at 7:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.