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    Women's Basketball Defeats Horizon League Foe Detroit, 69-66

    Newcomer Jasmine Bailey was 9-for-12 from the field, totaling a career-high 23 points.
    Newcomer Jasmine Bailey was 9-for-12 from the field, totaling a career-high 23 points.
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    Jan. 5, 2009

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. - A pair of St. Louis, Mo. prodigies led the UIC women's basketball team to a 69-66 victory over Horizon League foe Detroit on Monday night at the UIC Pavilion.

    Jasmine Bailey and Shameia Green combined for 40 of UIC's 69 points against the Titans. Bailey paced the Flames with a career-best 23 points, while Green chipped in a career-high 17 points.

    Sandi Brown guided Detroit offensively with 15 points.

    "We struggled early, but settled in and got some good shots," said head coach Lisa Ryckbosch. "We made some mistakes down the stretch that allowed Detroit back int the game, but we hung together and pulled out the win."

    The Flames (8-4, 1-0) led by five points four times in the first stanza before the Titans drained a three-pointer to get within two points at the 8:17 mark.

    UIC regrouped following a timeout and sparked an 11-3 run to take a 14-point lead. The Titans (5-8, 1-1) answered with six straight to cut the deficit to eight points (34-26) heading into intermission.

    Detroit continued to chip away in the second half, hitting four of its five shots in the first four minutes to trail by just two points.

    Brown gave the Titans their first advantage in over 32 minutes on a steal that resulted in a three-point play.

    With 1:18 remaining in regulation, Green regained the lead for the Flames on two successful trips to the charity strip.

    Green then sealed the victory for UIC at the free throw line after being fouled twice in the final 16 seconds of the game.

    UIC faces Loyola in a crosstown matchup in Rogers Park on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m.