Women's Basketball Uses Trey To Down Youngstown State, 56-48
Jan. 6, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore guard Krystal Hugelier drained a career-high six three-pointers and finished with a game-high 18 points to lift the host Flames to the 56-48 Horizon League victory over Youngstown State at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night.
For the game, UIC knocked down a team-season high 11 treys and shot 45.8% (11-for-18) from beyond the three-point arc and 58.3% (7-for-12) in the final stanza.
The torrid shooting of UIC in the final twenty minutes helped the Flames overcome a 20.0% (7-for-35) shooting performance in the first half.
"I'm most pleased with was when we had our lulls in the first half and we couldn't make a basket to save our souls," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "We didn't let down defensively and we really made strides tonight, came out in the second half, hit some right away and felt better about ourselves.
"This is a much better example of what kind of basketball team we can be."
UIC junior point guard Chrissy Dizon turned in an all-around effort, narrowly missing a triple-double with nine points, seven assists and a career-high 12 rebounds. The Flames also received a solid-performance from sophomore guard LaShonda Grant (13 points).
With the victory, UIC improves to 4-10 overall and 1-2 in Horizon League play, while the Penguins drop to 6-7 on the season and 1-2 in conference action.
Youngstown State senior forward Jen Perugini paced the Penguins with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Cathy Hanek (13 points) and Barb Fabianova (10 points).
UIC will be back in action on Wednesday evening, as they will travel to Wisconsin to square off with UW-Green Bay at 7:00 p.m.