Women's Basketball Puts Clamps On Cleveland State, 53-44|
Jan. 11, 2002
Cleveland, Ohio - No one said that road games were easy.
The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team has found that out recently as they had dropped their first three Horizon League contests on the road.
"We talked at the beginning of (Thursday night's game against Cleveland State) on how we dug ourselves a hole," UIC head coach Tim Eatman said. "But we can't put all the dirt back in the hole in one game.
"We have to do it piece by piece."
The Flames took one step in the right direction as they put the clamps on Cleveland State for the 53-44 victory at the Goodman Arena on Thursday night. UIC held the Vikings to 7% shooting in the first half and 21.6% for the game.
With the victory, UIC improves to 10-7 on the season and 2-3 in the Horizon League. Cleveland State falls to 6-7 overall and 2-2 in the league.
Maria Rickards led Cleveland State with 11 points, while UIC held the Horizon League's leading scorer, Erica Roudebush, to four points for the contest.
"This is our fourth game in seven days and we still had enough energy left in our tank to get through," Eatman said. "For us to come out and get ahead like we did, that is the only reason we were able to win."
UIC will be back in action on Thursday as they will return to the friendly confines of the UIC Pavilion to host the Youngstown State Penguins at 7:00 PM.