Women's Basketball Rallies For 64-61 Victory Over Wright State

Freshman guard Krystal Hugelier tallied 25 points and five treys against Wright State on Saturday.
Freshman guard Krystal Hugelier tallied 25 points and five treys against Wright State on Saturday.

Jan. 17, 2004

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Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball squad rebounded from a 10-point second half deficit, led by a career-high 25 points from freshman guard Krystal Hugelier, to pick up the 64-61 Horizon League victory over Wright State at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday evening.

Hugelier was 9-for-12 from the field and a blistering 5-for-6 from three-point range.

"It was a matter of time before Krystal was going to get on track," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "She's had an ankle injury and was sick for a few games and that held her back."

With the victory, UIC improves to 7-8 overall and 2-3 in Horizon League action, while Wright State falls to 5-10 on the campaign and 2-3 in conference play.

Freshman forward Jacquay Holmes also chipped in a career-high 10 points for the Flames.

"Everyone who played tonight, contributed," Ryckbosch said. "It was a total team effort."

Wright State held the lead for most of the game and built a 40-30 advantage over the Flames with 15:49 remaining in the contest.

UIC, however, would not go away quietly as they bounced back and took a 52-51 lead following a lay-up from Chastity Quinn (5 points) with 6:52 left in the contest.

Wright State tied the game up at 52-apiece following a free throw from Kendra Agee (7 points) with 6:09 left.

Both teams would trade baskets until the Flames took the lead for good following a driving lay-up from Andrea Milner (3 points) with 2:04 left in the contest.

Brittney Whiteside led Wright State with 14 points, followed by Jeanette Woodberry (12 points) and Catherine Portyrata (11 points).

UIC will be back in action on Monday evening, as they will host UW-Green Bay in a Horizon League tilt at 7:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.