Women's Basketball Captures Third Straight Win Against Detroit, 75-58

Sophomore guard LaShonda Grant led UIC with 16 points on Thursday night.
Sophomore guard LaShonda Grant led UIC with 16 points on Thursday night.

Jan. 20, 2005

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Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore guard LaShonda Grant led three players in double-figures with 16 points to lift the host Flames to their third straight win and the 75-58 Horizon League victory over Detroit at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night.

The win also marks the first time that UIC has won three in a row since 2003, when they captured four contests from Feb. 20th-Mar. 1st.

"We keep telling the kids that we're going to turn the corner," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "I think we might have done that tonight."

The Flames also received solid performances from sophomore forward Jacquay Holmes (15 points) and junior point guard Chrissy Dizon (11 points, 6 assists, 3 steals).

With the victory, UIC improves to 7-11 on the season and 4-3 in Horizon League action, while the Titans drop to 6-11 on the campaign and 3-3 in conference play.

UIC got it done on both ends of the court on Thursday night, shooting a season-best, 54.0% (27-for-50) from the field and holding the Titans to 31.7% (20-for-63) shooting from the floor.

Detroit junior guard Lindsey Pasquinzo tallied a game-high 18 points, followed by Katie Solner (15 points) and Joanna Cooper (11 points).

The Flames will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will welcome Cleveland State for a Horizon League tilt at 3:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.