Cleveland State Rallies For 57-55 Victory Over Women's Basketball
Jan. 24, 2004
Cleveland, Ohio - Cleveland State used a 9-0 run over the last six minutes of Saturday's Horizon League contest against the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball squad to rally from a seven-point deficit and earn the 57-55 victory over the Flames at the Goodman Arena.
Cleveland State forward Shannon Sword scored 15 of her game-high 21 points, including three treys, in the final stanza to lead the Vikings offensively. The Vikings also received a solid performance from senior forward Ashley Schrock (11 points).
With the victory, Cleveland State improves to 9-8 overall and 6-1 in the Horizon League, while the Flames fall to 7-10 overall and 2-6 in conference action.
"We did everything well, short of winning," UIC Head Women's Basketball Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "I'm proud of our effort."
UIC seemed in control in the second half as they built a 53-46 lead with 5:20 left in the stanza, following a three-pointer by Chrissy Dizon (17 points, 3 treys).
Cleveland State, however, put the defensive clamps and did not allow UIC to convert a field goal the rest of the game and began their 9-0 run and took a 55-53 lead following a three-pointer from Maria Rickards (9 points) with 1:55 left in the game.
Freshman guard Krystal Hugelier (17 points, 3 treys) tied the game up at 55-apiece following a pair of free throws with 42 seconds left.
Schrock, however, put the game away with 23 seconds left with a pair of charity shots extending CSU's advantage to 57-55.
UIC had a chance for victory, but Hugelier's three-point attempt at the buzzer rimmed out.
The Flames will be back in action on Thursday evening, as they will host Youngstown State at 7:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.