Flames Snap Detroit's Five Game Winning Streak, 75-52
Jan. 26, 2006
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC women's basketball team stormed past Detroit Thursday night at the Pavilion, 75-52. The Flames shot 61.5 percent from the field and hit 3-for-7 from three-point land in the first half to snap the Titans five-game winning streak.
"We made up our minds tonight to put all our hard work together," head coach Lisa Ryckbosch explained. "We are a veteran group and it was time that we played UIC basketball for 40 solid minutes."
Three Flames scored in double figures with junior LaShonda Grant leading UIC with 16 points and six rebounds. Jackie Parker chipped in 11 points and grabbed four steals, while senior Chrissy Dizon knocked down 7-of-7, totaling 13 points on the night.
Shawanna Stubblefield paced the Titans, netting 12 points.
Shooting 67.9 percent from field in the first half, UIC dominated on offense. Senior Chrissy Dizon hit 6-of-6, netting a three pointer with 10:10 on the clock to give UIC a 17-point lead.
Down by 19 with 3:28 left in the half, Detroit hit a 9-2 burst ending on a trey with six seconds on the clock by Shawanna Stubblefield. The Titans headed into halftime trailing by 12 points (75-52).
Allowing Detroit to cut the lead to ten points early in the second half, UIC sparked a 5-0 run with 13 minutes left in regulation. UIC expanded the gap to a 27-point advantage with less than three minutes on the clock.
Holding the Titans to 8-of-27 from the field in the second half, UIC snapped Detroit's five-game winning streak, picking up a 75-52 victory.
With the win, the Flames move to 8-11 overall and 4-4 in league play.
The Flames close out their three-game homestand against Youngstown State this Saturday, January 28th at the UIC Pavilion beginning at 6:00 p.m.