Women's Basketball Continues Winning Ways Against Youngstown State, 73-65
Jan. 27, 2005
Youngstown, Ohio - University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore guard Kelly True and senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy combined to score 28 of the Flames' 38 points in the second half, as UIC picked up their fifth-straight victory with a 73-65 Horizon League triumph over Youngstown State at the Beeghly Center on Thursday night.
True scored 15 points in the final stanza, including three treys, to finish with a career-high, four three-pointers and 18 points. Flournoy tied a season-high with a game-high, 19 points, including 13 in the second half, and finished with eight rebounds in the victory.
UIC junior point guard Chrissy Dizon narrowly missed a triple-double with 12 points, nine rebounds and eight assists.
With their fifth-straight victory, UIC improves to 9-11 overall and 6-3 in Horizon League action, while the host Penguins drop to 8-11 on the season and 2-6 in conference play. UIC's current five-game winning streak is its longest since the 2001-02 campaign when they opened the season with five straight victories.
"We've had a lot of things happen to this team since the season started," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said of the Flames' 3-10 start. "I told them, `We can fight, or we can quit', and we're not quitters.
"It's fun to see us start to build on each win."
The Flames were solid from the free-throw line on Thursday evening, knocking down a season-best, 82.4% (14-for-17) of their charity tosses, including six straight in the final minute of the game.
Youngstown State senior forward Jen Perugini led the Penguins with 16 points, including 12 in the second half, while teammate Barb Fabianova chipped in 11 points.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as they will travel to Michigan, to square off with Detroit in a Horizon League tilt at 3:30 p.m. (CST).