Women's Basketball Pounds Wright State, 76-57
Feb. 5, 2003
Dayton, Ohio - Senior forward Jaysie Chambers notched her 13th double-double of the season with 16 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, along with six assists, to lead the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team to the 76-57 Horizon League victory over Wright State at the Ervin J. Nutter Center on Wednesday evening.
"(Jaysie) did what she does best," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "I'm proud of the way she led us on the boards and just her attitude and focus set the tone for everyone else's contributions."
For the game, UIC outrebounded Wright State, 58-35, including 25 offensive boards. The 58 rebounds was a season-high for the Flames. The Flames were also sent to the line early and often, as they converted 28-of-33 from the charity stripe.
"Defense wins," Ryckbosch said. "This is another game where we dominated on the boards.
"We're ready to go and we really needed to come get this one."
Senior guard LeKesha Williams and junior forward Tina Thompson each scored 15 points apiece for the Flames, while senior center Zsuzsa Tarnai chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds, including seven offensive caroms.
Ryckbosch was pleased with her squad's effort.
"Everyone was focused," Ryckbosch said. "I don't think that there was a kid out there who wasn't ready to play or didn't understand the urgency of the moment."
With the victory, UIC improves to 12-9 overall and 6-4 in the Horizon League, while Wright State falls to 7-13 on the campaign and 4-5 in league play.
Wright State scoring machine Tiffany Webb, who leads the Horizon League and is sixth in the nation in scoring, poured in 25 points, despite picking up her fourth foul of the evening with 15:10 remaining in the second half. Angie Ott posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds for Wright State.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday evening as they will host the Butler Bulldogs for a Horizon League tilt at 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.