Women's Basketball Blows Past Butler, 82-64
Feb. 8, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - Senior forward Jaysie Chambers notched a triple-double with 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists to help lead the University of Illinois at Chicago to the 82-64 Horizon League victory over Butler at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night.
The 20 rebounds and 10 assists were both career-highs for the Pleasanton, Calif., native.
"Jaysie is just getting better and better assist wise every game," UIC head coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "She's starting to see her opportunities, looking up the floor and completing a lot of passes on fast breaks to create lay-up opportunities.
"To get 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists is just phenomenal," Ryckbosch continued. "She's working her butt off and it's really starting to come around for her."
With the victory, UIC improves to 13-9 on the campaign and 7-4 in the Horizon League, while Butler falls to 4-17 overall and 2-8 in league play.
For the second straight game, UIC collected over 50 rebounds as they hauled in 53 total boards, including 20 offensive, to Butler's 35.
"We're starting to really take care of the glass," Ryckbosch said. "Everybody is picking up a few rebounds here and there and we're really starting to focus on that."
The Flames used a strong second half, shooting at a torrid 60% (21-for-35) to help secure the victory, while holding Butler to 34.5% over the contest.
Nancy Bowden and Lisa Pryor each tallied 11 points apiece for Butler, while Angel Mason added 10 points for the Bulldogs.
UIC will be back in action on Wednesday evening, as they will travel north to square off with UW-Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. at the Klotsche Center.