Flames Fall to Green Bay, 81-54
Feb. 8, 2014
CHICAGO - The UIC women's basketball team (17-6, 6-4 HL) dropped a Horizon League contest at home Saturday (Feb. 8) with an 81-54 loss to Green Bay (14-7, 7-2 HL). Ruvanna Campbell picked up her fifth straight double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Green Bay was 11-of-18 from beyond the arc and held the Flames to 29 percent shooting (17-of-58). The Phoenix used a 28-4 run early in the second half to pull away from the Flames.
UIC was out-rebounded (40-32) for only the fourth time this season. Green Bay racked up 20 second-chance points and received 35 points from its bench. Nine different players scored for Green Bay, who shot 55 percent from the field (26-of-47).
Green Bay scored the first eight points of the contest and led 17-9 with 9:45 left in the first half. UIC went on a 12-5 run to narrow the UWGB lead to one at 22-21 with 4:54 before halftime. Green Bay's Sam Terry responded to UIC's run with five straight points and the Phoenix ultimately took a 36-28 lead into halftime.
Rachel Story hit a jumper in the lane at 19:35 to trim the UWGB advantage to 36-30 but that was the closest UIC would get. Green Bay went on a 28-4 run over the next 8:20 to take its largest lead of the game at 64-34. UIC never got closer than 26 the rest of the way.
Campbell was 7-of-12 from the field and 8-of-15 from the free throw line for her ninth 20-point performance this season. She owns 22 double-digit efforts and a League-high 15 double-doubles. Over the last five contests, Campbell is averaging 22.8 points, 14.2 rebounds and shooting 58.0 percent from the floor (47-of-81).
Katie Hannemann, Emily Kobel and Rachel Story all scored nine points. Story owns 849 career points and entered the program's Top 20 scorers. Meanwhile, Hannemann is one spot above Story in 19th place with 879 career points.
Kobel finished 3-of-8 from three-point land and tied her career high with three steals. She is tied with Sara Petersen (1994-98) for sixth place in program history with 128 career made three-pointers.
UIC is next in action Monday (Feb. 10) when the Flames travel to Indiana to take on Valparaiso (3-18, 1-7 HL). Tip-off is set for 7:05 p.m. CT inside the ARC.