Butler Squeaks Past Women's Hoops
Feb. 10, 2000
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC women's basketball team started the game on an 11-0 run and ended the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 28-21 lead into the break versus Butler on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion. But the Bulldogs clawed back, outscoring the Flames 38-26 in the second stanza for a 59-54 victory.
"We didn't execute on the defensive end in the second half, Head Coach Tim Eatman said after the game. "We fouled too much down the stretch."
Alison Edgar led three Bulldogs in double figures with 14 points while Kristen Bodine and Kelly Kuhn each added 13. Kuhn paced Butler (9-11, 5-4 MCC) on the boards with eight rebounds.
UIC was red-hot out the gate, jumping out to an 11-0 lead with four Flames contributing to the run. Butler would battle back to take a 21-20 lead with 3:52 left in the first half, but UIC closed the period on a 9-0 run to take a 28-21 lead into intermission.
The Bulldogs chipped away in the second half and took the lead 39-38 on a basket by Dorcas Lawson with 10:29 left. UIC didn't falter, though, and on an Amanda Bartz three-pointer took a 47-43 advantage at the 5:44 mark.
Butler answered the Flames' surge, reeling off nine straight points to take a 52-47 advantage with 3:29 remaining.
UIC, trailing 57-54 with 0:10 remaining, had a chance to tie, but Edgar stripped the ball from Consuela Hall with time winding down and drove in for a lay-up to give the Bulldogs the 59-54 victory.
The Flames host Wright State, who they beat earlier this season 63-49, on Saturday, Feb. 12, at the UIC Pavilion at 4:30 p.m.