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    Butler Uses Long Range Shooting To Down Women's Basketball, 89-81

    Sophomore guard Chrissy Dizon poured in a game-high 26 points against Butler on Thursday.
    Sophomore guard Chrissy Dizon poured in a game-high 26 points against Butler on Thursday.
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    Feb. 12, 2004

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    Indianapolis, Ind. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball squad and Butler combined to shoot 25-for-53 from beyond the three-point line on Thursday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

    Unfortunately for the Flames, Butler converted 14 of its attempts, led by four apiece from Jessica Monaco, Jackie Closser and Maria Marchesano as the host Bulldogs picked up the 89-81 victory over the visiting Flames.

    Closser finished with a team-high 19 points for Butler, followed by Monaco (18 points), Marchesano (12 points) and Cortney Urquhart (12 points).

    With the victory, Butler improves to 9-13 on the season and 5-6 in Horizon League play, while the Flames fall to 10-13 overall and 4-8 in conference action.

    UIC sophomore point guard Chrissy Dizon tallied a game-high 26 points for the Flames, followed by LaShonda Grant (13 points) and Kelly True (11 points).

    For the game, UIC shot 50.8% (32-for-63) from the field, while Butler converted 43.5% (27-for-62) of its attempts.

    Butler, however, took good care of the ball as they dished out 21 assists, led by eight from senior guard Nancy Bowden, to 10 turnovers on the evening.

    UIC will be back in action on Saturday afternoon, as the Flames will travel to Dayton, Ohio to square off with Wright State for a Horizon League tilt at 1:00 p.m. (CST).