Flames Drop Shootout at Wright State, 103-91|
Feb. 15, 2014
DAYTON, Ohio – The UIC women's basketball team (18-7, 7-5 HL) dropped a shootout Saturday (Feb. 15) at Wright State (18-7, 7-3 HL) by a final score of 103-91. Sophomore Ruvanna Campbell set a career high with 30 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for her 17th double-double of the season.
The game featured 21 lead changes and UIC led 79-77 with 7:21 remaining. Wright State responded with a 7-0 run and out-scored the Flames 26-12 the rest of the way.
Wright State’s Kim Demmings, the leading scorer in the Horizon League, poured in a game-high 31 points and the Raiders made 28-of-37 free throw attempts. Wright State forced 25 UIC turnovers and scored 32 points off the Flames’ miscues.
“Two high-scoring offenses produced a very entertaining game today,” said UIC head coach Regina Miller. “We received great individual performances. Turnovers were the difference in the game and we will work on limiting those heading into the final stretch of Horizon League play. We look forward to getting back on the winning track at home Monday.”
UIC out-rebounded Wright State 49-41 and grabbed 19 offensive rebounds. The Flames scored 22 second-chance points and 42 points in the paint.
Campbell’s seventh straight double-double featured 13-of-17 shooting from the field. Over the last seven contests, she is averaging 22.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and shooting 59.6 percent from the floor.
Campbell now owns ten 20-plus point performances and six 15-plus rebound efforts. She had 18 points and eight rebounds in the first half. Campbell’s performance is the 13th 30-point game in the Horizon League this season.
Senior Rachel Story picked up her tenth 20-point performance with 22 points. She was 4-of-9 from three-point land and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe. Story also dished out five assists.
Senior Katie Hannemann collected her sixth double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. She was 8-of-13 from the floor and handed out a season-high five assists. Over the last eight games, Hannemann has converted 60.4 percent of her field-goal attempts.
Senior Emily Kobel drained 4-of-7 attempts from beyond the arc and finished with 14 points. She moved past Sara Petersen (1994-98) into sixth place in program history with 132 career made three-pointers. UIC hit 8-of-18 three-point attempts overall, the most since Jan. 16 at Detroit.
UIC's 91 points are the most in a loss in program history. The previous high was 89 at Georgia State on Jan. 16, 1986. The 91 points are the most the Flames have scored in a conference game since a 93-80 victory over Cleveland State on March 6, 2008.
UIC is next in action Monday (Feb. 17) when the Flames play host to Milwaukee (7-16, 3-7 HL). Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. CT inside the UIC Pavilion. UIC picked up an 84-70 road win over Milwaukee last month (Jan. 29).
A win would match the 2006-07 squad (19-13) for the most wins in program history. The 2006-07 team made the program’s lone trip to the postseason (WNIT).