UW-Milwaukee Downs Women's Basketball, 76-68|
Feb. 17, 2005
Milwaukee, Wis. - In the first half of Thursday's contest against UW-Milwaukee, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team enjoyed one of their finest shooting performances of the season, shooting a blistering 56.3% from the field.
The Panthers, however, quickly put a screeching halt to the Flames' torrid pace as they held UIC to four field goals over the final eight minutes of the second half and shot 52% from the field themselves in the final stanza on their way to the 76-68 Horizon League victory at the Klotsche Center.
UWM sophomore forward Megan Rogers led the way for the Panthers with a game-high 21 points, including four treys, off the bench, while sophomore guard Kiley Johnson tallied 18 points and four three-pointers. Rogers and Johnson combined to shoot 47.0% (8-for-17) from three-point land.
UWM's Molly O'Brien (13 rebounds) and Aubrey Hampton each added 10 points for the Panthers' victory.
With the victory, UWM improves to 13-11 and 10-3 in Horizon League play, while the Flames drop to 12-13 overall and 9-5 in conference action.
UIC senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy posted her third-straight double-double with a season-high, 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Flames, while teammates Krystal Hugelier (12 points) and Chrissy Dizon (10 points) each turned in solid efforts.
UIC will be back in action on Saturday morning, as they will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to square off with Butler at 11:00 a.m.