Women's Basketball Moves On With 78-47 Victory Over Butler|
March 3, 2005
Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team got it done on both ends of the court as the host Flames used a tenacious defense and a potent offense to pick up the 78-47 victory over Butler in the 2005 American Family Insurance Horizon League Quarterfinals at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night.
For the game, UIC had four players score in double-figures, led by 17 points and four treys from sophomore guard LaShonda Grant, on their way to a 46.6% (27-for-58) shooting performance from the field. On the defensive end, UIC held Butler to 25.0% (15-for-60) shooting.
"It's a great feeling," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch. "It's just another chapter in our legacy, first we won eight in a row, and now we've won our first tournament game.
"The kids really stepped it up tonight, and we usually play our best ball when we play defense."
With the victory, UIC improves to 14-14 on the campaign, while the Bulldogs end the season at 14-14. The Flames move on to the Horizon League semifinals to take on the regular-season champion, UW-Green Bay, at Wright State's Nutter Center at 12:00 p.m. (CST) on Sunday afternoon.
UIC sophomore guard Krystal Hugelier added 14 points for the Flames, followed by a double-double from senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy (13 points, 16 rebounds) and junior point guard Chrissy Dizon (10 points).
Flournoy led a solid charge for UIC on the glass, as the Flames out-rebounded Butler, 49-35, on the evening.
Butler senior forward Cortney Urquhart topped the Bulldogs with 13 points.