Women's Basketball Falls To Detroit, 63-43, In Horizon League Quarterfinals|
March 6, 2003
Green Bay, Wis. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team shot a season-low 24.7 percent from the field as Detroit defeated the Flames, 63-43 in their Horizon League quarterfinal matchup at the Phoenix Sports Center on Thursday afternoon.
Seniors Jaysie Chambers and LeKesha Williams each scored 12 points apiece to lead the Flames. Collectively, UIC was 18-for-73 from the floor, while the starting five was a combined 14-for-58. UIC also did not draw many fouls as the Flames were 3-for-4 from the free throw line.
Detroit improves to 9-19 on the campaign and will face the winner of the UW-Milwaukee/Cleveland State at 5:00 p.m. in the Horizon League Semifinals on Friday evening. UIC ends the 2002-03 campaign with a record of 17-11.
Freshman Katie Solner led Detroit with 18 points, while teammates Caitie Goddard and Sara Crum each tallied 10 points apiece to lead the Titans.
Solner scored 12 of her 18 points in the first half to help propel Detroit to a 35-26 lead heading into the intermission. Following the break, UIC went on a 5-0 run, led by a three-point play by freshman point guard Chrissy Dizon (5 points) to narrow Detroit's lead to 35-31 with 17:44 left in the game.
30 seconds later, Dizon was called for a personal foul on the Detroit end of the court and was quickly issued a technical foul for slamming the basketball down following her infraction. Detroit capitalized and went on a 12-0 run to put the game out of reach for the Flames.