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    Senior Jacquay Holmes became the 13th player in school history to score 1,000 career points
     
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    March 14, 2007

    Box Score

    Minneapolis, Minn. - The UIC women's basketball team fell in the first round of the WNIT to Minnesota, 97-54, in its first postseason appearance in school history at Williams Arena on Wednesday night. The Flames finish the season with a 19-13 overall mark and two school records under their belt.

    Senior Jacquay Holmes became the 13th player in school history to score 1,000 career points with a team-high 22 against the Golden Gophers. Holmes hit 10-of-14 from the field, while adding four rebounds, three steals and a team-high four assists on the night. Senior LaShonda Grant contributed 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds.

    Five Golden Gophers scored in double figures with Emily Fox leading the squad with 19 points. Korinne Campbell notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards.

    Tied at 4-4 early in the first half, Minnesota went on an 8-2 run (12-6). UIC responded with four unanswered points to get within two points at the 13:56 mark.

    The Golden Gophers sparked another 11-2 burst for an 11-point lead (7:55). The Flames cut the deficit down to six points twice before Minnesota sparked a 9-2 run (32-19) late in the half.

    Shooting 55 percent from the field (19-for-34) in the first half, Minnesota headed into halftime with a 43-23 lead.

    Minnesota continued to dominate offensively in the second half, shooting 60 percent from the field (23-for-38) and 57 percent from beyond the arc (4-for-7).

    With the 97-54 win, the Golden Gophers will travel to play Western Kentucky on Monday, March 19 in the second round of the WNIT.