UIC Women's Basketball Collects First Win of 2013-14 Season|
Nov. 15, 2013
CHICAGO – The UIC women’s basketball team (1-2) had four players record double-digit scoring efforts and overcame a four-point halftime deficit to defeat Idaho State, 70-62, for its first win of the 2013-14 season Friday night at the UIC Pavilion. Idaho State (2-1) has averaged 20 wins over the last three seasons and made a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12. The Bengals won 18 games last season and earned a spot in the WNIT.
UIC trailed 35-31 at halftime but the Flames used their size and physicality to dominate the second half. UIC went on a 10-0 run midway through the second half to take a 53-46 lead with 8:42 left in the game.
The Flames held their biggest lead of the second half at 59-48 with 5:26 to go and hit free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Overall, the Flames outrebounded the Bengals 54-35 and hit 31-of-49 free throw attempts. UIC had 22 offensive rebounds and limited Idaho State to eight offensive boards.
Senior Rachel Story saw her first action of the 2013-14 season and poured in a team-high 18 points in 36 minutes off the bench. She hit 7-of-10 free throws and 3-of-8 attempts from beyond the arc. Story also collected a game-high four steals.
Senior Katie Hannemann tied her career high by pulling down 15 rebounds. Hannemann was the last UIC player to grab 15 rebounds on Feb. 21, 2013 against Wright State. She also hit 8-of-12 free throw attempts and finished with 12 points for the sixth double-double of her career.
Redshirt sophomore Ruvanna Campbell continued her strong start to the 2013-14 season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The effort is her second double-double in three games. Campbell added two assists and two steals in another all-around solid performance.
Sophomore Terri Bender contributed 12 points on 3-of-8 shooting and a team-high three assists. Senior Emily Kobel drained 3-of-11 attempts from three-point land and finished with nine points. Kobel needs 11 more three-pointers to enter the program’s Top 10.
UIC seeks its second win of the season when the Flames travel to Edwardsville, Ill. to take on SIUE Wednesday (Nov. 20). UIC defeated SIUE at the Pavilion last season (11/15/12), 68-61. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. inside the Vadalabene Center.