Women's Basketball Rolls Over Eastern Illinois In Season Opener, 65-50
Nov. 24, 2003
Chicago, Ill.- Sophomore point guard Chrissy Dizon led all players with 17 points and six assists to propel the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball over Eastern Illinois, 65-50, at the UIC Pavilion on Monday night.
The Flames (1-0) blew the game open in the beginning of the second period, going on a 24-5 run in the first 12 minutes of the half while holding the Panthers (1-1) scoreless for a five-minute span during that streak.
Junior Dejeanette Flournoy chipped in a double-double in her first career-game for the Flames, tabbing 13 points and 17 rebounds on 6-for-12 shooting from the floor.
Eastern Illinois, who won their season opener on November 21st against Indiana-Northwest by a score of 126-36, were held to just 50 points on 33% shooting.
"In the preseason I felt all along that if we played defense with the kind of energy we saw spurts of today that we could be a very effective basketball team, and we had moments of it today," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said.
Pam O'Conner led the Panthers with 15 points, while Lauren Dailey added 13 in the defeat.
UIC will be back in action this Wednesday, November 26th when the Flames travel to Providence, R.I., to face Brown at 6 p.m.