Flames Fall To Evansville, 69-53
Nov. 25, 2006
Chicago, Ill. - The UIC women's basketball team fell 69-53 to Evansville at the Pavilion on Saturday. Senior Jacquay Holmes led the Flames in scoring with 17 points, while sophomore Nikki Grobbecker pulled down a team-high seven rebounds.
Evansville's Rebekah Parker shot 53.8 percent from the field to guide the Purple Aces with 24 points. Parker hit 2-of-2 treys and knocked down 8-of-9 from the line.
Evansville jumped out to an early seven-point lead in the first half, 18-11. The Flames got within three points on a jumper by Jacquay Holmes (25-22) with 3:12 left in the half, but UE posted a 7-1 run for a 33-23 advantage heading into halftime.
Despite inching within four points at the 13:47 mark in the second half, Evansville sparked another run (9-1) for a 13-point lead (52-39). The Purple Aces picked up their first road win of the season, topping UIC 69-53.
Evansville shot 60 percent (6-for-10) from beyond the arc and 86.2 percent (25-for-29) from the line.
The Flames travel to Evanston on Wednesday, Nov. 29 for a 7:00 p.m. matchup against Northwestern.