Women's Basketball Holds Off Brown Rally For 76-71 Overtime Victory
Nov. 26, 2003
Providence, RI - It wasn't the prettiest of games, but a victory can make all the little mistakes vanish in an instant.
Despite losing a 12-point halftime lead and committing 33 turnovers on the evening, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team held on for the 76-71 non-conference overtime victory over Brown at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Wednesday evening.
"I don't know how you can win games when you turn the ball over that much," UIC Head Women's Basketball Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "I just think that every person that played, contributed.
"And that was huge."
With the victory, UIC improves to 2-0 on the season, while Brown falls to 1-1 on the campaign.
Sophomore point guard Chrissy Dizon tallied a game and career-high 28 points, including 10 points in the extra session, to pace the UIC offensive attack. In overtime, Dizon drained a three-pointer and connected on 7-of-8 from the charity stripe to help the Flames clinch the victory.
"Chrissy Dizon will not let us lose," Ryckbosch said. "She's just an absolute warrior."
Colleen Kelly led four Brown players in double-figures with 21 points, followed by Holly Robertson (13 points, 9 rebounds), Tanara Golston (12 points) and Sarah Hayes (11 points).
UIC will be back in action on Friday, as they will travel to Worcester, Mass., to square off with Holy Cross at 2:00 p.m. (CST).