Women's Basketball Falls In Overtime To SEMO, 85-82

Sophomore guard Kelly True posted a career-high 20 points against SEMO on Saturday.
Sophomore guard Kelly True posted a career-high 20 points against SEMO on Saturday.

Nov. 27, 2004

Box Score

Cape Girardeau, Mo. - Despite career-highs from Krystal Hugelier, Kelly True and Jacquay Holmes, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team was unable to hold on to a late lead as Southeast Missouri State rallied for an 85-82 non-conference victory over the Flames in the final game of the SEMO Thanksgiving Classic at the Show Me Center on Saturday afternoon.

Hugelier tied a career-high with 25 points, while True chipped in 20 points followed by Holmes' 16. Together, the trio shot a blistering 54% (22-for-41) from the field. As a team, UIC shot 48.3% (29-for-60) from the field.

With the victory, SEMO improves to 3-1 on the season, while the Flames fall to 1-3 on the campaign.

SEMO received double-doubles from both Tatiana Conceicao (26 points, 10 rebounds) and Chandra Brown (12 points, 10 rebounds) in the victory. The Otahkians also received a solid performance from guard Brandi Russia (17 points).

Free throws proved to be the downfall for UIC on the evening, as they were only able to knock down 9-of-18 from the charity stripe following the first half. In the overtime period, UIC converted just one of four free throw attempts.

Following the game, both Hugelier and junior point guard Chrissy Dizon were named to the All-Tournament Team.

UIC will be back in action on Tuesday evening, as they will travel to Lincoln Park to square off with No. 19 DePaul at the DePaul Athletic Center at 7:00 p.m.