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    Senior LaShonda Grant totaled ten points and a team-high six rebounds against Northwestern
    Senior LaShonda Grant totaled ten points and a team-high six rebounds against Northwestern
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    Nov. 29, 2006

    Box Score

    Chicago, Ill. - In their first of three consecutive road games, the Flames fell to Northwestern on Wednesday night in Evanston, 72-57. Freshman Cassie Johnson paced UIC on offense with a season-high 16 points. Johnson shot 60 percent from the field (6-for-10) and hit 4-of-4 at the free throw line.

    Senior LaShonda Grant notched ten points, two three pointers and a team-high six rebounds. Freshman Jessie Miller added nine points on the night, pulling down four boards.

    Northwestern's A.J. Glasauer led the squad with 16 points and Melissa Miller picked up a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds.

    Senior Jacquay Holmes started the game with a short jumper in UIC's first possession. At the 13:25 mark, UIC drained three straight treys and Freshman Briana Hinkle hit two consecutive buckets for a 17-6 lead.

    The Wildcats answered with a 25-3 run to take an eight-point advantage (30-20) with 2:12 left in the first half. Holding the Flames to three points in over six minutes of play, Johnson ended the run on a layup, plus two free throws.

    Northwestern headed into halftime with a ten-point lead, 34-24.

    Trailing by 15 points early in the second half, Grant notched a three pointer, followed by a quick layup to cut Northwestern's advantage back to ten points (45-35).

    Shooting 54.5 percent from the field (18-for-33) in the final 20 minutes of play, the Wildcats notched their fifth victory, 72-57.

    The Flames face Northern Iowa on Sunday, Dec. 3 in Cedar Rapids, followed by a Big Ten matchup against Wisconsin on Thursday, Dec. 7.