Ole Miss Charges Past Women's Basketball, 87-59
Dec. 4, 2004
Oxford, Miss. - Ole Miss turned in an impressive performance on the boards in the second half of their contest against the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team, out-rebounding the Flames, 25-15, including 12 offensive boards, to claim the 87-59 non-conference victory at Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday evening.
For the game, Ole Miss recorded 43 boards, to UIC's 29. Ole Miss scored 22 points in the paint on the evening, as well as earning 17 second-chance points.
Lady Rebels' guard Elizabeth Cansdale led the way for Ole Miss with 15 points, followed by Armintie Price (14 points, 9 rebounds), Amber Watts (11 points) and Carletta Brown (11 points, 8 assists).
Ole Miss was equally as deadly from long range, shooting a torrid 57.1% (8-for-14) from beyond the three-point arc. Cansdale led the charge with four treys.
"I'm excited that my kids were able to come on the road, play a SEC team and compete," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "Certainly I'm frustrated that we weren't able to do the little things, like taking care of the basketball and controlling the defensive glass.
"I felt like we gave away easy baskets."
With the victory, Ole Miss improves to 4-2 on the season, while the Flames drop their fourth straight contest, falling to 1-6 overall.
UIC sophomore guard Krystal Hugelier led all scorers with 20 points, while setting a season-high and tying a career-best with five treys on the evening.
Junior point guard Chrissy Dizon dished out a season-high seven assists, pushing the Flames to a season-best 20 helpers on the evening.
UIC will be back in action on Sunday, December 12th, as they will travel to Mt. Pleasant, Mich., to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas at 1:00 p.m. (CST).