Women's Basketball Grounds Air Force, 77-66
Dec. 6, 2003
Colorado Springs, Colo. - University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball coach Lisa Ryckbosch has the luxury of using her entire bench against the Flames' opponents.
All 13 UIC players saw action and helped wear down Air Force on Saturday night, as the Flames picked up the 77-66 victory over the Falcons at Clune Arena.
Junior forward Dejeanette Flournoy posted her third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
"That's why I love this team because we have so many different weapons," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "One day, one person does well and another day, someone else does.
"We had fresh legs and we just kept coming at them in waves and ultimately it wore them down."
With the victory, UIC improves its record to 4-1 overall, while Air Force remains winless at 0-6.
UIC was in control for much of the game and took a 44-43 lead, following a Kelsey Duoss (6 points) lay-up with 11:26 left in the second half.
Air Force answered with a 4-0 run, led by baskets from both Melissa Hueman (4 points) and Jacki Novak (6 points) to take a 47-44 lead.
Letricia Castillo led Air Force with 17 points.
UIC will be back in action on Friday, as they will host cross-town rival, DePaul, at 7:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.