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    Senior guard LeKesha Williams scored a game-high 18 points on Sunday afternoon.
     
    Senior guard LeKesha Williams scored a game-high 18 points on Sunday afternoon.
     
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    Dec. 8, 2002

    Box Score

    Dover, Del. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team was able to withstand a 27-4 run by Delaware State in the second half to earn the 74-70 non-conference victory at Memorial Hall on Sunday afternoon.

    Senior guard LeKesha Williams scored a game-high 18 points, while senior forward Jaysie Chambers recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 15-points and 12-rebounds.

    Senior point guard Consuela Hall scored a career-high 14 points, including three treys, while junior transfer Andrea Milner scored 13 points, 11 of which came in the second half.

    "Obviously we're happy with the win," UIC head coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "Anytime you're on the road where a team makes a run like that, it takes experience and mental toughness to overcome it.

    "We made some uncharacteristic mistakes that we don't expect to make again."

    With the victory, UIC improves to 5-1 on the season, while the Hornets fall to 0-3 on the campaign.

    UIC took a 41-24 lead into halftime and extended the margin to 55-29 as they held the Hornets scoreless over the first four minutes of the second half.

    Delaware State, however, would not go away quietly as the Hornets went on a 27-4 run over a six minute stretch, led by five points from guard Terelle Waller.

    Milner broke the scoreless draught for UIC as she converted a three-point play with 6:20 left in the game to give the Flames a 62-56 lead.

    Milner went on to score UIC's next four points as the Flames extended their lead to 66-60 with 4:50 left in the contest.

    Delaware State went on an 8-2 run, capped off with a Waller 3-pointer with two minutes remaining to tie the game up at 68-apiece.

     

     

    Hall quickly answered back with a 6-0 run as she recorded a three-pointer, a lay-up and a free-throw to put the game away for the Flames.

    UIC will be back in action on Saturday, December 14th as they will travel to Alabama to take on the Troy State Lady Trojans at 2:00 p.m. (CST).