DePaul Downs Women's Basketball, 106-60
Dec. 12, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - Throughout the season, the University of Illinois at Chicago Women's basketball team has had trouble maintaining control of the ball, averaging close to 25 turnovers a game.
That trend continued on Friday night, as DePaul scored 43 points off of 32 UIC turnovers on their way to the 106-60 non-conference rout over the Flames at the UIC Pavilion.
"I told my kids if we wanted to be in the game, we can't give them the ball on turnovers," UIC Head Women's Basketball Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "Obviously we didn't do that tonight.
"(DePaul) is on a different level," Ryckbosch continued. "Our kids haven't seen this level of play, and when you do, you have to be strong with the ball."
Charlene Smith and Jenni Dant each scored 19 points to lead DePaul, followed by Ashley Luke (15 points, five three-pointers) and Khara Smith (14 points).
With the victory, DePaul improves to 7-0, while the Flames drop to 4-2 on the campaign.
The Flames battled hard early on in the match-up, connecting on their first five shots and trailed 13-10 with 16:15 left in the first half.
That was the closest that UIC would come, as DePaul went on a 28-8 run, led by 10 points from Charlene Smith, putting the game out of reach for the Flames.
UIC will be back in action on Sunday afternoon, as they will travel to Normal, Ill., to square off with the Illinois State Redbirds at 2:00 p.m. (CST).