Women's Basketball Falls At Central Michigan, 75-64|
Dec. 12, 2004
Mount Pleasant, Mich.- Despite a game-high 23 points from sophomore guard LaShonda Grant, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team was unable to stop a late Central Michigan charge as the Flames lost a 75-64 decision at Rose Arena on Sunday afternoon.
UIC (1-7) trailed 58-50 after CMU's Landy Hatfield nailed her third three-pointer of the game with six minutes left. The Flames stormed back in a big way with three straight three-pointers of their own, as Krystal Hugelier hit a trey and Grant followed with two consecutive bombs from behind the arc to give UIC a 59-58 advantage with four minutes left in the contest.
But the Chippewas (5-3) answered right back with a three-point play from Casey Manning, who converted a layup while getting fouled by Grant and hit the free throw to put Central Michigan up for good.
In her first game of the season, Grant went 9-for-18 (50%) from the floor while shooting 4-for-9 from three-point land.
Manning paced Central Michigan with 21 points, while Chasidy Myers scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
UIC heads to Evanston, Ill., this Tuesday to take on Northwestern at a special start time of noon.