Women's Basketball Edged By Northwestern, 78-77, In Three Overtimes
Dec. 18, 2003
Chicago, Ill. - Northwestern scored the first five points in the third overtime, capped off by a three-point play by Kristin Ambrose, to help lift the Wildcats to the 78-77 non-conference victory over the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team at the UIC Pavilion on Thursday night.
Ambrose finished the game with 12 points.
With the victory, Northwestern improves to 5-3 on the campaign, while the Flames drop to .500 at 4-4.
"I like my team, I think we have talent," UIC Head Coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "Once that lightbulb goes on, I think we have a chance to be a pretty good basketball team."
Northwestern guard Samantha McComb scored a team-high 22 points, while teammates Alex Mueller (14 points) and Ifeoma Okonkwo (11 points, 14 rebounds) each turned in impressive efforts for the Wildcats.
UIC sophomore point guard Chrissy Dizon led four Flames in double-figures with a game-high 25 points, followed by teammates Dejeanette Flournoy (11 points, 15 rebounds), Chastity Quinn (11 points) and Kelly True (10 points).
UIC will be back in action on Saturday, as the Flames will host Portland State at 2:00 p.m. in the UIC Pavilion.