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    Women's Basketball Late Rally Falls Short

    Senior forward Jaysie Chambers recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
    Senior forward Jaysie Chambers recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
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    Dec. 22, 2002

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    Chicago, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team has developed a bad habit of sorts.

    Throughout the UIC's first ten games this season, the Flames have had stretches where their opponents would go on a large run over them.

    That trend continued as Western Kentucky went on a 20-2 run over a six minute span in the first and second half, led by eleven points from junior forward Leslie Logsdon, and held off a late rally by UIC to earn the 81-70 non-conference victory over the Flames at the UIC Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

    "What is frustrating about this (loss) is that we have moments of being a very, very good basketball team," UIC head coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "Then we have moments of completely losing it.

    "One mistake and all of a sudden, we're lost."

    Logsdon finished with a game-high 30 points, including six three pointers, to lead all scorers, while teammates Kristina Covington (16 points, 16 rebounds) and Tiffany Porter-Talbert (10 points) each turned in solid efforts for the Lady Toppers.

    With the victory, Western Kentucky improves to 5-3 on the campaign, while UIC falls to 6-4.

    UIC senior guard LeKesha Williams scored a team-high 22 points for the Flames, while Jaysie Chambers (12 rebounds) and Zsuzsa Tarnai each scored 15 points.

    Following the Lady Toppers' run, Western Kentucky held a 60-41 advantage over the Flames.

    UIC, however, would not go away quietly as the Flames countered with a 26-10 run of their own that culminated with a Tarnai three-pointer to help narrow Western Kentucky's lead to 70-67 with 2:28 remaining in the contest.

    But UIC would come no closer as they were forced to foul and the Lady Toppers converted eight-of-ten from the charity stripe to clinch the victory.



    UIC will be back in action on Monday, December 30th as they will host the nationally-ranked UW-Green Bay Phoenix at 7:00 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion.