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    Loyola Goes Long-Range For 95-80 Victory Over Women's Basketball

    Senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy led UIC with 19 points on Thursday evening.
    Senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy led UIC with 19 points on Thursday evening.
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    Dec. 23, 2004

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    Chicago, Ill. - Loyola shot a blistering 68.8% (11-for-16) from beyond the three-point arc as the Ramblers rolled past the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team for the 95-80 victory in the Horizon League opener on Thursday evening at the UIC Pavilion.

    Loyola guard Ciara Henderson came off the bench and scored a game-high 27 points, including four three-pointers, while teammate Meskhenet Lands poured in 20 points and three treys. The duo combined to shoot 64.0% (16-for-25) from the field.

    The Ramblers also received solid performances from Jenna Real (12 points), Mandy Mennella (14 points, 11 assists) and Danielle Lonie (11 points, 9 rebounds).

    With the victory, Loyola improves to 4-8 overall and 1-0 in Horizon League play, while the Flames fall to 3-9 on the campaign and 0-1 in conference action.

    Free throw shooting proved to be the downfall for UIC, as the Flames knocked down just 18 of their 30 attempts on the evening.

    UIC senior forward Dejeanette Flournoy led the Flames with 19 points and five rebounds, followed by sophomore forward Jacquay Holmes (17 points) and sophomore guard LaShonda Grant (14 points).

    UIC will be back in action on Monday, January 3, 2005, as they will travel to Ohio to square off with the Cleveland State Vikings at 6:00 p.m. (CST).