Flames Edged By UW-Green Bay In Horizon League Play, 70-62
Dec. 31, 2005
Chicago, Ill.-Despite leading at the half versus first-place UW-Green Bay in UIC's first Horizon League contest of the season, the Flames were edged by the Phoenix, 70-62.
With 19 points and seven boards, UIC's Chrissy Dizon paced the Flames versus UW-Green Bay. Junior Krystal Hugelier chipped in nine points and two steals and Jacquay Holmes added eight points in the Flames first Horizon League game.
Natalie Berglin led the Phoenix with 23 points and 2005-06 preseason player of year Nicole Soulis picked up a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Holding UW-Green Bay to 27 points and a 33.3 shooting percentage in the first half, UIC pulled away for the Phoenix after tying the game at 14-14 with 12:10 on the clock. Scoreless for over six minutes, UIC led by 15 points and headed into the second half with a ten-point lead (37-27).
UW-Green Bay sparked a run early in the second half to take a 45-44 advantage with 13:44 left in the game. UIC responded with a layup by Dizon, but the UW-Green Bay knocked down four unanswered points. With the Phoenix up by nine with 3:09 on the clock, Hugelier hit a three, but the Phoenix continued to produce on offense and edged out UIC 70-62.
"The first half showed how we are capable of playing and we stepped up on the boards today," head coach Lisa Ryckbosch said. "We need to try to continue to stay confident and consistent throughout the rest of the season."
This moves to the Flames to 4-8 overall and 0-1 in league play. UIC will host Cleveland State this Thursday, January 5th at 5:00 pm to kick-off a doubleheader at the Pavilion.