Women's Basketball Looks To Tie Best Home-Record In School-History
Jan. 16, 2002
Chicago, Ill. - It's a good thing that Penguins are used to the cold, because the University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball team has been freezing out its opponents from the basket over the last two games.
Youngstown State will make its way to the newly renovated UIC Pavilion on Thursday night, as they will square off with the Flames in a Horizon League battle. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM.
UIC (10-7, 2-3 Horizon League) has held its opponents to 27 percent shooting over the last two games, which includes a seven percent outing from Cleveland State in the first half of the Flames' 53-44 victory over the Vikings last Thursday.
Junior Jaysie Chambers has come on of late as she has scored at least ten points over the last six ball games and currently leads the Flames in scoring with 10.7 points per contest. Junior guard LeKesha Williams is second on the team in scoring with 10.5 points a game.
The Flames, however, will have to deal with the loss of junior point guard Consuela Hall. Hall will miss both games this weekend as a result of a concussion suffered during practice this week.
Senior Josie Cole, who has started 10 games during the season, will step in for the injured Hall. Cole is averaging 6.8 points per game and 7.6 points in Horizon League play.
The Penguins (5-9, 2-2 Horizon League) are led by freshman sensation, Jen Perugini. Perugini, a 6-2 forward, is averaging a double-double with 13 points and 11.2 rebounds per contest.
The Flames will also have to contend with the likes of forwards Heather Harris and center Jenny Horner. Harris is pouring in 12.9 points a game, while Horner is chipping in 10.1 points and 6.9 boards per contest.
YSU's junior guard Maggie Johnston, however, has been a force to be reckoned with in Horizon League play, as she has averaged 15.3 points per game in the Penguins' four league games so far.
Please check out the early edition of the game notes for more information regarding Thursday's game.