Nov. 16, 2012
Senior Taylor Foulks drilled seven three pointers (7-of-9) in a 68-61 win over SIUE this past Thursday. Foulks’ seven treys was one shy of the UIC single game record of eight that she recorded on Dec. 31, 2010 at home against Cleveland State. Last season, Foulks tallied a seven three-pointer game (7-of-8) on Jan. 14, 2012, which ranked as the seventh-best single game performance in the NCAA last year. The first edition of NCAA-wide stats will be available on Nov. 26.
Balanced Offensive Attack
Four Flames posted double-digit scoring performances this past Thursday as Taylor Foulks (21) and Rachel (17) combined for 38 points, while Katie Hannemann and Emily Kobel chipped in 12 and 10, respectively. Aside from the balanced scoring, UIC totaled 22 assists which was just seven shy of the program record of 29. Twenty two assists was the highest total for the Flames all of last season (12-19-11).
800 and Climbing
With 21 points in Thursday’s win over SIUE, senior Taylor Foulks now owns 800 career points. The sharpshooter needs just 23 more points to crack the top-20 list for UIC career scorers and needs 200 more points to reach 1,000, a list that includes just 17 players.
Junior Rachel Story has scored 17 points in both of her first regular season games as a Flame and leads the team in scoring average. After Thursday’s night win over SIUE, she was tied for fourth in the Horizon League in scoring and also tied for third in assists per game (4.0).
Great Start for Hannemann
Redshirt junior Katie Hannemann is off to an impressive start to the 2012-13 season. The 6-foot center ranks third in the league in field goal percentage with a .588 clip and ranks second on the team in scoring with a 13.0 points per game average. Hannemann appears to be taking a tremendous step forward in her game after averaging just 4.2 points and 16.9 minutes last season.
Hitting From Deep
UIC tallied 11 three pointers in Thursday’s win over SIUE which stands as the highest team total in at least four years. Taylor Foulks made up a large majority of that figure with seven treys as Emily Kobel notched three and Rachel Story added one. The Flames also managed an impressive three-point shooting percentage of 43.9 for contest.
Foulks Looks for Career Season
Senior guard Taylor Foulks has her sights set on numerous UIC career leaderboards as she begins her final season as a Flame. She currently ranks fifth on the all-time made threes list with 183, needing 56 more to claim the No. 1 spot from Hall-of-Famer Joanne McCarthy. Foulks also needs 200 points this season to be listed with the 1,000-career point scorers and just 22 more steals to enter the top 10 leaderboard for career steals (see column on lower right).
The 2012-13 Flames welcome eight total newcomers to the team and two new additions to the staff. Junior Megan Wallace comes to UIC from Walters State junior college where she helped her team to a 50-10 record over two years. Sophomore Ruvanna Campbell transferred from La Salle where she led all A-10 freshmen in rebounding (7.6) and blocks (1.5), but will sit out the entire season due to NCAA rules. The incoming freshmen include guards Terri Bender and Marissa Grossfeld, forwards Imani Moore, Ariel Sneed and Isis Haywood and center Caitlin Bogan. The new staffers include assistant coach Laura Gonsalves and Director of Operations Lindsay Scarlatelli.
Despite graduating more than 70 percent of its offense from last season, the 2012-13 Flames were tabbed sixth in the Horizon League preseason poll. The 70-plus percent deficit is the largest in the conference (WSU ranks eighth at 40 percent) as they also rank last in returning rebounds, assists and minutes played. UIC also stands as the most inexperienced team in the Horizon League with six freshmen and eight newcomers.
The UIC Pavilion recently received a facelift with the installation of a new basketball court. The hardwood features a red boarder surrounding the playing area and showcases UICFLAMES.COM in-between the home and visitor bench. NBA-style shot clocks were also installed as well as NBA backstops on the hoops.