Women's Basketball Seeks Third Consecutive Victory
Nov. 22, 2013
A LOOK AT MIAMI OHIO
UIC GAME NOTES
SEEKING THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
LAST TIME OUT
SCOUTING MIAMI OHIO
Cleve Wright is in his first season as head coach after spending the past 11 seasons at Gannon. Miami returned three starters from last year's squad that made a trip to the WNIT, losing to Illinois in the first round. Six-foot-one freshman forward Nicole Anderson leads the RedHawks with 12.3 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest.
FLAMES DOMINATING THE PAINT
The Flames also rank second in both defensive rebounds (26.5 per game) and blocks (3.5 per game). UIC’s strong inside play has helped the Flames score an average of 75.0 points per contest, good for second in the Horizon League behind Wright State (80.5 ppg).
CAMPBELL FILLS UP THE STAT SHEET
Campbell collected her third consecutive double-double at SIUE with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Campbell, who had seven offensive rebounds, added two blocks against the Cougars.
Campbell leads the Horizon League in both double-doubles (3) and 10-plus rebound performances (3). Her three block effort at Northwestern is the Horizon League’s best performance thus far. Campbell set a career-high with 21 points in the season-opener against St. Xavier (Nov. 8).
Campbell sat out the entire 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules. She spent one year with La Salle (2011-12) and ranked as the Atlantic 10's top freshmen rebounder (7.6) and shot blocker (1.5). Campbell started 25 games for the Explorers and averaged 28.2 minutes per game.
THE STORY AT SIUE
Story poured in a game-high 27 points in the Flames’ victory at SIUE. She was 8-of-13 from the field, including 5-of-8 from three-point land, and hit 6-of-8 free throw attempts. She was a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and scored 14 points over 18 minutes in the second half.
Story’s five three-pointers at SIUE are a career high and she missed her career best in points by one. She scored 28 against Illinois State on Nov. 21, 2012. Emily Kobel was the last UIC player to hit five three-pointers in a game (vs. St. Louis on Dec. 3, 2012). Story’s effort at SIUE is the League’s best overall shooting performance (.625) and best three-point performance (five made). Story now owns 12 performances of over 20 points in her UIC career.
Story sat out the first two contests of the season and debuted in a big way against Idaho State (Nov. 15). She poured in a team-high 18 points in 36 minutes off the bench.
HANNEMANN CLEANS UP THE GLASS
Hannemann has continued her excellence on the glass as she ranks fifth in the Horizon League with 9.5 rebounds per game. Additionally, she ranks fifth in the conference in offensive rebounds (3.5 per game). Hannemann is also averaging 11.3 points per contest and shooting a career-high .739 from the free throw line (17-of-23).
Hannemann picked up her second straight double-double at SIUE with 15 points and 10 rebounds. It is Hannemann’s seventh career double-double and third consecutive double-digit scoring effort.
Hannemann tied a career high by pulling down 15 rebounds against Idaho State. Hannemann was the last UIC player to grab 15 rebounds on Feb. 21, 2013 against Wright State. The performance ranks as the second highest in the conference thus far.
BENDER SHINES AT POINT GUARD
Bender is scoring 9.8 points per contest after averaging 6.3 per game last season. She had eight points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals at SIUE.
Bender stood as the only Horizon League freshmen to average more than 6.3 points, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 2012-13. She also ranked in the top four in all three categories among League rookies.
KOBEL FROM DOWNTOWN
This season, Kobel has started all four contests and averaged 11.3 points per game, good for 18th in the Horizon League. She ranks fifth in the conference with 2.3 three-pointers made per contest.
Kobel was 3-of-7 from the field at SIUE, including 2-of-4 from three-point land, to finish with 10 points. Kobel (98 career three-pointers) needs ten more three-pointers to enter the program’s Top 10. Her 11 three-point attempts against both St. Xavier and Idaho State are the most in a single game in the conference.
Kobel has also averaged 1.5 steals and a team-high 34.2 minutes per game. She ranks eighth in the League in minutes played. Kobel has averaged 2.3 rebounds per contest over her career but is grabbing 5.5 caroms per game this season.
WALLACE GUARDS THE HOOP
Wallace ranks fifth in the Horizon League in blocks (1.3 bpg) and eighth in offensive rebounds (2.8 per game). Wallace has contributed 5.5 rebounds over 16.3 minutes a contest and shot .750 from the free throw line (12-of-16). Wallace’s free-throw percentage ranks ninth in the conference.
Wallace scored 11 first half points at SIUE on the way to tying her career high of 12 points. She shot 6-of-8 from the free throw line and added seven rebounds.
Her three-block effort against St. Xavier is the conference’s best effort thus far. She owns 42 career blocks and needs 23 more this season to enter the program's Top 10.
EMANUEL-CARR IMPRESSES AS A FRESHMAN
Emanuel-Carr had 10 points at Northwestern and began her Flames career with 15 points against St. Xavier. She had three steals against St. Xavier and two more swipes at Northwestern. She has played 15.5 minutes per contest off Regina Miller’s bench.
Emanuel-Carr is a product of Barking Abbey, one of London's most prestigious basketball academies. She averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five steals per game her final year at Barking Abbey. Emanuel-Carr also helped Great Britain win two games in the U20 European Championship in Albena, Bulgaria.
HANNEMANN AND STORY EARN PRESEASON HONORS; UIC PICKED FORTH
Both Hannemann and Story had stellar years in 2012-13. Hannemann was voted Second Team All-League while Story was selected to the All-Newcomer squad. The duo combined to average nearly 30 points per game and led the Flames in scoring in 24 of their 29 regular season contests.
TWO NEW ASSISTANT COACHES
Simpson guided Loyola to their first-ever Horizon League Championship game this past March. The Chicago native and graduate of Northwestern (1994) spent the last seven years at Loyola, including the final four seasons as head coach, where he compiled a record of 57-66 (.463).
Sardin spent last season on the Mt. Olive College coaching staff. As an assistant coach at Mt. Olive, Sardin helped the Trojans compile an 18-12 record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II Championship, marking their second-ever postseason berth.
STRONG SCHEDULE LIES AHEAD
Nine of UIC's 29 games are against programs that advanced to a postseason tournament during the 2012-13 campaign. In addition to Green Bay (NCAA), the Flames play four teams that participated in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) (Idaho State, Miami Ohio, Youngstown State and Butler) and one program that competed in the Women's Basketball Invitational (WBI) (Detroit).