Nov. 30, 2012
Scouting the Redhawks
Southeast Missouri enters Saturday’s game with a 3-4 record, losing its most recent game against Missouri, 80-51. The Redhawks have non-conference wins over Wright State (78-66), Arkansas State (52-51) and UTPA (55-54). SEMO was picked to finish sixth in the west division of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Newcomer of the Week
Junior Rachel Story was named the Horizon League’s Newcomer of the Week for her performance in last week’s game against Illinois State. Story recorded a career-high 28 points and 11-of-18 shooting as she also pulled down six rebounds and dished out five assists. Story is the first Flame to earn a weekly league award this season.
Career Night For Hannemann
Redshirt junior Katie Hannemann set two new career highs in last week’s game against Illinois State with 17 points and seven made field goals. Hannemann also tied a career high with 11 rebounds and her double-double was the first for UIC this season. She now ranks sixth in the Horizon League in rebounding (8.3) and 10th in scoring (13.0). Hannemann also ranks fifth in FG percentage (.500) and fourth in FT percentage (.875).
A Consistent Story
Junior Rachel Story put up a career-high 28 points in last week’s loss Illinois State, marking her fourth-straight game with 17 points or more. Story is one of just two Horizon League players to score 17 points or more in every game played this season as Cleveland State’s Shalonda Winton has done so in six games. Story’s 20 points per game average ranks fourth in the league and 30th in the nation.
Senior Taylor Foulks’ 7-of-9 from three performance against SIUE ranks as tied for the second-best effort in all of NCAA D-I this season and her seven made three ranks tied-for-fifth. Foulks has drilled 184 career treys and sits in fifth place on UIC’s all-time leaderboard. She needs 55 more threes to claim the No. 1 spot from Hall of Famer Joanne McCarthy.
60 Points for the Trio
Juniors Rachel Story, Katie Hannemann and Emily Kobel combined to score 60 of UIC’s 74 points against Illinois State with Story notching 28 and Hannemann and Kobel posting 17 and 15, respectively. The trio also combined to shoot 24-of-42 (.571) as the team went 29-of-69 (.420). All three players are averaging double-digit scoring figures with Story at 20.0, Hannemann at 13.0 and Kobel at 10.3.
Oldie but Dahnke
Redshirt senior Heidi Dahnke is one of the most efficient of the Flames this season. The fifth-year player is averaging 6.8 rebounds per game (10th in the HL) in just 23.8 minutes of play per contest. Dahnke has pulled down at least six rebounds in each game so far this season with a season high of eight against Illinois State.
The UIC women’s basketball ranks first in the Horizon League with 3.5 blocks per game. Megan Wallace, Taylor Foulks and Katie Hannemann all sit at tied-for-ninth in the conference with nearly 1.0 swats per contest. Five Flames’ players have recorded two or more blocks so far this season in just four games.
807 and Climbing
Senior Taylor Foulks currently has 807 career points, needing just 193 to eclipse the coveted 1,000 mark. Foulks would be just the 18th player in UIC history to reach 1,000 career points. Last season the Flames had two players surpass the four-digit milestone in then-seniors Jasmine Bailey (1,535) and Shamiea Green (1,334).
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.