Women’s basketball crushes SIUE

Rachel Story

Senior Rachel Story scored a game-high 27 points Wednesday. Photo: Steve Woltmann

Senior Rachel Story scored a game-high 27 points as the  women’s basketball team (2-2) cruised to a 88-65 road victory over SIUE (1-3) Wednesday . The Flames had five players in double figures and shot 8-of-17 from three-point land against the Cougars.

UIC dominated the glass as the Flames outrebounded the Cougars, 49-30. UIC collected 19 offensive rebounds and Ruvanna Campbell had seven offensive rebounds. The Flames held SIUE to 38.5 percent shooting (25-of-65) and the Cougars were limited to 4-of-16 from beyond the arc.

UIC drained 5-of-10 three pointers in the first half and led, 43-29, at the break. The Flames led by as many as 21 early in the second half (55-34) before SIUE trimmed the lead to nine at 71-62 with 5:52 to play. UIC responded with a 10-1 run to put the game away.

Both Katie Hannemann and Campbell picked up double-doubles for the second consecutive contest. Hannemann had 15 points and 10 rebounds while Campbell collected 11 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

Senior Megan Wallace scored 11 first-half points 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.

Senior Emily Kobel was 3-of-7 from the field, including 2-of-4 from the three-point line, to finish with 10 points. Kobel (99 career three-pointers) needs nine more made three-pointers to enter the program’s Top 10.

UIC returns home Saturday to host  Miami Ohio. The RedHawks (1-2) picked up their first win of the season Saturday with a 55-39 home victory over Chicago State.

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