Women’s basketball sets new records in Friday win

Women's basketball player Kendyl Nunn

Kendyl Nunn (shown here against UIS) led the Flames Friday with 16 points. Photo: Timothy Nguyen

The UIC women’s basketball team (10-3) ended its nonconference schedule Friday with a 104-26 home victory over Robert Morris-Springfield (3-11).

UIC opens Horizon League play at home Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. against Youngstown State (11-1). The Penguins are in first place in the Horizon League with 11 nonconference wins.

The Flames set a long list of records Friday at the UIC Pavilion: widest margin of victory (78), fewest points allowed (26), made field goals (47), assists (33) and highest field goal percentage (.618).

UIC scored more points in the first half (55) than allowed over the last two games (54), including the win over Loyola, 63-28, Tuesday at the Pavilion.

The 2014 WBI champions are off to their best 13-game start since joining Division I in 1981, winning 14 out of their last 17 contests. UIC is 8-0 at home, where the team has outscored opponents by an average of 27.8 points.

Six UIC players scored in double-figures and the Flames’ bench contributed 54 points. UIC grabbed 18 offensive rebounds and scored 24 second-chance points.

The Flames tied their season high with 18 steals and committed a season-low 10 turnovers while forcing 26 turnovers to score 42 points off the Eagles’ miscues.

Kendyl Nunn played 26 minutes off the bench to match her season high of 16 points to lead the Flames. She grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds. Melita Emanuel-Carr (14 points) and Manuella Kanmegni (12 points) both went 6-of-9 from the floor. Ruvanna Campbell was 6-of-6 from the field and added 12 points in 10 minutes of action. She is the only UIC player to score in double-figures in all 13 contests this year.

Terri Bender and Caitlin Garant each contributed 11 points while Bender picked up a team-high four steals. Imani Moore scored eight points and set a career high with seven assists.



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