Dec. 19, 2006
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DEKALB, Ill. - The Northern Illinois University women's basketball team looks to extend its winning streak to six Wednesday when it travels to Chicago, Ill. to take on the University of Illinois-Chicago at 7 p.m.
The Huskies will be taking on their eighth opponent, and fourth in a row, from the state of Illinois. The Huskies are currently 6-1 against teams from the Land of Lincoln.
Led by Stephanie Raymond's career-high 30 points, the Northern Illinois University women's basketball team snapped the five game home winning streak of Bradley University when it knocked off the Braves 85-75 at Robertson Field House Sunday afternoon.
Raymond was a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line in the second half and 12-13 for the game. She was 8-13 from the field, including 2-6 from three-point territory. For her effort, Raymond earned MAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Mary Basic finished the game with 11 points. Whitney Lowe had 13 points, including three three-pointers. She also had seven rebounds.
Northern Illinois leads the all-time series 24-11. The Huskies defeated the Flames 51-40 last season at the Convocation Center. Stephanie Raymond led all scorers with 17 points. Kristin Wiener posted a double-double in the game scoring 14 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The Flames last win came on Dec. 16, 1997 when they defeated the Huskies, 69-65.
NIU is 3-1 on the road this year. The Huskies are coming off their 85-75 win over Bradley Sunday at Robertson Field House. The Huskies have also defeated Cincinnati and Northwestern at the Mildred and Roger L. White Invitational. NIU fell to DePaul, 71-68 on the Huskies first venture outside the Convocation Center. UIC comes into Wednesday's contest having lost to DePaul 74-65 Sunday.
A video feed of the game will be available to fans through the Horizon League's website. Fans can click on http://all-access.cstv.com/cstv/player/player.html?code=hori&sport=w-baskbl&category=live&media=14989 for the video.