Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Peoria center picks Illinois

PEORIA – Peoria Central center Brittany Daugherty is the fifth player to commit to the Illinois women’s basketball program.

Daugherty (6-2) is ranked 74th among the nation’s top seniors, according to the All Star Girls Report. She averaged 12 points and seven rebounds for the Lions.

UI women show host of talents

   CHAMPAIGN  Fans won''t see the Illinois women''s basketball team in the Assembly Hall again until the heart of the holiday shopping season.

   But if things go as well Dec. 6 against DePaul in the home opener as they did in two exhibition games, the Illini will feel good about themselves as they head into the holidays.

UI women''s basketball box score

Illini 97, Kuanas 34

UI women''s basketball practice report

   The offense was great but the defense not so hot during Monday''s exhibition game, so look for the Illini to spend time working on it.


Vana, Illini find the range fast

   CHAMPAIGN  Looks like Dawn Vana''s shooting touch hasn''t gone anywhere since March.

   When Illini fans last saw her, Vana was polishing off a junior season in which she shot a career-best 50.4 percent and averaged 9.8 points.

UI women''s basketball box score

Illini 105, Ohio Legends 90

UI Women''s Basketball Practice Report

   Senior Holly Wilson has endured her share of pain, having battled foot injuries during various portions of her Illinois career.

   She still experiences pain in the foot, but Wilson has decided she''ll try to play through it this season rather than take a medical redshirt.

UI women''s basketball practice report

   If anyone needed an indication of how freshman guard Jere Issenmann was adapting to her new environment, the five three-pointers she drilled in Saturday''s scrimmage was the hint.


UI recruiting class taking on Chicago look

COUNTRY CLUB HILLS - Theresa Grentz´s coaching staff won´t have far to drive to catch up on the Illini´s latest batch of recruits. They can head toward Chicago.

The Illini women have picked up another Chicago-area recruit, as Hillcrest´s Janelle Hughes became the fourth member of the group that will enroll in 2002.

UI recruit finds match in Grentz

WHEELING - Kari Embree has found a soul mate.

Fortunately for the Illinois women´s basketball program and its fans, it is Theresa Grentz.