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Redbirds Drop First Game of UCI Thanksgiving Invite

IRVINE, Calif. – The Illinois State women's basketball (1-4) fell to UC Irvine (3-2), 67-55, to open the UCI Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday afternoon at the Bren Events Center in Irvine.

Redshirt junior Mary Crompton finished with a game-high 18 points, going 6-of-14 (42.9%) from behind the three-point arc. Junior DeAnna Wilson just missed a double-double, ending with 16 points and nine rebounds.

The Anteaters were led by redshirt freshman guard Kayla Williams who had 15 pts, five assists and four steals on the day. Graduate student center Tara Dusharm tallied 14 points, also collecting eight boards.