Photos by B Corbin of the Illinois Wesleyan Women Basketball team against University of Chicago at the Shirk Center Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, in Bloomington, Illinois.
By WJBC Staff
The Illinois Wesleyan women's basketball team found themselves down 12 in the first half and took their first lead with 17:33 to play in the game as they came back to defeat Chicago, 67-57, at the Shirk Center on Saturday.
Melissa Gardner led the Titans with 18 points.
The Titans honored their 2012 team before the game by unveiling their National Championship banner.
The Maroons were ahead by as many as 12 in the first half and led 32-28 at the break. The Titans tied the game at 32-32 with 18:30 to play and then took the lead with a basket almost a minute later, a lead they held onto the rest of the way, going ahead by as many as 14 at 54-40 with 7:38 remaining.
Chicago committed 34 turnovers compared to 13 by the Titans.
The No. 14-ranked Titans improved to 4-2 while the Maroons fell to 1-4.