CHICAGO, Ill. – The Cleveland State women's basketball team picked up its fifth straight win Thursday evening, earning a 64-42 victory at UIC as Khayla Livingston set the program record for career three-pointers. The Vikings improve to 17-7 overall this season and 9-4 in Horizon League play.
· Ashanti Abshaw led the Viking offense with 19 points, while Khayla Livingston added 17 points.
· Khayla Livingston grabbed a team-high eight boards, with Olivia Voskuhl notching six rebounds and Shadae Bosley posting five.
· Ashanti Abshaw and Mariah Miller both recorded three assists on the game.
· The Vikings grabbed nine steals as a team, with Ashanti Abshaw recording three.
· The Viking defense held UIC to a 25-percent field goal percentage.
· Cleveland State owns a perfect 3-0 record during the month of February.
· Thursday's win marked Cleveland State's fifth straight victory, marking the team's longest winstreak of the season.
· The Vikings have now won six of their last seven contests.
· The Vikings tallied the season sweep over the Flames, as they recorded a 70-67 victory in the first meeting of the year.
CSU Career Three-Point Record Holder
· With five three-pointers at UIC, Khayla Livingston became the Cleveland State program record holder in three-pointers, finishing the game with 218 career shots from behind-the-arc. Livingston topped the former record of 217 set by Cori Coleman in 2015.
After a tight first quarter, the Vikings were able to distance themselves during the second frame, as Khayla Livingston and Ashanti Abshaw combined for four three-pointers to give the Vikings a 28-17 lead heading into the halftime break.
Over the first 28 seconds of the third quarter, Abshaw extended Cleveland State's lead to 33-17, recording a three-pointer and a steal and layup on the first two possessions of the half. The Vikings then went on to hold a sizeable advantage for the rest of the frame, and posted a perfect 8-for-8 performance from the free throw line to add to their lead.
Over the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, the Vikings were able to gain a 20-point advantage, going up 51-31 on Livingston's fifth three-pointer of the game, the shot that made her the program record holder in career three-pointers. Cleveland State then held onto their 20-point lead for the rest of the contest, coming away with the 64-42 victory.
CSU Career Record Book
· With six rebounds against the Flames, Olivia Voskuhl moved into 15th place in the CSU Career Record Book with 619 career boards.
· Cleveland State will close out its four-game roadswing at IUPUI on Saturday, February 10, taking on the Jaguars at 7:00 p.m.