Illini Ride Hobby To First Big Ten Win

By IlliniGuys Staff

January 14, 2024

(Cover photo courtesy Illinois Athletics)

EVANSTON, Ill. - Camille Hobby scored a season-high 19 points and Illinois broke through with its first win in Big Ten play as they dominated Northwestern 93-52 Sunday afternoon.

It was the first win for Illinois (7-8, 1-4) against a power opponent this year.

Making just her third start of the season, the North Carolina State transfer was 8-of-10 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds for the Illini, who took a 45-21 lead at halftime.

Makira Cook added 18 points and dished out a team-best seven assists.  Genesis Bryant scored 15 and Kendall Bostic added 11 points and 13 rebounds against Northwestern (7-10, 2-4).

Maggie Pina had 11 points to lead the Wildcats, who shot just 27 percent from the field.

The Illini return to action on Wednesday when they host Rutgers (6pm, BTN+).

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