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No. 13 Illinois 88, No. 21 Colo. 48

January 4, 1998

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) _ Melissa Parker scored 16 points as No. 13 Illinois beat No. 21 Colorado 88-48 Sunday, holding the Buffaloes to their lowest point total of the season.

The Illini (9-4) outrebounded the Buffs 56-31. Tauja Catchings, Alicia Sheeler and Casey Leonhardt each grabbed 10 rebounds for Illinois.

Illinois took a 14-4 lead and never trailed. The Illini led 30-17 at the half.

Ashley Berggren added 12 points for the Illini and Leonhardt had 10.

Melody Johnson led Colorado (6-4) with 11 points.

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