Monday, December 20, 2010

Balanced Prairie Stars blow out Eureka

Senior point guard Brandon Farmer scored a season-high 16 points and five University of Illinois Springfield players finished in double figures Saturday in the Prairie Stars’ 95-52 men’s basketball victory over the Eureka Red Devils at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

Farmer made 6-of-6 shots, going 4-for-4 from 3-point range. He also grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists.

UIS (4-5) raced to a 35-8 lead, holding Eureka scoreless for more than six minutes.

The Stars led by 35 points after freshman Brandon Snowden made a layup with 3:42 to play in the half. UIS shot 61.1 percent (22-for-36) from the field in the half, committed just three turnovers, and led 56-25 at halftime.

Michael Fakuade scored 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds for UIS. Jermaine Love-Roberts added 12 points, Kendall Burrage chipped in 11, and Steffen Spinks scored 10 for the Stars, who made 13 3s.

Eureka (0-10) finished with 29 turnovers.

UIS will play its conference opener when it hosts Indianapolis in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game on Jan. 2 at 3 p.m.

The win was featured in a December 19, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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