Monday, December 20, 2010

Beale ignites offense as UIS women defeat Eureka

Junior Bailey Beale scored a career-high 25 points and freshman Megan Bergerud had her first double-double as the University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team defeated the Eureka Red Devils 87-70 Saturday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

Beale made 9-of-14 field goals and went 7-for-8 beyond the 3-point arc. Bergerud scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds. Paulina Pogorzelski added 12 points as the Stars made 10 3s and shot 49.3 percent (34-for-69) for the game.

UIS (4-4) never trailed, opening up a 21-3 lead in the first half to take a 43-22 advantage into halftime. Junior Cristina Nevins had a game-high 10 assists, and Mallory Beck scored eight points off the bench for UIS, as did Alyssa Palmer. Emilee Brown scored 19 points to pace Eureka (2-5).

The Stars will host Truman State on Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m.

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

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