Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prairie Stars hit road for GLVC games

With their minds and bodies rejuvenated, the players on the University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars men’s basketball team are prepared to tip off Great Lakes Valley Conference play.

The UIS players are coming off an 11-day break from games. The stretch included three days completely off for Thanksgiving.

The Stars (3-2) resume play in their GLVC opener tonight at Drury (4-1) in Springfield, Mo.

UIS has played just once on the road this season in a regular-season game, a 76-68 loss to Lincoln University on Nov. 20.

“We played fives games in nine days, so the past two weeks we’ve had some time to work and get better,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “That’s what we need needed. They had several days to get rested up, rejuvenated, healthy and better. We’ve had a good week and a half of practice.

“I’m excited to get out there and see what progress we’ve made in the last two weeks.”

The team was featured in a December 2, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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