Thursday, January 6, 2011

Prairie Stars hope to break out of slump against Flyers

The University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars men’s basketball team remains stuck in a rut.

UIS has lost six of its last seven contests. The Stars (4-7 overall, 0-4 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference) will attempt to end its losing streak today against the host Lewis Flyers (8-7, 1-3) in a league game at 7:45 p.m. today.

The Prairie Stars are trying to turn the corner after losing 69-65 to Indianapolis on Sunday. UIS lost 78-61 Tuesday to No. 8 Southern Indiana after only trailing 38-31 at halftime.

“We’ve got to execute a little bit better,” UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “We’ve got to tighten up our offense and defense. We’ve just got to get better in all aspects.”

The game was featured in a January 6, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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