Friday, January 27, 2012

Prairie Stars' men's hoops team posts win in overtime

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team found itself playing overtime Thursday for the third time in the last seven games.

In their latest contest, the extra session belonged to the Prairie Stars. UIS pulled out a 57-51 victory over Maryville in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

The Stars closed out the overtime period on a 10-2 run.

“We put ourselves in this position too many times, but we find ways to get a win,’’ UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “We’ve just got to keep getting better.

“We’ve got to find ways to separate ourselves, but we’re making plays when we need to and we’re winning ballgames.’’

The win was featured in an January 27, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online