Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UIS men hold off Quincy for fifth win in seven games

The 2-7 start to the season for the University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team has been all but forgotten.

That’s because the Prairie Stars’ win column keeps growing. UIS has five victories in the last seven games, including a 62-59 win over Quincy in a Great Lakes Valley Conference contest Monday night at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

“That’s a good team win,’’ UIS coach Ben Wierzba said. “Lester (Hart) gets hurt. (Michael) Fakuade is in foul trouble. We’ve had a lot of guys step up and make plays for us. That’s the best thing I can say about our team. One through 13 . . . that locker room stepped up. Some way or another, they helped us win that ballgame."

The win was featured in an January 12, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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