Tuesday, January 17, 2012

UIS women turn tables on Quincy

The ever-improving University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team is moving in the right direction again.

The Prairie Stars took a positive stride with a 67-63 victory over Quincy in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Monday night at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

Prior to the win, Quincy had beaten UIS 11 straight times. The Stars hadn’t even come close to coming out on top.

The Hawks won all of the contests by double digits.

“I think they’re a really good program and obviously they have history of success,’’ UIS coach Marne Fauser said of Quincy.

“I’m really proud of my girls. I feel like they worked hard. They gave us their heart and effort. They left it all on the floor. I’m proud of our intensity and the way they played for 40 minutes.’’

The win was featured in an January 17, 2012, article in The State Journal-Register.

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