Tuesday, December 2, 2014

UIS men's basketball team rolls past Blue Tigers

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team spotted Lincoln University the first two points and then didn't trail again in an 81-55 victory Monday night at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

It was the second time this season that UIS defeated Lincoln. The Prairie Stars beat the Blue Tigers 72-67 at Jefferson City, Mo., on Nov. 24.

After the 2-0 deficit, UIS went on a 16-1 run and led 16-3 midway through the first half.

The Prairie Stars eventually doubled-up Lincoln in the half, taking a 38-19 lead into intermission. UIS, which improved to 4-1, was able to go deep into its bench in the second half as 11 players got into the scoring column.

Junior guard Jamall Millison netted a team-high 17 points on five of eight shooting from the floor for the Prairie Stars. He nailed three of five attempts from 3-point range.

UIS center Dylan Sparkman also made five of eight shots and finished with 13 points and six rebounds.

Junior forward Sammie Elem chipped in 13 points and had a team-high 10 boards, and junior guard Davi Austin made two 3s and added eight points and five assists for the Prairie Stars.

The article appeared online in The State Journal-Register on December 1, 2014.

Read the full article here.