Friday, January 23, 2015

UIS men win second straight game

Senior forward Dylan Sparkman collected 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in University of Illinois-Springfield’s 55-36 victory against Saint Joseph’s in a Great Lakes Valley Conference men's basketball game Thursday.

It was the second straight win for the Prairie Stars (8-8 overall, 2-6 in the GLVC). UIS hasn’t posted back-to-back victories since early December.

Saint Joseph’s led 32-30 at halftime. The Pumas were up 50-45 with nine minutes 43 seconds left. UIS took the lead on junior guard JJ Cravatta’s 3-pointer at the 6:10 mark. Jordan Seele’s dunk got Saint Joseph’s within 60-58 with 1:15 remaining. UIS was 6-for-9 from the free throw line in the final 1:05.

The win was reported by The State Journal-Register on January 23, 2015.

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