Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Prairie Stars face difficult test on road

University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars men’s basketball coach Ben Wierzba needed just a few words to describe tonight’s opponent, the University of Findlay (Ohio) Oilers.

“They’re really good,” he said.

The Stars face Findlay, which is tied for No. 2 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II poll, at 6:30 CST on the Oilers’ home court. It is the first meeting ever between UIS (3-4) and Findlay (6-0).

Findlay has a 94-game home winning streak in regular season games at Croy Gymnasium. The Oilers last lost a regular-season contest at home on Feb. 12, 2004.
Findlay’s home record is 127-2 in the last eight years.

The University of Illinois Springfield Prairie Stars women’s basketball team plays a road game today at 6 p.m. CST against the Oakland City (Ind.) Lady Oaks.
UIS (3-3) and Oakland City (3-3) split a pair of games last season.

Senior Paulina Pogorzelski leads the Stars in scoring and rebounding with 13.8 points per game and 8 rebounds per game.

The games were previewed in a December 7, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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