Monday, January 24, 2011

Prairie Stars earn first GLVC women's victory

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team ended a nine-game losing streak and posted its first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference victory, beating the Rockhurst Hawks 72-54 Saturday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

UIS fell behind 7-2, but the Prairie Stars turned the contest around with a 16-0 run. The flurry included 3-pointers by Bailey Beale and Cristina Nevins, and UIS was up 18-7 with 5½ minutes left in the first half.

The Stars (5-13, 1-10) led 31-19 at halftime.

Freshmen Beale and Palmer scored 17 points apiece to lead UIS, which had lost 28 straight GLVC games since joining the league last season.

Chrissy Sarcone had 13 points for Rockhurst (4-15, 0-11).

The win was featured in a January 23, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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