Monday, January 24, 2011

UIS men make it two out of three after win over Hawks

The University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball team picked up its second win in three contests with a 97-74 victory over the Rockhurst Hawks in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game Saturday at The Recreation and Athletic Center.

UIS (6-12 overall, 2-9 in the GLVC) and Rockhurst (5-14, 3-8) traded baskets for the first nine minutes of the first half. Down 20-18 with 12 minutes remaining, UIS put together a 24-6 run and took a 41-26 lead at the 4:10 mark. The Prairie Stars were ahead 53-35 at halftime.

Junior guard Lester Hart led UIS with 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field. He finished with six 3-pointers and three rebounds. Jermaine Love-Roberts and freshman Brandon Snowden scored 14 points apiece for the Stars.

Najja Nicholson led the Hawks with 16 points.

The Stars’ next contest is against Bellarmine, the No. 2 team in the NABC/NCAA Division II national poll, in a GLVC game Tuesday at Louisville, Ky.

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

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