Tuesday, February 15, 2011

UIS women pick up first league win on the road

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team earned its first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference road victory, beating St. Joseph’s 78-57 Monday at Richard F. Scharf Alumni Fieldhouse.

Senior Paulina Pogorzelski scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Prairie Stars (7-17 overall, 2-14 in the GLVC), whose other conference victory this season came at home against Rockhurst. UIS went winless in the GLVC last season as a first-year member.

Pogorzelski scored 10 points in the first half as UIS shot 57 percent from the field.

The next action for UIS will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when it welcomes Wisconsin-Parkside to The Recreation and Athletic Center for the Prairie Stars’ Pink Zone Game. UIS will wear pink jerseys for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The win was featured in a February 15, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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