Monday, December 19, 2011

UIS women get past the .500 mark

The University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team had never won a game when trailing at halftime under third-year coach Marne Fauser.

Until Saturday, that is.

UIS picked up a 66-63 non-conference victory over the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans at The Recreation and Athletic Center after being down by a point at halftime.

The 5-4 Prairie Stars, who were down 10-1 at the start, have a winning record for the first time since the first week of December 2010.

A layup by junior Ashley Coffey on the first possession of the second half put UIS ahead 36-35 for its first lead. UIS and Hannibal-LaGrange (8-7) stayed within six points of each other the rest of the way.

The win was featured in an December 18, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

Read the article online