Saturday, December 31, 2011

UIS women hit free throws to close out McKendree

Perfect free throw shooting in the final minute by the University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball team resulted in a 76-71 win over the McKendree University Bearcats on Friday night.

UIS seniors Cristina Nevins and Bailey Beale and sophomore Alyssa Palmer shot a combined 8-for-8 from the free throw line in the last 58.7 seconds. Palmer and sophomore Megan Bergerud scored 17 points for the Stars (6-4). Both Nevins and Beale finished with 13.

“We played better in the second half,’’ UIS coach Marne Fauser said. “We break it down into five-minute segments. We won a couple of those five-minute segments and really pushed that lead."

The win was featured in an December 31, 2011, article in The State Journal-Register.

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